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Covid-19: digital inclusion webinar programme

At Digital Communities Wales we’ve been working hard to develop online digital inclusion training courses, including webinars and digital drop-in sessions that might be vital to you and your service users going forward.

Please find below details of the online sessions we’ve got coming up, along with the links to register your place.

We’ve tried to make the sign up process as simple as possible but if you are having any problems registering, please contact lorraine.jones@wales.coop

Webinar: Utilising Padlet the Resource Sharing Platform

Wednesday 08 July 2020

We at Digital Communities Wales have identified many helpful resources through our training and webinar programmes, including how to guides and useful websites. Because of this, it is extremely useful to hold all these in one simple to use and familiar place, which is why we use Padlet.

Padlet allows us to create a straightforward, malleable webpage that contains our self-categorised resource links that clients are able to easily access.

During this free one-hour webinar, we are going to provide you with an overview of Padlet, in which we will outline why we use it as our go-to resource sharing platform and give you the knowledge and skills to utilise Padlet for your own organisational needs.

This session is designed specifically for staff and volunteers working with vulnerable groups / individuals in Wales.

Register now (English session 11am start)

Webinar: Digital Storytelling – Apple devices

Wednesday 15 July 2020

For this session you will need to have access to an Apple device and have downloaded the app Adobe Spark, ideally for your iPad or iPhone. Please have a selection of 5-10 images to hand on your device, so you may create an example.
There are many incredible uses for digital technology and a favourite of ours at Digital Communities Wales is the wonderful and wholesome Digital Storytelling capabilities that we are able to achieve by simply using our smartphones.

Digital Storytelling allows users to create short videos on our devices: from a trip down memory lane through to creating useful instructions for someone.

We offer two platforms for the session: for apps that are available on Apple devices and apps available on Android devices. During this session we will demonstrate how you may utilise these apps to upload images from your home or the web and combine them with narration or written text and music to create powerful, short video clips.

This free webinar will last from approximately 1 hour, as we guide you on your journey to tell a story through the application of Digital Technology.

This session is designed specifically for staff and volunteers working with vulnerable groups / individuals in Wales.

Register now (English session – 11am start)

Webinar: Virtual Volunteering

Wednesday 15 July 2020

We at Digital Communities Wales are offering training to those who may be interested in Virtual Volunteering to support individuals on their digital journey. We are not expecting volunteers to access client’s personal information, but to support individuals with getting the best out of being online. Whether that is through apps to keep in touch or options for accessing entertainment media, your support can make a world of difference to someone’s day.

This session is designed specifically for staff and volunteers working with vulnerable groups / individuals in Wales.

Register now (English session 11am start)

Webinar: Digital Storytelling – Android devices

Wednesday 22 July 2020

For this session you will need to have access to an Android device and have downloaded the app Cyberlink PowerDirector, ideally for your tablet or smartphone. Please have a selection of 5-10 images to hand on your device, so you may create an example.

There are many incredible uses for digital technology and a favourite of ours at Digital Communities Wales is the wonderful and wholesome Digital Storytelling capabilities that we are able to achieve by simply using our smartphones.

Digital Storytelling allows users to create short videos on our devices: from a trip down memory lane through to creating useful instructions for someone. We offer two platforms for the session: for apps that are available on Apple devices and apps available on Android devices.

During this session we will demonstrate how you may utilise these apps to upload images from your home or the web and combine them with narration or written text and music to create powerful, short video clips.

This free webinar will last from approximately 1 hour, as we guide you on your journey to tell a story through the application of Digital Technology.

This session is designed specifically for staff and volunteers working with vulnerable groups / individuals in Wales.

Register now (English session – 11am start)

Webinar: Keeping occupied

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Within our keeping occupied webinar we cover digital options for keeping ourselves occupied that includes: Art & Creativity; Gaming; Identifying Nature; Mindfulness & Meditation; Music & Audio; Social Media; Quizzes & Puzzles; Reminiscence; and Video.

This session is designed specifically for staff and volunteers working with vulnerable groups / individuals in Wales.

Register now (English session 11am start)

Webinar: Online safety

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Within this free one-hour long webinar, we outline the key features of online safety. During this period of lockdown, many individuals spend more time accessing the Internet. It is therefore crucial that we understand the key elements of online safety, to protect ourselves from online scams and keep our identity safe online.

This session is designed specifically for staff and volunteers working with vulnerable groups / individuals in Wales.

Register now (English session 11am start)