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This is a 'Lite Byte' menu of topics which can be provided as a one to one or few table top topic and as handouts
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Application Skills

1

Emails - how to use your email account: folders, manage attachments  in Gmail, Yahoo, WLM etc

2

Use Libre Office to :-  Write a document/letter, Make a spreadsheet/lists, Make a presentation, Use Mail merge to create labels e.g. friends addresses, Create an address book


Apps

3

Free Games including the free games site Playtopia and those preloaded in windows e.g. Solitaire, Sudoku, quizzes, crossword puzzles, word games etc

4

Use the Apps store to find and download safe (and free) programs


Basic Skills

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Basic Introduction to using Windows 10 laptops, Apple, Android or Google Tablets

6

Browse our list of the basic skills and knowledge you ALL ought to possess - we will take you through it individually

7

Common ‘computer’ products explained, e.g. Tower PC, Laptop, Tablet - Apple & Android, iPhone, Android Phone, Kindle/Kindle Fire tablets etc

8

Glossary of common computer terms

9

How to get the best out of your mobile phone - setup to suit YOUR needs, Apps,  photos, music, alarm, WiFi etc

10

One click logon to your ComputerPal’s website (there’s lots of useful help and information there!)

11

Roam the internet using the search engine of your choice e.g. Google Chrome, Safari, IE, Mozilla Firefox or any other..

12

Setting your laptop/pc to do automatic  updates - you MUST know how to do this!

13

Transferring and managing Photos, e.g. to and from phone

14

Using a graphics tablet for beginners


Create a document

15

Contribute to our CPs Newsletter

16

Create a calendar

17

Create a post card/birthday/greeting card

18

Create a web page

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Create an address book

20

Create a painting


How to

21

Cloud storage - what it is and how to use it e.g. to store holiday documents, passports, plane tickets, hotel bookings

22

Compile a quiz (use the internet to check your answers)

23

Enhance photos

24

How to get instant online Help (user forums, Blogs & knowledge sites), read reviews (good AND bad) and learn to ‘read between the lines’

25

How to Research and Create a family tree

26

Internet shopping - learn safe and easy ways to ensure you find the products which suit your needs at the lowest cost

27

Internet Skills

28

Keeping in touch with your local community incl. Chronicle and Echo online, local TV and Radio

29

Local community (free) bargains e.g. Nextdoor, Freegle

30

National lottery - how to set up an account

31

Recipes - Search by ingredients, recipe, chef, check salt/sugar content of foods

32

Use add on products, such as Alexa, Google Nest, Apple Watch, GarageBand etc …

33

Use the internet to get ideas for home decorating or garden design

34

Using Amazon to buy (almost anything) online, safely

35

Using eBay; how to set up a simple account and sell your unwanted items online

36

Using e-books such as Kindle and iBooks.

37

Using PayPal to pay for your purchases safely and securely.

38

Using price comparison sites such as gocompare.com, comparethemarket.com etc for best prices on insurance, cars, energy, holidays

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Voice control - Using Alexa smart speakers, Hey Google etc

40

Write a simple program

41

YouTube - for all 'HOW TO' and Music videos, plus YouTube for children - learning videos and cartoons


Security

42

Check out the latest scams and urban legends

43

Computer Security, including choosing and setting up (Free) Antivirus apps


Setup

44

Check your broadband speed at home

45

Creating an external backup for important data e.g. photos & docs, emails, phone contacts ….

46

How to create a Disk Image (for computer recovery in the event of a fatal crash) - ask a volunteer)

47

How to ensure your laptop or Tablet stays in good working order e.g. CCleaner, Malwarebytes etc

48

How to set up a printer, use scanning and copy functions

49

iPad and iPhone - the basics plus intro to specific apps and programs such as FaceTime, Pages, Numbers, Keynote


Social Media

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Keep in touch with friends on social media incl. Facebook, Whats App (free telephone and video chats), Instagram, Messenger or other app of your choice

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