Is your school or district looking for help with training for 21st Century skills? The Goodwill GCFLearnFree.org website provides over 250 free tutorials on a variety of 21st Century topics including email, spreadsheets, social media, iPads and Google tools, as well as some basic tutorials on reading, math and job search skills.
The GCF tutorials take many forms: text, video, interactives, simulations and games. The tutorials and lessons could be used as a means of initiating a discussion, offering supplementary training or providing remedial assistance for those who missed a day of school. Frequent blog posts on the website also provide resources on many topics for learning and living in the online world such as Internet safety, searching and evaluating online information, and even advanced skills such as using Microsoft Excel’s vlookup function.
The Goodwill Community Foundation, whose motto is “Creating Opportunities for a Better Life,” is a program provided free of charge by the Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina. Tutorials can be used by anyone without logging in, but users can also create a free GCFLearnFree.org account to track their class history and create transcripts. Since GCF is accedited by IACET, the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, participants who register may earn CEUs for successfully completing the online classes.
With fabulous content and a the perfect price point, GCFLearnFree.org might be the solution your school and district has been looking for!