Advice and tips for getting online while social distancing
It's important that we try and stay in touch during the coronavirus pandemic. We are working to re-open branch libraries across Newcastle with a range of selected services. Our branches are a 'go-to' resource for trusted and reliable information, help and for social interaction.
We've compiled some resources from trustworthy sources which will help you if you're new to using Skype, webcams, online shopping, Facetime, WhatsApp or just staying in touch with your friends and family.
- Using Skype (Digital Unite)
- Setting up and using webcams (Digital Unite)
- How to use Facetime and iPhone and iPad (Digital Unite)
- Using Facebook (Digital Unite)
- Video Calling (Learn My Way)
- Using the NHS app and NHS websites to manage your health online (Digital Unite)
- Using the internet to get ready for coronavirus (Learn My Way)
- The NHS website: a how to guide (Learn My Way)
- Dementia and Computing (AbilityNet)
- How to access in-built accessibility settings (AbilityNet)
- Email safety tips (Digital Unite)
- How to stay safe online (Digital Unite)
- Using Online Shopping (Digital Unite)
- How to download an iphone app (Digital Unite)
- How to download an android app (Digital Unite)
- What is 4G? (Digital Unite)
Digital Champion Resources
- Using government services online (Digital Unite DCN)
- Helping others to manage their health online (Digital Unite DCN)
- Essentials for engaging with older people (Digital Unite DCN)
- Using your role to help customers get online (Digital Unite DCN)
Video Calling for indivuduals
- Using Messenger on Facebook (Facebook)
- How to use FaceTime (Digital Unite)
- Skype Tutorial (GCF Global)
- How to use WhatsApp (GCF Global)
Video conferencing for organisations
- Remote Working with MS Teams (UpSkillDigital)
- How to run an online virtual conference (Fundraising Everywhere)
- How to facilitate effective virtual meetings (Beth Kanter)
Virtual workshops HOWTO
- Master Remote Workshops Guide (Design and Climate, via @rufflemuffin on twitter)
- How Zoom can improve collaboration (TechSoup)
- Using Zoom with breakouts (Zoom)
- How to work remotely in a time of coronavirus (CivilSociety)
- How to stay connected while working remotely (The Catalyst)
- How to embrace remote work (Trello)
- Top 10 Remote Working Tips (SCVO)
- Guide to Remote Working (Adur & Worthing Councils)
Thanks to citizensonline.org.uk
Did you know?
Having access to information on goods and services means that people can make better-informed decisions. They can order their groceries or other shopping online retaining their buying independence. This is particularly important at the moment because people may not be able to visit the supermarket or may not want to leave their home.
Being able to get online means that people can have company whenever they feel like it – be it playing Scrabble online, chatting to a family member using Facebook or Facetime, reading the comments on online newspaper articles and taking part, or responding to others using Instagram or Twitter.
They say that every person has a book in them…Writing a blog can be a good way to find out, to hone your writing skills and to connect with other people.