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Video Tutorials for the Mastering of Skill 5 Tasks

Each week, the IT Representatives Network (IT-REPS/REPTICs) offers brief tutorials in the form of video clips that were developed to support the development of ICT Profile abilities. These clips are specifically designed for students, but are useful to anyone that wants to improve their technology skills.

Please note that it is possible for you to embed the video clips from the ICT Profile for Students into your blog or web page. To do this:

  • Click on the link that appears to the lower left of each video (it looks like this: © World of Images, CCDMD). This link will take you to the clip on the World of Images web site.
  • Near the top of the page click on “</> Embed Video”
  • Copy and paste the text that corresponds to the size of the video you would like to integrate into your blog or web page.
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List of Clips

Adding Metadata to Digital Documents

Metadata provided in the coding of a given file allows information about it to be displayed (such as the title, the author or keywords) making it easier to retrace the file. This tutorial explains how to assign metadata to different types of files.

The video Adding metadata to digital documents is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skills of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 1 Search for Information
    • 1.4 Organize Documents To Be Saved
      • 1.4.2 Save the referenced documents
  • Skill 5 Use ICTs in an Efficient and Responsible Manner
    • 5.1 Master Work Environment
      • 5.1.3 Manage own digital files

Different Ways of Storing Information

Saving your documents on different media has several advantages, such as avoiding losing everything because of technical failures. This 7 minutes video clip provides advice that will help you to reduce the risks of losing your data. It shows different ways of saving on different media, as well as the advantages and disadvantages associated with each one.

The clip Different ways of storing information is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 5 Use ICTs in an Efficient and Responsible Manner
    • 5.1 Master Work Environment
      • 5.1.3 Manage own digital files

Exploring New Application Software Independently

This 7-minutes video explains the steps to follow to discover and use new applications and software for the first time. A five-step exploration process is recommended: Skim, Explore, Test, Consult, then Progress.

The clip Exploring new application software independently is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 5 Use ICTs in an Efficient and Responsible Manner
    • 5.2 Learn on a Self-Sustaining Basis
      • 5.2.2 Explore new software

Filing Digital Documents Effectively

Sorting our digital files efficiently allows to locate a specific file quickly. Our operating system already provides a few basic tools for sharing and storing documents that we have created or downloaded. But using only this filing system is not necessarily efficient? This 6 minutes video clip shows how to use a filing system that will allow us to easily and efficiently trace back all of our digital documents.

The clip Filing digital documents effectively is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 5 Use ICTs in an Efficient and Responsible Manner
    • 5.1 Master Work Environment
      • 5.1.3 Manage own digital files

Protecting Your Cyber Reputation and That of Others

This 5-minute video clip explains what a cyber-reputation is and how to see that yours remains untarnished while also ensuring that you do not damage that of others. Advice is also provided on how to best manage web applications. The video also covers possible solutions should you become a victim of cyber-intimidation.

The clip Protecting your cyber reputation and that of others is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 5 Use ICTs in an Efficient and Responsible Manner
    • 5.4 Act in an Ethical and Civil Manner
      • 5.4.3  Preserve own digital integrity and that of others

Protecting Your Digital Identity

This 6 minutes video clip explains what a digital identity is and provides recommendations on how to protect it. Six basic rules are provided to help you protect your personal information.

The clip Protecting your digital identity is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 5 Use ICTs in an Efficient and Responsible Manner
    • 5.1 Master Work Environment
      • 5.1.3 Manage own digital files

Cite Sources

Whether it be for CEGEP or university, when writing a paper you are obligated to cite the sources used to support your argument. This is fundamental when it comes to respecting the intellectual property of others. In this 6-minute video we look at skills related to intellectual integrity and the guidelines to follow regardless of the length of the text or the medium used. You will quickly see how easy it is to copy and use sections verbatim from another text and how to cite authors when using some ot their ideas.

The clip Cite Sources is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 3 Present Information
    • 3.2 Carry Out Production
      • 3.2.5 Cite sources according to the required format
    • 3.3 Highlight Production
      • 2.3.1 Improve readability and retrieval of the content
  • Skill 5 Use ICTs in an Efficient and Responsible Manner
    • 5.4 Act in an Ethical and Civil Manner
      • 5.4.1 Comply with copyright and intellectual property laws

Sorting, Searching, and Filtering Digital Documents

Sorting, searching, and filtering digital documents are different ways of quickly locating files that are saved on your computer, according to specific criteria. These operations are essential when you need to process or present information that you have collected. This 4-minute clip will help you to find your files, and help you to master these operations.

The clip Sorting, searching, and filtering digital documents is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skill of the ICT Profile for College Students

  • Skill 5 Use ICTs in an Efficient and Responsible Manner
    • 5.1 Master Work Environment
      • 5.1.3 Manage own digital files

Use the “Average” and “Sum” Functions

With a spreadsheet, there are many ways to add or to calculate the average for data from a range of cells. To efficiently use a spreadsheet, you should familiarize yourself with the AVERAGE and AutoSum functions. This is the topic for the following 4-minutes video. The 2010 version of Excel is used to illustrate in this example. You will notice that spreadsheets vary from one software package to another. However, they have many similarities.

The clip Use the “Average” and “Sum” Functions is a tutorial that helps to develop the following skills of the ICT Profile for College Students:

  • Skill 2 Process information
    • 2.2 Analyze Information
      • 2.2.2 Conduct an analysis of the information
  • Skill 5 Use ICTs in an Efficient and Responsible Manner
    • 5.2 Learn on a Self-Sustaining Basis
      • 5.2.2 Explore new software

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