Making the most of the social web, we are sharing tips on making the most of real-time voice and video calls. We challenge readers / listeners /viewers via our Digital Literacy Quiz for recommendations on using Zoom

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Digital Literacy Quiz Questions

  • Have you created an account on Zoom?
  • On what devices do you have Zoom installed? Phone? Tablet? Computer?
  • Have you participated in a Zoom call?
  • Have you initiated a Zoom call?
  • Have you shared a screen?
  • Have you mirrored the Zoom call on a TV monitor?

Translating: Can you Zoom on all your devices?
Spanish: ¿Puedes hacer zoom en todos tus dispositivos?
French: Pouvez-vous zoomer sur tous vos appareils?


Zoom = to move or travel quickly


Nothing is as dispiriting as being shut out of a Zoom room and waiting to be pinged an invite.

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Alternative apps and platforms
Where is the conversation? Everywhere! Alternatives to Zoom include Google Duo, Facetime, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Whatsapp, or Zoom?

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