Computers and Integration SCIO, Inverurie

Resources to learn digital skills from anywhere

The video below shows a boat from a distance in Killin, Perthshire
and it demonstrates what you can film with optical zoom technology.
Digital skills are most important going forward. Bookmarks in web browsers to websites and syncing them online using services such as Google Bookmarks helps recover precious memories and facilitates knowledge management. Bookmarks enable quick access to websites where you have log-ins or digital accounts. Also, the LastPass website provides you with a single log-in to your many online accounts.
Recently, RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) has developed a new feature to its mobile banking app enabling you to control when your Visa debit card is used. For example, you can disable online and telephone transactions to prevent someone using your card fradulently online. However, it is easy to forget your card is disabled and it can get blocked when you try to use it. Cyber crime is popular with criminals – young people today should build up a portfolio of digital skills in order to go on and do a course in cyber security and support Police Scotland in today's modern digital world. RGU do a post-graduate course in Cyber Security.
Having online transactions enabled all the time is important for automatic digital subscriptions, so if you disable your debit card for online transactions to prevent fraud, you should use note taking apps to record when your digital subscriptions are due. Techrader has a good guide to the best note-taking apps of 2020
Adobe Spark — create social graphics and short videos with pictures, video and text captions
Belarc Advisor — profile the hardware and software of your computer
BT Community Web Kit — build and maintain a website for a charity or non profit group
Code Academy — learn to code
Community-council.org.uk — for your free community council website
Coursera - build skills with courses, certificates and degrees from world class universities and companies
BBC Bitesize GCSE Digital Technology
CDBurnerXP — burn CDs and DVDs for free
CyberFirst Girls Competiton
Doodly — create videos with Windows 7 or later and Mac OSX 10.10 or higher in MP4 regardless of technical or design skills to create professional, realistic Doodle videos in minutes
Foxit Reader — a Powerful PDF Reader that allows you to add bookmarks and files
Gartner Report: The Urgency to Treat Cybersecurity as a Business Decision
GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters)
Google Sites — effortlessly create websites with no coding required
Khan Academy — Learn maths, sciences, arts and humanities
Lead Scotland — Everyday Computer Skills: new course with the Open University
LibreOffice — a free open source office productivity suite
Microsoft Certifications
Microsoft Documentation
Microsoft Sway — create visually striking newsletters, presentations and documentation in minutes
Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center
Mozilla Firefox — a fast web browser that protects your privacy
My Maths — Interactive maths learning for your whole school
The National Cyber Security Centre
Ninite.com — install and update all your programs at once
Portableapps.com — run apps from a USB flash drive on the go
Prey Project — track your laptop if it gets lost or stolen and find it again
Skillshare — share skills and take part in online classes
Spanglefish Free Web Sites
Screencast-o-matic — capture your screens and create educational videos to help people learn computing
Udemy — learn skills online in photography, IT and computer software
w3schools — learn to create web pages and sites
Webopedia — online tech dictionary for students, educators and IT professionals
Webs — free website builder, create free websites
Wix — the leading website creation platform helping you to manage and develop your web presence the way you want
40+ Stunning Examples of Real-Life Websites Using Wix (2020)
WordPress.com blogging and website creation platform