Digital Literacy Resources

A destination for practitioners in service-oriented organizations—such as libraries, schools, community centers, community colleges, and workforce training centers to find digital literacy content. The resources can be found by subject area, community, by skill topic, and learning level.

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10 Online Learning Tips: Going Back to Basics


Contributed by: ISEEK
Link: http://iseekinteractive.org/blog/?p=2558

Online college students begin the first day of classes with many different levels of preparation. Some have a little college experience. Others begin right after high school, and still others pursue a college degree after many years in the workforce. Whatever your age or number of credits under your belt, follow these tips to get the most out of your online learning experience.

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10 Ways to Spot a Virus


Contributed by: The Beehive
Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...

Your computer can act funny or slow down for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s something simple like a problem with a program. But other times it may be a virus. Viruses can damage your computer and let other harmful programs into your system that steal important information. Knowing how to recognize a virus can help you protect your computer and personal information.

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21st Century Information Fluency


Contributed by: 21st Century Information Fluency
Link: http://21cif.com/index.html

The 21st Century Information Fluency Project (21CIF) began in 2001 when the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy received funds from the US Department of Education to research and develop training in the largely unexplored field of online information literacy. It immediately became clear that the largest needs in this area were for professional development and resources to help educators and students improve their ability to locate, evaluate and use digital information more effectively, efficiently and ethically.

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5 Ways to Avoid Phishing Scams


Contributed by: The Beehive
Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/int...

Phishing scams are an attempt to steal your personal and financial information. These scams typically involve email, fake web sites or pop-up messages that are used to trick you into handing over personal information such as bank account or credit card information, Social Security numbers, passwords, etc. Knowing how to recognize and avoid phishing can help you protect your information on the web.

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A Comprehensive Directory of Online Safety Resources


Contributed by: ConnectSafely
Link: http://www.connectsafely.org/Directories/internet-...

Keeping kids safe on their Internet journey and encouraging responsible behavior online is a common goal of parents and teachers everywhere. This frequently updated directory provides easy access to hundreds of resources that have been developed worldwide. Among the developers are educational institutions, advocacy organizations, law enforcement agencies, and governments from local to national levels. In response to numerous classroom requests for bilingual information, Spanish resources are also described.

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A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety


Contributed by: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Link: http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/par...

FBI's guide to help parents begin to understand the complexities of online child exploitation.

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ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/genetics/index.html

Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in a manner that is understandable. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. This class explores basic concepts such as genes and chromosomes and offers an overview of genetic disorders, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and the Human Genome Project.

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Accede A Internet Desde Cualquier Lugar


Contributed by: Club Digital
Link: http://club-digital.com/leccion11

Acceso móvil a Internet. La tecnología de internet móvil no es del todo nueva pero sí se ha vuelto más disponible con nuevas tecnologías y teléfonos inteligentes. Te permite conectarte a la red desde casi cualquier lugar con cobertura.

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Administra Tu Dinero En Línea


Contributed by: Club Digital
Link: http://club-digital.com/leccion5

Maneja tu dinero en internet. Hay muchísimos recursos en internet para ayudarte a administrar tu dinero. Las operaciones bancarias en internet están disponibles en la mayoría de los bancos y te permiten administrar tu dinero sin pisar la sucursal. Te presentamos unos ejemplos de banca en línea y otras opciones para tu mayor información.

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Adult Learning Activities


Contributed by: California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)
Link: http://www.cdlponline.org/

California Distance Learning Project initiative to help expand learner access to adult basic education services in California.

Adult Students--College Preparation Checklist


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Link: http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/che...

If you’ve never been to college, or started but never finished, this page is for you. Need to improve your skills or knowledge? Find a new career path?

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Advanced Email


Contributed by: Connect Your Community
Link: http://www.connectcommunity.org/2010/09/27/module-...

Advanced email including attachments and contacts in an address book. Email example is Gmail but module can be modified for alternate web based email.

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Advanced Web Searching


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GVfKWDhsto&feature...

Learn about some more advanced search techniques to help you search more efficiently on the Web.

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Advertising Literacy for the Classroom


Contributed by: The LAMP
Link: http://www.thelampnyc.org/wp-content/uploads/LAMPl...

LAMPlatoon is The LAMP's online video project where participants can remix existing commercials with their own thoughts and criticisms about the ad. "The LAMPlatoon Wants YOU!" is a step-by-step guide which educators can use for creating these 'broken commercials' and exploring basic advertising literacy concepts with students. There are no costs to the educator with LAMPlatoon, and LAMP staff are available as additional support along the way.

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Advice on enjoying gaming safely


Contributed by: Childnet
Link: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/downloads/resource...

Online gaming is hugely popular with children and young people. This leaflet provides an introduction to online gaming and advice for parents specifically related to online gaming.

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African American Community Health


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/aframhealth/

African American communities see diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease affecting their friends and families every day. Free online resources from the National Library of Medicine and other reliable sources are available to help.

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Ahorra Usando Internet


Contributed by: Club Digital
Link: http://club-digital.com/leccion12

Economiza con ayuda digital. Reducir en lo posible los gastos cotidianos con ayuda de servicios e información en línea es una posibilidad real, sobre todo si ya cuentas con una PC con conexión a internet de banda ancha y cámara web.

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AIGA Design for Democracy


Contributed by: Design for Democracy
Link: http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/design-for-democra...

Seeks to make government more accessible by making information, instructions, forms, websites and service centers easy to find, understand and use. Design for Democracy has access to specialists in information, interaction, environmental and graphic design, as well as experts in usability, plain language, ethnographic research and branding.

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Alaska Internet Circle of Safety


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Link: http://www.akla.org/safety/index.html

The Alaska Internet Circle of Safety is a resource for adults who would like to teach their children to be responsible online citizens. The project was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is a joint effort of the Alaska State Library and the Alaska Library Association.

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American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)


Contributed by: American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AACE)
Link: http://www.aaace.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=66232&o...

The mission AACE is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding opportunities for adult growth and development.