Basic Computer Skills MOOC - Covers operating systems, using a keyboard, email, social media, internet, and word processing.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
A resource of educational web tools and mobile apps for tutors
Free Tech for Teachers
A great link to a document that provides a list of websites for lessons, teacher development, and more. The site really delves into what tech resources teachers and students can effectively use in a class. Many of these resources are for elementary schools, but they can certainly be modified for adult students.
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.
Tutors and students can use Pinterest in a number of ways. Firstly, Pinterest can be used to post interesting articles or reading exercises for the students when not tutoring. Additionally, Pinterest can be used as a way to search and type words to find pins of interest by the student.
Facebook is used by many of our students. You could create a Facebook "Group" to communicate with your student, promote interesting articles or additional information for upcoming tutoring sessions, or start a discussion. You can also help your students post status messages, create an event for a birthday party, or search for old friends. The opportunities for learning are endless!
Twitter can be used for learning in many different ways. Tutors and students could follow the tweets of their favorite musician or a local politican. Students could tweet to other people (including celebrities!). Students can also search for certain topics and find old friends.
Blogging is a great way to teach digital literacy while also developing vocabulary, working on sentence structure, and writing creatively. Students could create a learning journal which chronicles what they are learning in tutoring or they could create an experience blog that shares their life experiences. They can write poetry, tell stories, or give their opinion about the latest football game. **Be sure to discuss privacy settings with your student before setting up the blog.