How To Use Technology

Computers, Operating Systems, Microsoft Office Applications, Internet

  • GCFLearn.org – Features a wide range of instructions and short video tutorials on a wide range of technical topics.

Resources in Other Languages

Job Skills

Workplace Skills
Job Search
  • Online Practice TestsLearningExpress Library supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.
    • Note: This site requires an account that has been created through your local school, public library or high education institution.
  • Resume & Cover Letter Builder – This step-by-step resume builder will help you create and publish the most effective resumes possible. As you build, you’ll find expert advice, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful resume samples to help you through each step of the process.
    • Note: This site requires an account that has been created through your local school, public library or high education institution.

Programming & Coding

  • codecademy.com – Learn to code a variety of popular languages using interactive online tutorials that show your code in action and walk you through how to do it if you are stuck.
  • w3schools.com – Useful reference for web development and scripting languages. Also has tutorials.
  • tutsplus.com – Articles and video-based courses on a variety of coding and graphic design skills.

Design & Graphics

  • Computer Skills Center – Find in depth lengthy online video tutorials on SharePoint, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
    • Note: This site requires an account that has been created through your local school, public library or higher education institution.

Microsoft, Office and Adobe Tutorials

  • Computer Skills Center – Through the Computer Skills Center find in depth lengthy online video tutorials on a wide range of office, Microsoft and Adobe products and different versions This includes Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, Project Pro, Word, Access, Visio, Office 365, Outlook, PC Hardware and Software and Network Basics, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
    • Note: This site requires an account that has been created through your local school, public library or high education institution.

Google

Online shopping, entertainment and social media sites

TechBoomers.com provides quick reviews of a large number of Internet sites.

  • Social Networks – Communication tools such as dating sites, Facebook, Gmail, Goodreads, Hangouts, Flickr, Facetime, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Online Shopping – Shopping sites such as Airbnb, Amazon and Amazon Prime, eBay, Craigslist, Etsy, travel sites, and StubHub.
  • Online Entertainment – Sites like Audible, Buzzfeed, ESPN, Hoopla, IMDB, Netflix, HBO Now, Pandora, Spotify, and Pokemon Go.
  • Useful Websites and Apps – Miscellaneous useful sites like Ancestry.com, Angie’s List, Care.com, Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Maps, LinkedIn, Lyft, Uber, and WebMD.

New Technology

  • https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/thenow/ – This section covers recent technological developments and issues, such as VR, Drones, 3D Printing, Internet Culture, Fake News, Trolling, WikiLeaks, Reddit, and Clickbait, as well as using the Internet for live video sites, awareness of targeted advertising, sponsored content, chatbots, crowdfunding, Big Data, and Bitcoin.

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