About this course
Get the most out of these Online Hobbies!
There are many ways the internet can provide fun and entertainment.
We will show you how to get started researching your family history online. With tips and tricks on how to get the most out of the internet, step-by-step guides on starting to build your own family tree and much more, you’ll be your family’s ancestry champion in next to no time!
There is also this first of three courses on Google Earth to show you how to set yourself up, how to use the controls and how to navigate to visit the wonders of the world.
We will also explore more about Google Voyager and find out about Google Earth’s companion website – Google Arts & Culture. Visit the great museums and art galleries of the world to see your favorite artist’s creations in incredible detail, even down to the very brushstrokes on the canvas.
This course takes you step-by-step through setting up your first blog (short for web log, or online journal), using free resources on the internet. You don’t need to know anything about coding or creating websites – it’s all taken care of as part of the service.
What you'll learn:
Researching family history
- How can the internet help with family history
- Family history tools and history service
- Paying for Family history
- Getting started with family history
- Making the most of the internet for family
Google Earth – more than just a map
- What can Google Earth do?
- Using the control menu
- Add Map Styles and Photos
- Take a virtual trip!
- Introducing Voyager
Exploring Google Earth
- What is Google Earth
- Getting started with Google Earth
- Find yourself in Google Earth
- Exploring the world with Google Earth
- Finding places special to you
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Fantastic Online Course
Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Diploma it's a fantastic online course. Very informative, easy to follow sessions with a test facility at the end of each session. You can complete this at your own pace any time of day or night, without any pressure and there is even help if you need it with tutors online. I would highly recommend New Skills Academy to anyone looking to gain a qualification but needs time to complete the course or cannot attend classes.
Julie Roach – Redditch, New Skills Academy learner partner of 4Retirees.
Yvonne Watkins, York, New Skills Academy learner, partner of 4Retirees