A document is a good way to share information - simple documents like letters, or information sheets can be useful for distributing between leaders, or to parents.
Creating Documents Learn My Way have produced an e-learning module that will help you to make, change and save a document as well as how to lay out, add pictures and print documents.This will put you in a good place to get on your way!
"Being able to create documents using word processors like Microsoft Word or Google Docs is a useful skill. They are often used at work and they can help you with looking for a job. You can use it for personal reasons too, such as writing a letter or making notes."
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Using Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word is one of the most popular document processing applications out there. GCF Global have produced tutorials to help you get started with your version of Word.
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Using Google Docs
Google Docs is a free document processing web application that integrates with Google Drive and Gmail. GCF Global help you get started with Google Docs, creating your own documents and testing the skills that you've learnt.
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Not everyone may be as used to doing stuff as digitally as you. Sometimes we'll need to treat people differently based on a number of different factors.
Upskill your local volunteers
Do you, or someone you know need help using a computer? We've found a tutorial created by GFC Global taking you through the basics of using a computer. "If you're new to computers or just want to update your skills, you've come to the right place."
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Everyone that you communicate with will be different! You should always try to make your message easy for your reader to access. We speak differently with Volunteers, Parents and Young People - it's just the same online!
Using the appropriate language
Ever thought about what sort of language to use online? Jargon (specialist terms) can be useful, but only if your reader knows what you mean! Have a read of this article to find out when to use certain language.
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Using the correct tone of voice and language in emails
Sending emails is an important way to communicate in a modern society. Emails should be written in the right tone for your reader...Here's an article talking about different ways to word your emails!.
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Using the correct tone of voice and language on social media
When posting on social media, remember to think about what you're saying. Your audience may be different to the people that receive your emails or who you talk to face-to-face. This is an article focussing on the tone of voice used when using social media.
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The internet is full of useful content, but unfortunately sometimes things aren't as they seem... It's important that we know what's what and where to go to get reliable information.
Spotting Real and Fake News
Learn 'What is Fake News?' and 'How to spot Fake News' with this article from MindTools.com
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Fancy having a go at spotting Fake News?
The British Council have a guide that is aimed at helping people improve their English, but works really well to help you spot fake news.
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Everything is password protected - you've probably already used a password to get here today! It's important to use strong and secure passwords, different on every site.
Choosing a Strong Password
There's lots of advice out there on passwords, but we like this article from BT... "Your passwords don’t have to be complicated to keep hackers out – we tell you the easy ways to stay super secure."
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Keeping Yourself Safe
It's important to understand your privacy settings, they're often different on different websites. Privacy settings are there to keep you and your data safe. Learn My Way have a course that helps you learn how to keep yourself safe.
"In this course you will learn how to keep your online information safe by making and remembering good passwords. You’ll also find out how you can control who sees your personal information when using public computers and social media."
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You must keep your device up to date to make sure that you're safe. Not only will it keep you and what you do safe, but it also keeps everything working smoothly.
Update your Windows 10 computer
Are you using Windows? Is your computer up to date? Have a look at this guide which will show you how to check.
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Update your Mac
Do you own an Apple Mac? Have a look at this guide from Apple to check how it's done.
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Update your iPhone, iPad or iPod
Do you own an Apple mobile device? View the guide below to find out how to update these devices.
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Update your Android Device
Do you own an Android device? Read the guide below to update it to the latest version.
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"Online Scout Manager has been designed by leaders for leaders - it gives you the ability to do all of your administration in one simple, secure, system."
We love OSM - it gives you one place to store all your members' information, maintain badge records, plan your programme and can even manage your finances... This list isn't exhaustive though, OSM can do so much more!
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