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How to Assemble a Computer

Secondary - Adult

This is an introductory tutorial on how to assemble a PC desktop. In this video, we will learn about the different parts of a computer and how to assemble the computer. Share your Feedback! Could you please spare some time to fill out our survey? This will allow us to better understand the types of … Continued

Computational Thinking, Computer Fundamentals
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Introduction to Google Workspace Part 1

Primary - Secondary

This learning program is divided into two courses: Introduction to Google Workspace and Advanced Google Workspace. The first course is intended to provide learners with practical training on how to use Google Workspace. This introductory course will serve as a step-by-step guide to using the basic functions of Google tools and help you integrate them … Continued

Game Design
Planning and Creating a Podcast Using Audacity

Planning and Creating a Podcast Using Audacity

Secondary

This course is an introduction to podcasting. It will take the learner through the process of planning a series and the production skills needed to produce an episode. This course introduces key concepts through a participatory exercise in which the learner drafts a podcast series plan, articulating the goals for the project and its  value … Continued

Sound Design
Video Production for Social Media

Video Production for Social Media

Secondary - Adult

This course introduces learners to the world of video production by taking them along a three-step process for video creation: Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production. Topics covered include: creating a video strategy, scripting, storyboarding, filming tips, video editing software, editing techniques, and much more. Course Objectives By the end of this course, learners will be able … Continued

Video Production
Panels from Cole Pauls' "Just Like Us" comic.

Just Like Us

Primary - Adult

Cole Pauls explores the importance of Indigenous representation in video games through a personal story he wrote and illustrated.

Game Design
Part of the artwork from the imagining worlds and characters activity.

Imagining Worlds & Characters

This activity will teach students about worldbuilding and the relationship between a character and its world. It also poses two different ways of thinking about a concept to inspire creativity.

Art & Design
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Leveling Up: Selling on Facebook and Instagram

Adult

This course provides the learner with a functional understanding of the commerce tools available on Facebook and Instagram and the best practices associated with promoting and selling handmade products on these platforms.  Course Objectives  Understand the free commerce tools available to Business Pages on Facebook and Instagram. Understand the options available to Canadian businesses for … Continued

App Development, Computer Fundamentals
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Intro to Live Streaming

Adult

This course introduces the basics of video streaming online. We will work through the fundamentals of getting your video, both live and pre-recorded, to reach your audience through various social media platforms.

Game Design
Iqaluit Makerspace

The Iqaluit Makerspace at September 2020

In March 2020 we, like the rest of the world, had to pause, pivot and innovate on the way we serve communities in light of the Covid-19 epidemic.  Our focus remained on developing S.T.E.A.M educational resources for rural and remote communities across Canada. Between April and June 2020 we saw over 8000 learners and educators … Continued

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root & stemp

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
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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
This image is a drawing of an archive box filled with manilla folders. Many terms, images and icons used on computer systems come from the non-digital world, including folders.

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.

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
Online Safety

Online Safety

Adult

Learners will understand how to protect their personal information while online,  source reliable information online for their ongoing protection and how to do a safety check-up on their devices and computer. In this course learners will cover: Introduction to the Internet Browsers Browser Privacy  Wifi and Wifi Safety and Software Updates Online Resources for Web … Continued

Online Safety
Success in Online Learning Part 3

Success in Online Learning Part 3

Adult

Success in Online Learning Part 3 will lead you into mastery by investigating specialized supports and resources, self-care strategies, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other gems from the Internet.

Computer Fundamentals
Success in Online Learning Part 2

Success in Online Learning Part 2

Adult

Part Two will take you beyond the basics, with the introduction of several new and exciting Google Workspace learning programs and platforms. Finally, Part Three will lead you into mastery by investigating specialized supports and resources, self-care strategies, Massive Open Online Courses and other ‘Gems from the Internet’.

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