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How to Assemble a Computer

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
Planning and Creating a Podcast Using Audacity

Planning and Creating a Podcast Using Audacity

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
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Just Like Us

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

Game Design
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Introduction to Serious Games and Their Design for K–Grade 3

Serious games are games whose primary purpose is education and training as opposed to entertainment. They take advantage of the ability of computer games to attract and engage players/learners for a specific purpose, such as to develop new knowledge or skills.

Game Design
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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
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Working with Drives, Folders and Files – Windows

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

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
Online Safety

Online Safety

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

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

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
Success in Online Learning Part 1

Success in Online Learning Part 1

Transitioning to Online Learning can be scary and exciting all at the same time. For some of us, this will be the very first time we have used technology in this way;  for others it might be a time to spread our wings! This course will start by introducing you to the basics of online … Continued

Computer Fundamentals, Other
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The Online Safety Podcast Series

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

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

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.