Tutor summary, 21 December 2016

What you did or learnt, session 4 (Web search for the workplace)

Applied web search

  1. Learnt about search engines that are not Google (eg- Bing, DuckDuckGo).
  2. How to use Google search options and tools.
  3. How to find images labelled with non-commercial usage rights.
  4. Searched for and saved up to three images with specified properties:
    • Colour photograph of a shop front in Hackney
    • Labelled for non-commercial use with modification
    • Larger than 400 x 300 pixels.
  5. Blogged what you did.

Researching suppliers of refurbished computers

  1. Learnt more about specifications of new and refurbished computers, especially screen size and shape.
  2. Completed an exercise based on current laptop reviews in Which! magazine.
  3. Used a spreadsheet formula (in your personal sheet of the team cloud workbook) to estimate the working height of screens if the diagonal size and aspect ratio is known.

Blog exercise

  • Made a blog post about what you did or learnt.

Resources used

  • G Suite Drive (bold.org.uk custom version).
  • WordPress blog (this one).
  • Course flash drives.

Tutor summary, 16 December 2016

What you did or learnt, session 3½ (Web search for the workplace)

An extra photo-blog workshop

  • Learnt how to photo-blog and comment on images saved from the web.
  • Understood the importance of ascertaining usage rights.
  • How to add Alt-Text to web images, as an aid for visually impaired people who use screen readers.

Resources used

  • G Suite Drive (bold.org.uk custom version).
  • WordPress blog (this one).

Acknowledgment

Tutor summary, 14 December 2016

What you did or learnt, session 3 (Web search for the workplace)

Applied web search

  • Learnt about search engines that are not Google (eg- Bing, DuckDuckGo).
  • How to use Google search options and tools.
  • How to find images labelled with non-commercial usage rights.
  • Searched for and saved up to three images with specified properties:
    • Colour photograph of a shop front in Hackney
    • Labelled for non-commercial use with modification
    • Larger than 400 x 300 pixels.

Researching suppliers of refurbished computers

  • Learnt more about specifications of new and refurbished computers, especially screen size and shape.
  • Completed an exercise based on current laptop reviews in Which! magazine.
  • Used a spreadsheet formula (in your personal sheet of the team cloud workbook) to estimate the working height of screens if the diagonal size and aspect ratio is known.

Blog exercise

  • Made a blog post about what you did or learned.

Resources used

  • Course flash drives.
  • G Suite Drive and Sheets (bold.org.uk custom version).
  • WordPress blog (this one).

Tutor summary, 7 December 2016

What you did or learnt, session 2 (Web search for the workplace)

Web search exercise

  • Found and shared with the team …
    • Two retail prices for Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
    • Two retail prices for Microsoft Office
    • Retail price for a MacBook Pro 15″
  • Added your results to your personal sheet in the Procurement Team workbook.
  • Discussed criteria for buying new or refurbished computers
  • Blogged what you did.

Resources used

  • G Suite Drive and Sheets (bold.org.uk custom version).
  • Course flash drives.
  • WordPress blog (this one).

Tutor summary, 30 November 2016

What you did or learnt, session 1 (Web search for the workplace)

Web search using Google

  1. Simple Google search, starting with the “Jobseekers’ Allowance” and “Employment and Support Allowance” examples.
  2. Refined those searches using the Google Advanced Search form.
  3. Searched for information about Chromebook, Chromebox, Chromebase and ChromeOS.
  4. Put your search results in an online form connected to a shared spreadsheet.

Resources used

  • G Suite Drive and Sheets (bold.org.uk custom version).
  • Course flash drives.