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Texasstitch--thanks for your help!

It won't work unless I do!
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Thank you so much that worked.

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The other thing I do, is select my teams from the Spark Teams selection on the Community tab. You can order these in any order you like. This is also the order they show up on the Spark America Team Points page. It makes it easier to find your current, or most active teams.

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4/29/20 11:07 A

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They are in alphabetical order. What I do for my team is put an * in the front of the team name for the current team. This way it shows up on the top of the list. I take the * off the previous team name. The other way, is to drop out of the team that are no longer active. To do that,scroll to the bottom of the home page and look for the 'Leave This Team' blue link.

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Does anyone know how to remove old challenges from the drop down box on the main Spark page? All my challenges are still there and well......it is quite a challenge to scroll through all of them to find the page I want.

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Whew I don't have to learn to use iPad. My grandchildren need 2 for school work, so I am giving them mine. I still don't use it so I won't miss it.

I learned to Zuckerberg talking about the new Messenger Rooms being developed for group chats, I think up to 50 people

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SPARKUVU, in answer to this question:

One question on Spark tech, I see people leaving Spark comments that apparently go to their whole team, or leaving goodies that go to their whole team, or an email sent to a whole team. I can't figure out how to do this. Also, is there something special I have to do to use emoji or pictures ect on a comment I'm making, or within a blog, or on our weight or miles posts? I have no idea how to do this!

The comments on the top of a Spark Page do go to everyone. Goodies for the team are a special feature for the Team Leaders to give out. The same with the email to a whole team - Special function for the Team Leaders. To get the Emoticon, when you are making a reply, look at the series of four blocks above the message box and pick the one of the far right - You will be given several pages of options: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon To have more than one at a time, hold down the 'M' key and select all the emoticons you want.
Does this help?

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Nice list! I am always skeptical of downloading apps b/c of having to give the app permissions for full access to, it seems, ALL our private info. Any comments about that, that might reassure me?

I had assumed this section was going to be tech help for maneuvering Spark. I could still use help in that. I feel like I am not getting all I could out of Spark b/c I'm not sure how to use it. When I feel like I'm spinning wheels, for instance, I'll spend literally hours reading blogs, articles, moving around my start page--trying, to no avail, to see what I'm missing.

One question on Spark tech, I see people leaving Spark comments that apparently go to their whole team, or leaving goodies that go to their whole team, or an email sent to a whole team. I can't figure out how to do this. Also, is there something special I have to do to use emoji or pictures ect on a comment I'm making, or within a blog, or on our weight or miles posts? I have no idea how to do this!

It won't work unless I do!
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Today I am busting out my iPad. I bought it in August and it's been sitting in a drawer. I am ok with my android and laptop, but have to remember I bought the iPad for a reason. I want to use it for pictures, my free Apple TV, and I am not sure what else, maybe iTunes, etc.

Would you please help? Thanks.

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I see that several people mentioned calls and video calls on Messenger. So I belong to a private SP group of about 6 or 7 of us who have been together from when we first joined. We became friends and chatted so much that people on the team on which we met were frustrated. So we created our private team.

We have now all "met" via Messenger! Since we are spread throughout the U.S. & Canada, it's been wonderful to chat. So it also offers an opportunity for Spark Teammates to meet "in person."

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE, NEW ENGLAND

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this is on all - I saved a ton

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I think that the picture on the cover is based on who is writing the directions. If the author does not do it, it will not be there.

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I have a question about adobe acrobat documents ( PDF's ) .. they use to have the picture of the item when its a pattern and now they don't - I might have hit something ? but would love to have the front page with the picture on it back ? thanks for any help
I also want to put my patterns on ravelry to sell but thats a question for another time emoticon

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Thanks Aferrari, that’s what I thought, I found a way to add teams to the home screen on an android phone and use google.

Tap on google chrome, find SparkPeople and log in as usual make the screen larger if you have trouble seeing the log in. Go to your team page. In the upper right hand corner there are three vertical dots. Tap it and scroll down to tap on “Add to home screen”. A shortcut to your team will be displayed as an icon. Make sure you logout of other spark apps and the on line version before tapping on the icon. Tap the icon, you may have use the three horizontal bars in the upper left to find log in. Then you should see your teams after you slide the menu away.

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you can sign into SparkPeople with your username and password - if you forget your password it will send you an email to change your password.

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IMSALLYSTILL is having difficulty getting into SP without an e-mail. I’m not sure why that would be. Is there anyone that might be able to help? Please see the tech thread and search the name to find the specific question/problem. Thanks in advance for any/all help!

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There is no way to access your sparkteams in the app. When I do not have my computer handy I just go to the website instead of the app and you can access everything you do on the computer. It is quite small though but it looks the same as the desktop version

This is in answer to:

Upon researching this question, I haven't found a solution, it looks like the app doesn't accommodate team forums. Does anyone know?

Question from a team member asked: "I like to use the app on my phone to track my food & exercise but I don't see any way to see my spark teams forums on the app. Is there a way so that I can record my tracking more often?"

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Upon researching this question, I haven't found a solution, it looks like the app doesn't accommodate team forums. Does anyone know?

Question from a team member asked: "I like to use the app on my phone to track my food & exercise but I don't see any way to see my spark teams forums on the app. Is there a way so that I can record my tracking more often?"

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If you go to your spark page and select more, you can select favorites there. On the left side it shows your favorited articles and such from spark on the right are your favorited recipes.

Here’s mine...



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Plan:
-Track every bite daily.
-Cardio M//W/F/S
-Strength Training- T/TH/S


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THANK YOU to all who have commented that they are happy with the information compiled. It was a lot of work and there may be a little 'glitch' or two. Feel free to chat here and ask questions. If you don't get an answer, send me a SM and I'll try to get you the answer or try to point you in the 'right direction'.


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~2020 Spring 5% Challenge ~ Firecracker Team Member (Start Date: 04/04/20 - End Date: 05/29/20)
~ 2020 Winter 5% Challenge ~ Firecracker Team Member (Start Date: 01/04/20 - End Date: 02/28/20)
~ 2019 Fall 5% Challenge ~ Firecracker Team Member (Start Date: 10/5/19 - End Date: 11/30/19)


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4/14/20 9:00 P

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Great conglomeration of things. Good Job

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if we need info.. do we ask here ?

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That is an incredible list and I see how much research went into compiling it for us. Thank you for all your efforts.

I would like to add one more that I just discovered. If you have MS Messenger you can video chat with individuals or even groups for free. At the top of what I generally call the "Chat" box is a little video camera. Click on it an all the folks in your chat become connected via video. On your screen, you will see little pictures of everyone in real-time. Great fun.

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emoticon list of apps and members! Thank you for putting the lists together! emoticon emoticon

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TeddyBears - EST

'Let God work on those around you, our task is to work on ourselves.' - Mark Brown

My favorite..."No man is a failure who has friends"...thanks all my Spark's friends! God bless!

Have you hugged a Teddy Bear today?!!


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Thanks so much I can use many apps I didn't know I have

I love Spark people they are always there for me .
Enjoying life. God has been good to me.


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Can anyone tell me how to find articles, videos, etc that I have saved? When I go to my page and go to favorites it just brings up recipes? Though I know that I have saved some articles. Thank you.

Edited by: SHAKERATTLEROLL at: 4/14/2020 (08:12)
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Great list! emoticon

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Phil 2:3-4.


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Like many others, I use FaceBook and Instagram, but did you know that Facebook has, through their Messenger app, a video call service which allows out of country calls free? It's the little "camera" icon at the top of the Messenger screen. I frequently call my friend in Canada using this, such a good way of keeping in touch.

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Thank you so very much for this information. Will this be available even after the Challenge?


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Thanks to all if you who put this info together. Some of this will help as I begin to set up my new laptop.

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE, NEW ENGLAND

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I use FaceBook, iPhone, Zoom, HP printers

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Yes! thank you as a piano teacher thrust into having to teach online these are quite helpful.


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I can always use Tech Help. I appreciate your doing this for us.

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This is an amazing list.

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This is awesome, thank you!!! emoticon

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
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And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13

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emoticon List!!!

Familiar with quite a bit of it and READY to jump on in with helping others!!

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I need technical support help. I can't log into my account unless I get an email from one of you . Then thru the email I can get into my post, spark page, etc. I still have to be on this side of the email to receive info from 2020 5% spring challenge. Any suggestions. Thanks

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When you are searching for something in particular use ctrl + F and put in word for search.

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I am hitting subscribe to follow this topic.

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Thanks for a lot of good information. Will save this for later.

Barbara, from Tennessee. Central Time Zone.
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Thank you...
When I get ready to explore... I will start here !!
In this era of too much time... I don't seem to have any (time).


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It is HARD WORK to learn NEW habits, especially healthy ones!


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Thank you for all your hard work on this!

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Wow! This information is very valuable to me! Thank you!

Nancy from West Virginia - EST
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Hello 2020 Spring 5% Challenge Community! To say that 2020 got off to an 'interesting' start would be quite the understatement! Because of our 'new normal' and the 'new world that we now live in', Lynn (KALISWALKER) had an idea to try to help get technology into the hands of those that need it.

She formed a new team called 'Tech Savvy Helpers' and invited some like-minded and interested individuals to the group to help coordinate our collective strengths and figure out how we could help anyone/everyone in the 5% Challenge Community.

I began to compile a spreadsheet of our team members and their strengths. Jo Ann (TEXASTITCHER) compiled a much better list than I did so we went with her list. Now that we had some information on what types of computer programs are out there and what they can do, Tyler (STEPGEEK) took on the HUGE task of researching the various programs and what they can do and also provided helpful links on getting started/beginning to use some of these programs.

=====COMMUNICATION=====
--FACETIME--

FaceTime app

Facetime is a video calling app available for Apple product users. Apple prouct users can use it to communicate with other Apple product users who have the app.

Youtube Video on How to Set Up FaceTime (~4 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk8S75zmaD
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--FACEBOOK—

www.facebook.com and FaceBook app

Description: Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues.

Youtube Video on How to Set Up a Facebook Account (~30 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjbRBd-HbY
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--GOOGLE CLASSROOM--

Please see Google Products section below.

--GOOGLE VOICE—

https://voice.google.com

Description: Google Voice is a telephone service that provides call forwarding and voicemail services, voice and text messaging, as well as U.S. and international call termination for Google Account customers in the U.S., and for G Suite customers in Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.
Youtube Tutorial for Google Voice (~2 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSwWr-W60n
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--INSTAGRAM—

www.instagram.com and Instagram app

Description: Instagram is a free photo and video sharing app available on Apple iOS, Android and Windows Phone. People can upload photos or videos to our service and share them with their followers or with a select group of friends. They can also view, comment and like posts shared by their friends on Instagram.

Youtube Video on How to Use Instagram (~17 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wo5C9qh4x
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--SKYPE—

www.skype.com and Skype app

Description: Skype is software that enables the world's conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice one-to-one and group calls, send instant messages and share files with other people on Skype. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you – on your mobile, computer or tablet. Skype is free to download and can also be used in browser.

Youtube Video on How to Use Skye for Video Calls (~4 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usq0W3ZJLA
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--WHATSAPP—

https://web.whatsapp.com/ and WhatsApp app

Description: WhatsApp has become the world’s most popular text and voice messaging application. Specializing in cross-platform messaging, WhatsApp is a free service that lets users message one another seamlessly between mobile and desktop devices.

Youtube Video on How to Use WhatsApp (~10 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3EdIiJeTX
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--ZOOM—

https://zoom.us/ and Zoom app

Description: Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.

Youtube Video on How to Use Zoom (~7 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMUxzrgZvZ
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=====EMAIL PRODUCTS=====

--Gmail—

www.gmail.com and Gmail app

Description: Gmail is a free email service developed by Google. Users can access Gmail on the web and using third-party programs that synchronize email content through POP or IMAP protocols.

Youtube Video on How to Use Gmail (~22 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D7H4p_luv
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--Outlook—

www.outlook.com and Outlook App

Description: Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. Primarily an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, journal, and web browsing.

Youtube Video About How to Use Outlook (~7 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDqCFcrMfh
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=====EXERCISE PRODUCTS/WEBSITES=====

--FITBIT—

www.fitbit.com and fitbit app

Description: Fitbit is a company that makes fitness technology products. They have several product models, each with a slightly different list of features but the main purpose is step tracking and activity tracking. In other words it's a way to measure how much physical activity you have each day.

Youtube Link About how fitbit Works—Slightly Older Video (~2 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epT9o_Hksi
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--GARMIN—

https://connect.garmin.com/ and Garmin Connect app

Description: On mobile or web, Garmin Connect is the tool for tracking, analyzing and sharing health and fitness activities from your Garmin device.

Youtube Link About Garmin Connect App (~11 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akgMw5ivNu
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--TOMTOM--

Description: Tomtom is a GPS map technology company used for navigation.

Youtube Video About Installing TomTom Go on Android (~4 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtF5c3AiA7
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Youtube Page for TomTom Support Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTr40Rfcd
21t0qeAcW971Xw

--WALKER TRACKER—

www.walkertracker.com and Walker Tracker app

Description: Walker Tracker’s companion app for custom walking challenges for corporations, municipalities, and educational institutions. The Walker Tracker step challenge app automatically logs steps or allows manual entry from pedometers. We integrate with nearly all step counters: Fitbit, Google Fit, Garmin, Misfit, Withings, etc. (Devices must be enabled in your step challenge program to connect).

Youtube Video About What Walker Tracker Is (~2 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPY6rIBXaK
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--WALKING 4 FUN—

www.walking4fun.com

Description: What would it be like to thru-hike a long-distance trail? Log your step here and trace your progress on one of 25 trails spanning 11,249 miles! Explore your trek through maps, photos and videos. Before you know it, you’ll have walked hundreds of miles and still be itching to get in a few more to see that view around the next bend in the trail! Signing up is easy and free!

--WORLD WALKING—

www.worldwalking.org

Description: World Walking is a website where you log your steps and go on virtual walks all over the world. Walks range from about 2,000 steps to 80,000,000 steps. You can join the walks on your own or join/create teams and do them together. As you finish walks, you will earn badges for completing your goals.

Note: There are a few Sparkpeople World Walking teams including ones for 10,000 Steps a Day and 2020 Miles in 2020.

=====GOOGLE PRODUCTS=====

--GOOGLE CLASSROOM--

https://classroom.google.com/

Description: Google Classroom is a free web service, developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students.

Youtube Video Tutorial for Google Classroom (~24 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl-tBjAM9g
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--GOOGLE DOCS--

https://docs.google.com

Description: Google Docs brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs. Choose from hundreds of fonts, add links, images, and drawings. All for free.

Youtube Tutorial of Google Docs (~9 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0OqnItA-z
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--GOOGLE DRIVE—

https://drive.google.com

Description: Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account.

Youtube Tutorial for Google Drive (~32 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPbWTG6LM8
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--GOOGLE SHEETS—

https://sheets.google.com

Description: Google Sheets is a spreadsheet program included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. It is a modern version of MS Excel.

Youtube Tutorial for Google Sheets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1BVa5TVfk
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--GOOGLE VOICE--

Please see Communication section for more information.

--GMAIL--

Please see the Email section for more information.

=====MICROSOFT OFFICE=====

--MICROSOFT EXCEL—

Description: Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications.

Youtube Playlist of Excel Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFpYJ4-zdC
c&list=PL4FmbPBGaOC5nWjh8uyrz-MCg1bc
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--MICROSOFT OUTLOOK—

Please see Email section for more information.

--MICROSOFT POWERPOINT--

Description: PowerPoint is a slideshow presentation program that's part of the Microsoft office suite of tools. PowerPoint allows you to create, collaborate, and present your ideas in dynamic, visually compelling ways.

Youtube Tutorial for Powerpoint (~17 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYgjFGT7IN
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--MICROSOFT PUBLISHER--

Description: Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft, differing from Microsoft Word in that the emphasis is placed on page layout and design rather than text composition and proofing.

Youtube Tutorial for Publisher (~12 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySXJh10a6F
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--MICROSOFT WORD--

Description: Microsoft Word is a widely used commercial word processor designed by Microsoft. Microsoft Word is a component of the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software, but can also be purchased as a stand-alone product.

Youtube Tutorial for Word (~19 Minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeQGAzU3Qe
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=====SMART PHONES=====

--ANDROID--

Description: Android is a mobile operating system used in smartphones, tablets, and other smart devices.

Note: For tutorials on how to use your Android device, Youtube tutorials are often available. Search “How to use a _______” and you should get good tutorials. (Ex: How to use a Samsung Galaxy S9+)

--IPHONE--

Description: The iPhone is a smartphone made by Apple that combines a computer, iPod, digital camera and cellular phone into one device with a touchscreen interface. The iPhone runs the iOS operating system (OS), and as of 2017, there were 2.2 million apps available for it through the Apple App Store.

Note: For tutorials on how to use your Apple device, Youtube tutorials are often available. Search “How to use an _______” and you should get good tutorials. (Ex: How to use an iPhone 7)

=====ENTERTAINMENT=====

--AUDIBLE—

www.audible.com

Description: Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet. Audible sells digital audiobooks, radio and TV programs, and audio versions of magazines and newspapers.

Note: For help with Audible, please ask a Tech Helper!

--HULU--

www.hulu.com

Description: Hulu is a premium streaming service that offers TV, movies and more. There aren’t long-term commitments, so you can change or cancel your subscription at any time. You need a good internet connection and a supported device to stream from, you’re just about ready to get started.

Youtube Tutorial for Hulu (~11 Minutes Long—Note: Video is 11 months old, some information like pricing may be out of date): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mom3A8G8H_
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--KINDLE—

https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&nod
e=16
571048011

Description: Kindle is a line of portable e-book reader devices developed by Amazon that enable users to shop for, download and read electronic versions of books, newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs and more.

Note: For help with Kindle, please ask a Tech Helper!

--NETFLIX--

www.netflix.com

Description: Netflix is a paid streaming service that allows members to watch a wide variety of ad-free TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more on internet connected devices.

Youtube Tutorial for Netflix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5RxOCCHNG
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--SEEDLANG—

www.seedlang.com

Description: Seedlang is a great resource to learn German in a structured way. It teaches you the most useful 5000 German words in a vocab trainer, helps you drill German genders and introduces you to German grammar step by step in our interactive story decks.

Youtube Video Describing Seedlang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdpMf-6ohO
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--YOUTUBE—

www.youtube.com

Description: YouTube is a video sharing service where users can watch, like, share, comment and upload their own videos. The video service can be accessed on PCs, laptops, tablets and via mobile phones.

=====MISCELLANEOUS=====

--ADOBE--

www.adobe.com

Description: The Adobe suite of products, among other things, allows users to create, edit, and manage PDF documents.

Note: For help with Adobe, please ask a Tech Helper!

--RAVELRY--

www.ravelry.com

Description: Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration. The content here is all user- driven.

Ravelry Intro Video (about 3 Years old, may be slightly out of date): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cscRspMVi_
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Finally, the following 5% Community Members all have some sort of skills and/or interest in these programs and can likely help out with any questions that you may have about some of these programs. Here are those that gave some input into the list above. Thanks to:

AALLEY2
AMURDOCK68
CAROLV7
CEIGSTI
CHRISSYWILSON80
CYBERQUEER
DGIGGLES336
DIANEDOESSMILES
FANGFACEKITTY
HICIM705
IMSALLYSTILL
KALISWALKER
KITGOESFIT
KKINNEA
LINDA7677
LYNXMYNX
MAINEGIRL54
MARYPHONE
NOLAHORSERIDER
SKYKOL
STEPGEEK
TEXASTITCHER

Edited by: HICIM705 at: 4/14/2020 (21:07)
~~Heidi~~
NJ (EST/EDT)
Co-leader ~ 5% Challenges, Community Team / Leader Team

~2020 Summer 5% Challenge ~ Firecracker Team Member (Start Date: 07/04/20 - End Date: 08/28/20)
~2020 Spring 5% Challenge ~ Firecracker Team Member (Start Date: 04/04/20 - End Date: 05/29/20)
~ 2020 Winter 5% Challenge ~ Firecracker Team Member (Start Date: 01/04/20 - End Date: 02/28/20)
~ 2019 Fall 5% Challenge ~ Firecracker Team Member (Start Date: 10/5/19 - End Date: 11/30/19)


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