Below you will find tutorials and resources that complement the training recieved on Friday, August 22nd.

Windows 8.1 – Beginners Guide Tutorial – Part 1

his video tutorial shows those new to Windows 8.1 the basics needed to get around the new Windows 8 user interface. The Windows “Start Menu” has been replaced by the “Start Screen” & “Charm Bar”.  Very explicit, some what “techy” in places, but very informative

Visually outlines what is being done on screen


Windows 8.1 Preview Tricks & Tutorial Review – Beginners Video Guide

A ten minute video (over 250.000 hits) which is a nice preview guide on how to navigate the operating system narrated by Nick from  Nick’s Computer Fix


Take a tour of Windows 8.1

Watch this video to see some of the features of Windows 8.1, and how it brings you the best of touchscreen apps and desktop productivity.


Windows 8.1 tutorial

A two minute video set to music from Microsoft (, lots of fluff not very explicit

Windows 8 Basic Tutorial using the Lenovo Yoga 13 – Windows 8 can be a bit of a mystery when you use it for the first time. Since Canada Computers carries plenty of Windows 8-loaded devices, we figured a quick tutorial covering the basics was in order. Using Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 ultrabook / tablet, we give you an introduction to Windows 8 and it’s innovative user interface

Intel Education Sites Below (Some content may be free, and some may be fee based)

Free tools for educators

Another Microsoft App Site

The majority of the Intel Education resources are linked from

  • K12 Blueprint –      Intel hosts the K–12 Computing Blueprint website to support planning and implementing personalized learning initiatives. This free site engages key K-12 decision-makers and influencers while highlighting the benefits of education-technology solutions.
  • Teachers Engage Community – The Teachers Engage community is a vibrant global online network of educators dedicated to educational improvement. This free site supports the core concepts such as: effective use of technology, instructional design, project-based approaches, assessment of 21st century skills, and open-ended questioning.

National Tech Goes Home – A curated collection of resources for parents, students, and teachers providing tools and training for more effective use of technology. The site includes virtual training groups to support local, face-to-face or online workshops to help students and their parents make the most of their technology.