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Working with Drives, Folders and Files – Windows

Adult

This course is designed for an adult learner interested in understanding how files are stored and organized by computers. The course will cover the basics of naming and organizing files, using removable drives such as USB sticks, and an introduction to working with online storage systems such as Google Drive and OneDrive. 

Computer Fundamentals
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Working with Drives, Folders and Files – MacOS

Adult

This course is designed for an adult learner interested in understanding how files are stored and organized by computers. The course will cover the basics of naming and organizing files, using removable drives such as USB sticks, and an introduction to working with online storage systems such as Google Drive and OneDrive.

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The Root & STEM Podcast
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The Root & STEM Podcast

We’re excited to launch a new podcast, bringing you an audio version of everything you love about Root & STEM.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Health & Wellness, Online Safety, Other
Introduction to Social Media for Small Business

Introduction to Social Media for Small Business

Secondary - Adult

In this course, social media’s essentials for business are introduced to provide learners with the foundational understanding required to promote their small business on major social media platforms. Note: As this is an introductory course, it will not discuss advanced features such as paid advertising or commerce listings on any platform.

Computer Fundamentals
Introduction to Project Management

Introduction to Project Management

Adult

This course is intended to provide the learner with an introduction to project management and the key considerations when selecting a methodology.  An overview of two approaches (Waterfall and Agile) will be provided along with a more in depth focus on the PRINCE2 methodology.  The learner will complete quizzes throughout the course to demonstrate their … Continued

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Introduction to Microsoft Office

Adult

In the Introduction to Microsoft Office course learners will explore the  computer application program Microsoft Office that can be used to create a variety of business and office files including documents, spreadsheets, slide show presentations and email. Microsoft Office is one of the most widely used word processors available for Macs and PCs. Course Objectives … Continued

Computer Fundamentals
The Online Safety Podcast Series

The Online Safety Podcast Series

Secondary - Adult

On Pinnguaq’s Radio Hour The Web Use and Online Safety podcasts series explore how to stay safe while on the Internet including best practices and where to find answers to some of your online safety questions.    Listeners will learn how to protect their personal information while online,  source reliable information for their ongoing protection and how to … Continued

Online Safety
Empathy Map
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Empathy Map

An empathy map is a visual aid that helps create shared understanding of an end user’s needs.

Health & Wellness
Building a Positive Body Image in a Digital Media Society
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Building a Positive Body Image in a Digital Media Society

Grade 4 - Grade 6

Introduction In this module, students examine body image and pressures on girls and boys to have the “perfect” body. Students will learn how digital media portrays “perfect bodies” and will challenge what they see in social media and on the internet. From a practical standpoint, students will identify factors and pressures that affect healthy and … Continued

Art & Design, Digital Storytelling
Our Grandpa’s Story: Pierre Washie
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Our Grandpa’s Story: Pierre Washie

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Introduction to Scratch

Introduction to Scratch

Primary - Secondary

In this course, the basics of Scratch will be introduced to provide learners with the foundational skills required to begin creating in Scratch. Scratch is a basic coding language that uses a ‘building block’ style coding to create animated stories, interactive games, simulations, and beautiful artwork.

Game Design
Scratch Mix and Match Series

Scratch Mix and Match Series

Middle - Grade 12

Learn how to make your own game with the Scratch Mix and Match Cards. Accept the challenge and make a game or story with the cards for this challenge!

Art & Design, Digital Storytelling, Game Design
Pinnguaq at Home: Week 10

Pinnguaq at Home: Week 10

Primary - Adult

See what Pinnguaq is offering for online learning at home for the week of June 22nd to 26th.

App Development, Art & Design, Digital Storytelling, Game Design
Unplugged Coding: Binary Encoding

Unplugged Coding: Binary Encoding

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged coding activity challenges you to encode different words into binary code. In this activity you will explore the computational thinking methods of decomposition. You will break down the word or words you select into single letters and encode it into Binary code using the Binary Code Key to create a secret message!

Computer Fundamentals
Scratch Basics Episode 8: Moving Up and Down

Scratch Basics Episode 8: Moving Up and Down

Grade 1 - Grade 12

In this series, the basics of Scratch will be introduced to provide learners with the foundational skills required to begin creating in Scratch.

Art & Design, Computational Thinking, Digital Storytelling, Game Design
Build an Aquifer

Build an Aquifer

Primary - Grade 8

Watering your plants evenly throughout is almost impossible so use mother nature as an example and build your own aquifer!