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Computers and Technology

This website was created to help people who are new to using computers. There are tutorials and information about using computers, including computer basics, typing, using the mouse, privacy, sharing photos, and more.

This resource is appropriate for those who have an elementary reading level or higher.


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Computers and Technology main page

Computer basics – parts of a computer, buttons and ports, getting started with a computer

Basic computer skills – file extensions, downloading, software

Mouse tutorial

Typing tutorial

Tech savvy tips and tricks – screen shots, zip files, privacy


GCF Learn Free

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English and Math

Reading: Open Learn offers free courses that have resources in areas such as; language at work, business English, grammar, and critical reading. Resources range from level 1 (upper beginner) to level 3 (advanced).

Math: Free courses that offer resources in areas such as; everyday math, working with diagrams, graphs, tables, geometry, and many more. Resources range from level 1 (upper beginner) to level 3 (advanced).


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Reading

Math


Open Learn

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Interactive Reading Practice

In Interactive Reading Practice, you will explore reading texts based on articles from National Geographic Magazine. The reading texts are followed by interactive reading comprehension activities, a recording of the text to listen to online, grammar and vocabulary practice worksheets based on the text, and links to National Geographic images and videos to learn more about each topic.

Reading practice activities are available in Beginner/Elementary,
Pre-int/Intermediate, and Upper Intermediate/Advanced.


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Reading Practice


National Geographic

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Learner’s Links

Literacy Nova Scotia has created a helpful resource page with a variety of digital learning resources called Learners’ Links. Topics include math, reading, and writing, all targeted toward adult learners.

Topics are of interest to adult learners with relevant information and topics. There is also a section for information about starting a business and financial literacy.

This resource is for those who can read at an elementary level and above.


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Learner’s Links – main page


Literacy Nova Scotia

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Learner’s Math

GCF Learn Free offers a variety of math resources and materials to develop skills in areas such as; fractions, decimals and percentages. Interactive lessons will build skills and knowledge that you can test with interactive assessments. There are also videos to explain concepts with graphics and narration.

This resource is for those who have an elementary reading level and above.


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Math – main page

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division

Algebra

Decimals

Percent

Fractions

Good at math – game


GCF Learn free

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Library for Adult Learners

The Centre for the Study of Adult Literacy has created a Library for Adult Learners that has many interesting and topical stories for adults. 

The library also has a wide variety of topics, such as; health, food, children, families, real life stories, fiction, work, history, and science. Each category has information in three levels – easier, medium, and harder. You can choose a story based on level, or based on topic. You can read the story three times and then answer questions about the reading to test your understanding.

In the Jobs and Work section, you can read stories about Looking for a Job, Job Interviews, Job References, Working Hard, and Getting to Work on Time.


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Library – main page

Easier stories

Medium stories

Harder stories

Jobs and work


The Centre for the Study of Adult Literacy

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Math – Beginner to College

These resources focus on math and English language arts. These engaging videos use animation and graphics to explain math skills and concepts from early math (pre-kindergarten) to college level. These are instructive videos that use animation and graphics to explain concepts.

This resource was created for an American audience, but the information is applicable to clients in Canada. This resource is appropriate for people who read at an elementary level.


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Math – main page

Early math

Arithmetic

Basic geometry

Pre-algebra

Statistics and probability

English Language Arts


Khan Academy

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Math and English Language Arts

These resources focus on English language arts and vocabulary. These engaging videos use animation and graphics to explain language skills from grade two to grade nine. These are instructive videos that use animation and graphics to explain concepts.

This resource was created for an American audience, but the information is applicable to clients in Canada. This resource is appropriate for people who read at an elementary level.


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English language arts – main page

Grade two

Grade three

Grade four

Grade five

Grade six

Grade seven

Grade eight

Grade nine

Grammar


Khan Academy

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Math Drills

Free Math Worksheets includes over 57,000 free math worksheets to help you learn math and develop your skills. The PDF math worksheets are available in a broad range of topics, including, number sense, arithmetic, pre-algebra, geometry, measurement, money concepts, and much more.

The worksheets are designed for people who read at an elementary level.


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Worksheets


Free Math Worksheets

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Microsoft Office, Google, and Using the Internet

This website offers plain language tutorials on a wide variety of topics, including, Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access Google: Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and more.

Using the Internet: Browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge), internet basics and tips, searching the internet, how to use information correctly.

Although this resource is written in plain language and targeted toward those with lower reading levels, it is beneficial to all job seekers.


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Microsoft Office

Google

Internet


GCF Learn Free

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Money Matters

Banking and Saving in Canada: You will learn about banking in Canada and explore different saving opportunities and services that make sense for you. This online resources are designed for anyone to use with specific sections for Indigenous Peoples and people who have diverse abilities.

ABC Life Literacy partnered with TD Bank to develop and deliver these courses and workbooks. You need to sign up for the courses, but there is no cost and the workbooks are also free.

This resource is designed for people with beginning reading levels and above.


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Money Matters Resource Page

Spending Plans Workbook

Banking Basics Workbook

Borrowing Money Workbook

Ways to Save Workbook

Money Words Workbook


ABC Life Literacy

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Numeracy – The Basics

These resources are available in PDF workbooks, or in an app that can be downloaded on Android and iPhone. Materials include order of operations, fractions, percentages, decimals, and geometry. There is also a self-assessment available to better understand your math/numeracy level.

The site also includes a video series that focuses on math and numeracy. Videos include explanation and concept videos, as well as practice videos, which allow you to work on the math problems before an explanation is shown. Topics include imperial and metric conversions, order of operations, decimals, and percentages.


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Math Assessment – see your math knowledge

Numeracy

Videos


Workplace Education Manitoba

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NWT Literacy Resource

Skill building activities and readings for adults and youth who want to improve their skills in areas such as careers, English, essential skills, everyday math, and vocabulary. There are three sections on topics related to the North: Northern Biographies, Northern Edge Study Guides, and Northern Writes. Each section has a drop-down menu that offers several resources on a particular topic.

These resources can be accessed online, and are appropriate for those with beginner to advanced reading levels.


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Literacy Resource


NWT Literacy Council for Youth and Adult Literacy

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Skills: English and Math

This website has free videos and downloadable worksheets to help you improve your reading, spelling, grammar, listening, and speaking skills. There are a variety of activities and exercises to support you in your learning and skill building.

This resource was created for a UK audience, but the information is applicable to people in Canada. It is appropriate for people who read at an elementary level.


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English – main page

Reading

Writing

Spelling

Grammar

Sentences

Listening and speaking


Skillswise

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Skills: Math

This website has free videos and downloadable worksheets to help you improve your calculation and math skills, from basic numbers, to complex graphs and measurements.

This resource was created for a UK audience, but the information is applicable to people in Canada. It is appropriate for people who read at an elementary level.


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Math – main page

Numbers

Calculation

Percent and fractions

Measuring

Shapes

Graphs


Skillswise

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Upskill for Work

This is a series of workbooks that focus on “soft skills” including motivation, accountability, attitude, time management, and adaptability. There are also additional activities and worksheets for many of the workbooks. The activities are listed below the workbooks on ABC Life Literacy website.

These resources are appropriate for those who read at an elementary level and above.


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Workbooks – main page

Introduction

Motivation

Attitude

Accountability

Presentation

Teamwork

Time management

Adaptability

Stress management


ABC Life Literacy

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Westcoast Reader

The Westcoast Reader is a newspaper and online resource for adult learners. Its purpose is to help you develop reading and language skills through articles about living in British Columbia and Canada. It also serves as an introduction to Canadian daily newspapers.

The newspapers are available by subscription only, but some articles are available to use freely. Articles include comprehension questions, and the option of audio at a normal reading pace and a slower reading pace.

The Best of the Reader is a compilation of past newspapers of the Westcoast reader that include stories, recipes, and puzzles. Back issues are from 1982-2009.


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Westcoast reader articles

Best of the Reader


Westcoast Reader

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