Computer Lab Resources

Digital Literacy Assessment (Northstar)

  • https://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/
  • Northstar is an assessment, not a curriculum
  • The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. These skills can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Modules include:
    • Basic Computer Use
    • Internet (World Wide Web)
    • Windows Operating System
    • Mac Operating System
    • Email
    • Microsoft Word
    • Social Media
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Information Literacy

Freerice Word Match

  • http://www.freerice.com/
  • Answer multiple choice questions in a variety of subjects.
  • Freerice adjusts how hard the questions are to match your ability level.
  • Create an account to track your progress.
  • For every question you get right, Freerice donates 10 grains of rice to help end world hunger.
  • Subjects include
    • English (Vocab & Grammar)
    • Humanities
    • Math
    • Language Learning
    • Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Geography

GCF Learn Free

  • https://www.gcflearnfree.org/
  • Full range of learning tools including:
    • Technology
    • Reading
    • Math
    • Microsoft Office
    • Work and Career
  • With over 125 tutorials available, if you aren’t sure what you are looking for the All Topics page is a great place to start.

Heinle Picture Dictionary:

  • Practice vocabulary by associating words with pictures
  • Listen to how new words are pronounced and see them used in context
  • Practice with activities including:
    • Flashcards
    • Matching
    • Spelling
    • Word Search
    • Reading
    • Dictation
  • Explore different subjects or areas of interest including:
    • Basic Words
    • School
    • Family
    • People
    • Community
    • Housing
    • Food
    • Clothing
    • Transportation
    • Health
    • Work
    • Earth & Space
    • Animals, Plants, & Habitats
    • School Subjects
    • The Arts
    • Recreation

Indiana Career Explorer

  • An Internet-based system that helps post-secondary students and adults plan for a career, make a career change, and keep their career on track.
  • To help you make decisions about your future, this program guides you through an easy step-by-step process. This flexible process allows you to complete the steps in order or to select the step that will meet your immediate needs.
    • Step 1: Assessments
      • No matter what stage you are at in life, the career planning process starts with learning about yourself. The interests, skills, and work values assessments kick-start career exploration..
    • Step 2: Occupations
      • If you’re are looking to transfer skills to another job, find a job related to your college major, or simply start the search from scratch, you can search a list of occupations that may be right for you.
    • Step 3: Education & Financial Aid
      • It may be time to consider new or additional education and training options. You can align the career possibilities you are interested in with related educational requirements. You will also learn about financial aid assistance.
    • Step 4: Job Search Tools
      • Planning and preparation are critical before applying for that next career. If you need to create a résumé, write a cover letter, collect references, or update your interviewing skills, tools are provided to do so.
    • Step 5: Jobs
      • Once you have effectively learned about your options and prepared for upcoming opportunities, the last step is finding a job. Indiana Career Explorer offers a number of ways to research employers, find local companies, and locate available jobs.

Knoword

  • https://playknoword.com/
  • Knoword is a fast word game that tests your vocabulary. The game is timed and has levels of easy, medium, and hard.
  • You are given the definition of a word and the first letter of the word. You have to figure out and type the word.

Learn to Earn

  • http://learntoearntoolkit.org/
  • Articles focused on work skills
  • Articles are available in Intermediate or Advanced levels
  • Learn to Earn focuses on ten topic areas:
    • Critical Thinking
    • English Language
    • Oral Communication
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Teamwork
    • Diversity
    • Information Technology Application
    • Professionalism
    • Social Responsibility
    • Written Communication
  • There are lessons within each topic area. Each lesson is followed by a short quiz. Successfully complete a quiz to earn a badge.
  • Explore career possibilities.

Lingro Dictionary

  • http://lingro.com/dictionary
  • An online multilingual dictionary
  • Provides word definitions
  • Can translate between 11 different languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
    • Polish
    • Swedish
    • Russian
    • Dutch
    • Chinese

Reading Horizons

  • https://www.rhelevate.com/
  • A computer based program to help adults learn how to read.
  • Reading Horizons continuously adjusts its pace and content to meet the needs of each individual student
  • Tasks in this program fall into three sections:
    • Interactive Lessons: Students learn reading skills
    • Vocabulary: Students practice the skills taught in lessons
    • Library: Students use the skills from lessons in comprehension tasks

 

 ReadWorks

  • https://www.readworks.org/
  • A library of nonfiction and literacy articles, carefully organized to support reading comprehension.
  • Articles are assigned to students based on their ability level.
  • Each article is followed by a question set which tests your understanding of the article.