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TOP 10 resources for learners

GCF Learn

From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.

Digital Learn

Digital Learn hosts a wealth of self paced video tutorials and instructor guides and lesson plans for topics including Intro to Computers & the Internet, Being Safe Online, Job Skills, Productivity Skills, Facebook, Skype, Online Shopping and Mobile Devices.

Training content is also available in Spanish

Northstar Digital Literacy Project

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in nine main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Mousing Around: Mousercise!

Mousercise is an online exercises teaching how to move and click a computer mouse, click buttons, use drop-down and scroll-bar menus, and fill-out forms.

Training content is also available in Spanish

Typing.com

Fun and entertaining typing curriculum. Featuring engaging exercises, interactive typing games, and positive reinforcement, Typing.com is perfect for all age ranges and skill levels.

A comparable resource is also available in Spanish

Learn My Way

With a free registration (no email address required) students can track their progress and gain certifications in topics including; Using your computer or device, Online basics, Online shopping, Socializing online, Using Facebook, Using a digital camera, Watching and listening online, How to be a Digital Champion, Online safety, Finding a job online, Improving your health online, Managing your money online and Public services online.  

The resource is designed to be fully accessible and usable for everyone and provides an Accessibility Guide

Microsoft Digital Literacy Standard Curriculum

The Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum consists of five modules including; Computer Basics, The Internet, Cloud Services and the World Wide Web, Productivity Programs, Computer Security & Privacy and Digital Lifestyles. Featuring screenshots and simulations from Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013 to illustrate and provide hands-on examples, the curriculum prepares students to sit a free 30-60 minutes Digital Literacy Certificate Test.

The resource is also available in Latin American Spanish, Thai, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Polish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, UK English, Portuguese, Greek, Hindi, and Irish. Additional languages are in development. Language options are available here

Techboomers

Techboomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life. The resource hosts 100+ free courses ranging from iPhone Texting to Airbnb and Ancestry.com.

OnGuard Online

Provides tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your family.

 

TOP 10 resources for job seekers

Employ & Empower Resume Rally Resource

This website was designed to facilitate the AFN led Employ & Empower Resume Rallies. It hosts useful resume tips and a host of templates.

Job Description Writer – CareerOne

The Job Description Writer walks you through a step-by-step process of building a meaningful job description that can be used to create responsibilities within a resume.

Google Resume Builder

Google’s Resume Builder lets you create a professional-looking resume in a flash. It connects to your Google Drive account, which means your resume will be secure, easy to edit, and created for free using a simple work history form and selection of templates.

Creating Resumes – Digital Learn

Digital Learn’s video tutorials walk students through how to create and edit resumes in Microsoft Word.

Job Search – GCFLearnFree

GCFLearnFree’s tutorials provide detailed instructions and tips on Cover Letters, Interviewing Skills, Job Applications, Job Search and Networking and Resume Writing.

Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders – CareerOne

Have a criminal record and need a job? Find tips and resources to help you explore careers, get training, and search and apply for jobs.

My Next Move  

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person’s interests and level of work experience.

Content is also available in Spanish

Veteran and Military Transition Center

Veteran and Military Transition Center is your one-stop site for employment, training and financial help after your military service.

Content is also available in Spanish

Indeed Prosper Fair Chance Program

Indeed Prosper Fair Chance Program puts you in front of employers who may be more friendly to hiring people with barriers to employment.

Employment for People with Disabilities

Texas Health and Human Services is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have access to meaningful employment services in the community, especially integrated competitive employment. This webpage hosts a series of links to local programs that assist people with disabilities obtain employment.