DELSA - Digital Empowerment for Digitally Upskilling Adults

3B2 Using the internet and managing information


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 Title
3B2 Using the internet and managing information

 Keywords
Internet, Digital Skills, Apps, Web Resources

 Author
LWL

 Languages
English

 Objectives/goals
3b At the end of this Unit you will be able to: • Use specific apps that are useful for your life


 Description
In this module you will learn how to use apps that will assist you in your daily life. You will learn how to set up accounts on Skype, Twitter and Facebook as the main social media apps that are in use today. Finally you will look at specific subjects (travel and language) and learn how to put the skills that you have learned into practice.

 Contents in bullet points
1. Applications • Apps • Downloading apps • Apps for travel • Google Maps • iTranslate • YouTube


 Contents


 3B2 Useful apps for you: Travel and language

Digital Content Creation


  What do I need for this unit?

A tablet or smartphone with internet connection.


  Exercise

You learned how to download apps in the last unit.

Go to your app store.
Find ‘Google Maps’ and download it.
Find ‘iTranslate’ and download it.


  Google Maps

  • Tap on the Google Maps app to open.
  • Search for a place in your home country.
  • Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to get the information.
  • Tap on ‘Directions’  and then choose your starting point. This can be your home address. Tip: if you have your location turned on (on your device) then you can choose to start directions from wherever you are.
  • You will see a number of options for you which indicate driving, public transport, walking, taxi and cycling:
  • Tap on the symbol to see
  • how long it will take you to
  • walk or drive.

 



  Exercise Google Maps

You are in Paris, France on holidays.
You would like to travel to Calais, also in France.
Use Google Maps to find the route options.
Is it quicker to drive or to take public transport?
What are the public transport options?


  Google Maps tip

You can also download the map (‘download offline map) so you can still use it when you are not connected to the Internet  - very useful when travelling and wifi is not available!


  Travelling abroad

You have downloaded iTranslate on your device.
Tap on the app to open it.
You can now use your phone or tablet to translate other languages.