Basic Digital Skills For Carers
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A collection of resources that will help absolute beginners to use a range of technologies.
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Computer Basics: Basic Parts of a Desktop Computer

Computer Basics: Basic Parts of a Desktop Computer | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
Are you new to using computers? Do you wonder what people mean when they say the cloud, Windows, Lion, or Yosemite? Perhaps you just want to know more about how computers work. When it comes to learning today's technology, Computer Basics has all of the basic concepts covered.
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How To Use A Computer Keyboard | Step-By-Step Guide

How To Use A Computer Keyboard | Step-By-Step Guide | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
Labelled diagram + expertly-written, jargon-free instructions. All the important keys, plus tips on how to use them efficiently.
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Whenever you use a computer, you’ll probably use a keyboard. The most common kind is referred to as a ‘QWERTY’ keyboard after the keys on the top row of letters.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to help you get to know what your keyboard can do.

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Setting up a Scoop.it account

Setting up a Scoop.it account | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
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How to create your own Scoop.it account.

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Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 2

Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 2 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
Learn the basics of how to take great pictures with your digital camera or mobile device.
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Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 4

Too many digital camera owners have never figured out how to transfer the images from their camera to their computer. The Golden Years Geek explains how.
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Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 6

Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 6 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
How do I safely remove a USB device from my computer? » Hardware » Mac » Tech Ease: Some USB devices, such as a flash drive or a memory card connected with a USB card reader, must first be ejected before they can be removed from your computer or shut off. The device is ejected to ensure that nothing is being written to the memory card when it’s removed. If you remove the […]
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Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 10

Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 10 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
Knowing where to get music during the age of albums and tapes was easy. The local record shop was essentially the only option if you were looking to pick up some new music. But today, an MP3 player can hold seemingly endless hours of music--so how do you fill it up? Read on for some suggestions on how to top off your MP3 player.
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Dementia Experienced - Additional Resource on medication used to treat dementia

Dementia Experienced - Additional Resource on medication used to treat dementia | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
An Alzheimer's Society factsheet on drugs used to relieve behavioural symptoms in people with dementia.
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E-Mail Skills Intermediate - Resource 2

E-Mail Skills Intermediate - Resource 2 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
A variety of email accounts can be handy. It's great to keep a personal email that you only give to friends, a business email that you only give to associates, a "trusted provider" email that you give to companies you trust not to sell...
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E-Mail Skills Intermediate - Resource 4

E-Mail Skills Intermediate - Resource 4 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
Gmail has been increasing in popularity since it was first introduced in 2004. With the decline of Yahoo!, AOL, and Hotmail, more and more people are moving to Google's services. Creating a Gmail account is quick and easy, and also...
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E-Mail Skills Intermediate - Resource 6

Long time HotMail and MSN email users will be automatically changed to the new Outlook.com interface in the next few months. For some, this will be a harder ...
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E-Mail Skils Intermediate - Resource 8

E-Mail Skils Intermediate - Resource 8 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
Replying to an email is often your next step when following up with or communicating to the sender about a particular topic via email. Nearly every email provider or client allows you to reply to any email by selecting a button or command,...
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Learn My Way - making online learning easy. Learn how to use computers and the Internet

Learn My Way - making online learning easy. Learn how to use computers and the Internet | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
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First time computer keyboard users share their experiences.

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Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 1

Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 1 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
Digital cameras – how to use them and get the best out of
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Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 5

Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 5 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
Learn how to safely disconnect USB devices and other devices from your computer.
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Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 7

Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 7 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
What is digital music? - You've probably heard the word "digital" being used a lot! Some people say we're in the "Digital Age." There's digital television, digital clocks, digital music and many other digital things. Wh...
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Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 9

Music and Photos Beginners – Resource 9 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
A run-through of the options for legally downloading music to play on your computer or other device.
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Music and Photos Beginners - Additional Resource 1

Music and Photos Beginners - Additional Resource 1 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
Learn the basics of how to take great pictures with your digital camera or mobile device.
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E- Mail Skills Intermediate - Resource 1

E- Mail Skills Intermediate - Resource 1 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
You can use email on your computer, tablet or smartphone. It allows you to send messages or photos to people all around the world, at any time of the day.
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E-Mail Skills Intermediate - Resource 3

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How to Create a Hotmail Account. Microsoft Hotmail is a great way to keep up with your email, instant messaging, Xbox LIVE, and other Microsoft services—all with one Windows Live ID.
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E-Mail Skills Intemediate - Resource 5

E-Mail Skills Intemediate - Resource 5 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
Explore the features of this popular email service from Google, including how to compose, send and respond to emails.
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E - Mail Skills Intermediate - Resource 7

E - Mail Skills Intermediate - Resource 7 | Basic Digital Skills For Carers | Scoop.it
Its basic, but if you don't know then don't worry. This article will help you understand how emailing works and how to send one using yahoo. Log into yahoo. You type in your email, and your password. Then press "login" at the bottom of...
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