April 24, 2014

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Welcome to the SCDL Internet Instructional Materials Skills page.  Listed below are SCDL training opportunities, online tutorials, Librarian Picks booklists and SCDL catalog finds, training handouts, and other helpful instructions for learning how to use the Internet, build a website, start a blog, use online photo tools, as well as several popular social networking sites for todays communication needs.  SCDL also provides one on one assistance with computer skills and computer and technology training classes.  Dates and times are listed on the SCDL Events Calendar as well as the SCDL Stark Scene Newsletter.

Blogs & Wikis

 Building a Website

Free Online Office Resources 

Internet Searching

Online Photo Editing and Moving Making Tools 

Popular Social Networking Websites 

 


Internet Searching

"The Internet is a global network connecting millions of computers. More than 100 countries are linked into exchanges of data, news and opinions. According to Internet World Stats, as of December 31, 2011 there was an estimated 2,267,233,742 Internet users worldwide. This represents 32.7% of the world's population." (Weopedia)  In the Intermediate Skills Searching class you can learn about basic Internet browsers such as Google and Yahoo; web address Navigation; Internet Explore Tools; the URL; copy and paste; print; bookmark; standard and advanced searching. 

Booklists
Librarian Picks:
 
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Google for Seniors: Get Acquainted with Free Google Applications
"For beginners and more advanced computer users alike, this insightful resource shows how to perform tasks such as exploring the world, building a free website, browsing the internet, creating documents, and sharing web albums and calendars, by using the host of options available through Google."

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Yahoo! To The Max: An Extreme Searcher Guide
"Yahoo! has a wide range of ways to find information, communicate, invest, shop, and sell, and this book provides an overview of the popular Web portal. Details on Web searching, finding and customizing news, and using and creating discussion groups are included, as well as information on using Yahoo!"

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The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook
An essential guide for anyone who conducts research on the Internet-including librarians, teachers, students, business professionals, and writers-this fully revised handbook details what users must know to take full advantage of Internet search tools and resources.
Hock, Randolph

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 Popular Social Networking Sites

Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter?  These are examples of some of the most popular social networking sites availabe on the Internet.  Social networking is a form of digital communications or a way to share information, videos, and/or pictures with others in you circle of friends.  It has become one a typical way for people, groups, communites even education organizations and businesses to communicate information.  Most social networking sites require an account to join a community, circle or, family of people who share a common interest. 

Booklists
Librarian Picks:
book jacket Blogs, Wikis, Facebook, and More : Everything you want to know about using today's internet but are afraid to ask
A handy miniencyclopedia of useful and interesting sites, big and small, popular and obscure, that make up today's Internet community. Each website and online application is explained through step-by-step screen shots, with details of what each does, why you'd want to use it, and how to get started.
Burrows, Terry
Book Jacket Pinterest Kickstart
Learn about Pinterest and how to use it effectively. What is Pinterest and why use it? -- Start using Pinterest -- Customize your Pinterest settings -- Become a social Pinner -- Use mobile apps and third-party products -- Explore individual project ideas. Building boards for people and places -- Building boards for the home and garden -- Building boards for career and study.
Moore, Heather
Book Jacket  Social Networking for Genealogist
Using genealogy-related examples, Smith demonstrates how many social networking and Web 2.0 sites and services can be used to share resources and communicate with other genealogists.
Smith, Drew
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Popular Site Websites
Facebook
Flickr Pinterest Twitter YouTube

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 Building a Website

 

Booklists
Librarian Picks:
Book Jacket  Sam's Teach Yourself HTML and CSS 3 in 24 Hours 
Learn HTML5 and CSS3 in 24 one-hour lessons! Sams Teach Yourself HTML and CSS in 24 Hours is a well-organized, clearly written, and generously illustrated tutorial that teaches beginners how to quickly create great-looking web pages using HTML5 and CSS3. With a practical, jargon-free focus on quickly getting web pages created and published to the web, the book's 24 one-hour lessons carefully guide the reader through each step involved in creating, enhancing, and maintaining web sites of all types and sizes.
Meloni, Julie C.
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Now you can build your own websites in no time using the latest techniques. HTML & XHTML DeMYSTiFieD gives you the hands-on help you need to get started. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide shows you how to create a web page right away. Then, you'll learn how to add color and graphics; incorporate links; create lists, tables, and forms; and add multimedia elements.
Cottrell, Lee
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Blogs and Wikis

Who's blogging today?  Business, hobbiest, educators, individuals, group, and/or organizations.  Blogs and Wikis are websites that people can contribute information to or make comments on existing content.  They can be much easier to build than a website because many companies provide free templates and will host (store) the blog or wiki. These easy to build and maintain website have become popluar for individuals seeking information, who want to join a group with a common interests.  When it comes to blogs and wikis you can read or contribute information without needing an account.

Booklists
Librarian Picks:
Book Jacket  Blogs, Wikis, Facebook, and More : Everything you want to know about using today's internet but are afraid to ask
A handy miniencyclopedia of useful and interesting sites, big and small, popular and obscure, that make up today's Internet community. Each website and online application is explained through step-by-step screen shots, with details of what each does, why you'd want to use it, and how to get started.
Burrows, Terry
 Blogging Bliss Blogging for Bliss: Crafting your Own Online Journal: A Guide for Crafters, Artists & Creatives of All Kinds 
This only how-to book aimed directly at the crafting community features hundreds of screen grabs, a thorough introduction and straightforward instructions to blogging. It is great for both beginners and those wanting to enhance their existing blogs.
Tara Frey
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Websites
Blogger  MediaWiki Tumblr Wikispaces for Classrooms  Word Press 

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Online Photo Editing and Movie Making Tools

 

Booklists
Librarian Picks:
Book Jacket  Photo and Video Editing for Seniors:  Create Fantastic Movie and Photo Projects
Created specifically for use with the free Windows Live programs Photo Gallery and Movie Maker, this guide helps seniors learn to edit their own digital photos and videos. The techniques described go beyond simple editing and retouching to include creating slide shows and online photo albums in Photo Gallery and using Movie Maker to incorporate visual effects and upload videos to YouTube.
Kok, Mara
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Websites
 Animoto PhotoBucket  Picasa Movie Maker XnView  

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