Computer skills for the TASC


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Computer skills need for computer based testing, with a focus on the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).

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  • What skills would you need to use this if you had never used a computer before?
  • Assign the tests to alternating participants and have them take the online tutorials either timed or untimed. Participants share experience with neighbor and then with large group.
  • Computer skills for the TASC

    1. 1. Nell Eckersley COMPUTER SKILLS FOR THE TASC
    2. 2. Objectives •List basic computer skills needed to take the computer based TASC •Identify websites that allow students to practice these skills •Identify transferable skills •Develop lessons around specific skills •Develop lessons using transferable skills including online medical forms, job applications, and customer service interactions 2
    3. 3. 3 Digital Literacy: The skills associated with using technology to enable users to find, evaluate, organize, create, & communicate information
    4. 4. 4 Resources for Today • Our Google Drive Folder • Tech Tools and examples from our workshop “Tools and Examples for CBT Skill Practice” • This PowerPoint on SlideShare • Twitter Hashtag: #cunyali
    5. 5. 5 For your own learning • •LINCS Community
    6. 6. 6 Internet Access and more •EveryoneOn: Internet service as low as $10 a month, low-cost computers, and free digital literacy courses—for you, your program, your students • ctae-is-working-to-get-everyone-on/ •
    7. 7. 7 Resources Computer Literacy Skills • Basic Computer Skills Curriculum: resources/computer-curriculum • Computer Literacy Instructional Resources: skills • Keyboard skills: • Mouse Skills: ce.html • Northstar Basic Computer Skills Assessment:
    8. 8. 8 Resources Internet Skills • Internet 101: Microsoft Software Skills • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners: • Microsoft Publisher 2010 for Beginners: • Microsoft Word 2010 for Beginners:
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    10. 10. Have you ever taken a test on a computer? •TABE Online tutorial •New GED tutorial utorial.html •Online Interactive Demo Introduces Technology-Enhanced Items to TASC Test Takers •Online Testing: It’s Easier than You Think (Video) 10
    11. 11. 11 What do you think? • Go to: • Answer this question by double clicking somewhere on the screen and typing in the box that appears What skills did you use to take the computer based testing tutorials?
    12. 12. Skills for Computer Based Testing (CTB) •Keyboarding •Navigating with a mouse •Copying and Pasting •Reading on a screen •Reading informational texts •Reading &Following directions •Common internet layouts •Common internet vocabulary 12
    13. 13. Keyboarding: •Free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels •Includes entertaining typing games, typing tests, and free official typing certification •Has a Teacher Portal where you can track students' work 13
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    15. 15. •Obama Administration Initiative •Advancement of digital literacy across all age groups and stages of learning •Organizes content conveniently •Enables valuable discussion and collaboration among users •Elevates best practices to improve the quality of digital literacy offerings •Share your content & ideas 15
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    17. 17. Computers Skills for Everyday Life Medical forms • information/patient-forms.jsp Job applications • (complex) • (easier) 17
    18. 18. Computers Skills for Everyday Life •YouTube reviews •Amazon reviews • •eBay reviews 18
    19. 19. Computers Skills for Everyday Life •Online banking •Online bill paying •Libraries online •Shopping online •Reading on a screen •Reading and writing emails 19
    20. 20. Tools •Gmail accounts •Usernames •Passwords •Google Drive •PaperLi •DropBox •Weebly •Smore •Padlet 20
    21. 21. Examples •Strong Passwords us/windows-vista/tips-for-creating-a-strong-password •Integrating Technology in Adult Education Question (short link) tus3-2cuThO5oxJJuJH8BmmHIPUh3o/edit • Adult Ed and Technology Paper.Li •Tech for TASC Dropbox folder • Mi49nT 21
    22. 22. 22 Examples •Integrating Mobile Technology in Adult Education Weebly • •Weebly for Education •Web Resources for Social Studies • •Integrating Web based resources into Social Studies Instruction Padlet •
    23. 23. Exercise 1. Go to this Google Doc 2. Explore any two tools/examples 3. On your own paper, list at least 5 ways the two tools/examples are different or similar 4. Describe how one or both could be used to help your students practice for the TASC 5. How could you integrate this tool into your teaching? 6. Share with your neighbor 23
    24. 24. 24 My contact information Nell Eckersley • •@LACNYCNell • •LINCS Community Technology & Learning Group