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<ul><li>Teaching a Refugee Client ”Hajer Abood” How to Use Software/Hardware to Search on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>By </li></ul><ul><li>Amna AL Qaisi </li></ul>
Name: Amna Al Qaisi Class: 571 First project Teaching a Refugee Client ”Hajer Abood” How to Use Software/Hardware to Search on the Internet This project and the instructions are about vitally important personally and professionally for those whom English is not their first language. I feel is very important for most librarians because it will give them the ability to greatly assist those who use foreign languages. When I entered USA as a refugee in 2007, I really needed to be able to converse with my family who spoke very little English. I needed the Arabic keyboard to chat with them. I searched everywhere to find an Arabic Keyboard, but it was very difficult to find one. After I asked and search I found a very beautiful, elegant, easy and efficient way to deal with the problem. Really, the need is the mother of research. As usual I started to Google to solve my problem . I found it at Arabic keyboard.com! It was as if a virtual Arabic keyboard with Arabic letters on it like ( أ , ب , ت , ث , ج , ح , خ , د , ذ , ر , ز , س , ش , ص , ض , ط , ظ , ع , غ , ف , ق , ك , ل , م , ن , ه , و , ي ( I was so happy to discovered and found the solution to my dilemma. I was proud of myself because I discovered the solution by myself. I found using this resource to be invaluable because I can do research in SIRLS topics in Arabic. There are vast academic databases of articles written in different languages! I started to teach the clients who they are really in need to use the Arabic and different keyboards at the resettlement agency and at Martha Cooper brunch library. When I started to think about this project and asked many clients to be my student, they embarrassed to do it with me because I informed them that I will write a biography about them and give their address and phone numbers in my project. Then my daughter offered to help me and participate in this project. She told me that I taught her this thing before and she worked as a volunteer in TIARC organization to teach the refugees how to use it. I welcomed her idea to be my student in this project. Hajer Abood is from Iraq .She is one of my twins. She lives in 8 countries in the Middle East. She speaks six Arabic dialects including; Iraqi, Egyptian, Syrian, Jordanian, Libyan, Lebanese, in addition to English language and little Spanish. She is 15 years old. She is a 9th grade student at Rincon High school. She resides in 840 N. Al Vernon Way, APT #102,Tucson Az #85711 and her phone # is 520-908-6350. She is very smart, fluent, in computer literacy but didn’t know about the Arabic keyboard.
<ul><li>This is a sample of Arabic & English keyboard </li></ul>
<ul><li>I will start teaching her how to use the Arabic keyboard by using the internet. So lets go to the desktop. </li></ul>
<ul><li>On the desktop you will find internet explorer. Then make double click on it . </li></ul><ul><li>Internet explorer </li></ul>
<ul><li>Then you will find Google search box. Put the cursive in the box to write www.arabickeyboard.com </li></ul>
<ul><li>Right click on Google search. Many sits of Arabic keyboards will appear in the screen . You can choose the first one . </li></ul>
<ul><li>If you are Arabic and you know how to write in Arabic , you can write Arabic channels or anything else you want to search about it by using that keyboard. </li></ul>
<ul><li>After you finish writing the Arabic channels, highlight it, make copy and paste it on Google search box . Then press search . </li></ul>
<ul><li>Many different sits will appear and you can choose the first one. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Many Arabic channels will appear in the screen and you can choose what ever you want to watch . Hajer choose Alsharqiya ( Iraqi channel ) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Black screen will appears . It will start loading and then you will see online live TV. Press in the middle of the screen to make full screen. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The benefits of using different keyboards and the internet: </li></ul><ul><li>. It is very cheap </li></ul><ul><li>. You don’t need TV </li></ul><ul><li>. It is free </li></ul><ul><li>. You don’t need translation or interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>. You can watch any channels at any time (because these channels open 24 hours). </li></ul><ul><li>. Any one can use the same way if s/he wants to use academic search at any field of study. </li></ul><ul><li>References: </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.arabickeyborad.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.fomny.com </li></ul>