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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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Link: http://www.free.ed.gov/

Information link containing more than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.

Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA)

Filling out a Job Application


Link: http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/writing.cfm?str=w...

A tutorial on how to fill out a job application.

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Financial Aid FAQs


Contributed by: College Board
Link: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/add-it-up/...

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding financial aid.

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Financial Aid Wizard


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Link: http://studentaid2.ed.gov/getmoney/fin_aid_wizard/
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Financial Tutorials


Contributed by: Tech Goes Home
Link: http://www.techgoeshome.org/earn

Tutorials on such online financial resources as: Moneygirl.com (which offers information about everything from credit cards to home mortgages); The Beehive (which offers various financial information); and Mint.com (which offers tips on effective ways to manage and save money).

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Find a Job


Contributed by: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Link: http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/JobSeekers/Find...

A successful job search takes prospects, preparation, and polish. You'll find the essentials here.

Browse online job listings, use job-search data tools, learn how to make a job-search plan, get tips to improve your resume, and discover the secrets of job-winning interviews.

Finding Good Information on the Internet


Contributed by: Broadband Access Project (BAP)
Link: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/computer-basics...

Since anybody can post information on the Internet, it is important to check information for truthfulness and accuracy. Watch the video to learn the ABC's of website evaluation, and then print out the information below for a take-home handout!

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Finding Native Health Info Online


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

Whether you are a community health care worker, a librarian, or just want to be informed, this hands-on class will show you the best places to find Native health information on the Internet. You will learn how to search for and acquire journal articles to find the latest research being done on conditions affecting Native populations. You will also find out where to get reliable consumer level information on such topics as traditional healing, environmental health, urban Indian health, tribal and U.S. government health resources, and other general Native health topics.

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Finding Reliable Health Information Online


Contributed by: National Human Genome Research Institute
Link: http://www.genome.gov/11008303

How to find reliable health information online.

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Free Online Typing Course


Contributed by: GoodTyping.com
Link: http://www.goodtyping.com/introduccion.htm?n=Guest...

This typing course will guide you step-by-step from the beginning. You will be typing quickly and accurately, without looking at the keys, in just a few hours.

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From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet


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

Course Description: Distance Learning Course This interactive course will introduce participants to issues surrounding the quality of health information resources on the internet. Participants will be provided with a set of recommended criteria to be used to evaluate health information websites. This is an online, asynchronous, instructor-led class using Moodle. Class size is limited, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

From the Creative Minds of 21st Century Librarians


Contributed by: Center for Digital Literacy (CDL)
Link: http://digital-literacy.syr.edu/page/view/221

This 275-page free downloadable resource contains dozens of lesson plans that implement the American Association for School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in the context of the curriculum. Contributing authors include more than 30 teacher-librarians.

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Frontline: Growing Up Online


Contributed by: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/teach/kids...

Frontline developed materials for teachers, parents and kids to accompany the PBS program Growing Up Online. These resources include downloadable viewing guides for parent and for teachers that includes a seven-part discussion question section, lesson plans for the classroom, resources for building parent-teen online engagement, and a Cyberquiz: "What Kind of Cyber Guide are You?" that explores parents' media management styles.

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Frontline: Growing Up Online


Contributed by: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/kidsonline...

Frontline produced a program to take viewers inside the public private worlds of kids and the internet.

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GCFLearnFree.org


Contributed by: Goodwill Community Foundation International
Link: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics

The Goodwill Community Foundation offers free, great online learning on a wide range of basic and intermediate skills in Microsoft office applications, computer basics, Internet basics, social media and other self-sufficiency skills.

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Geeks Bearing Gifts: unwrapping new technology trends


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

This class is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on today's hottest technology trends. Program participants will be able to identify technology trends and they will understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional library services. Content will be presented in with a "can-do" focus intended to encourage participants to investigate at least one technology for implementation in their institution.

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Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds


Contributed by: Kaiser Family Foundation
Link: http://www.kff.org/entmedia/mh012010pkg.cfm

Report based on the results of surveys conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation about young people's media use.  It includes data from all three waves of the study (1999, 2004, and 2009), and is among the largest and most comprehensive publicly available sources of information about media use among American youth.

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Get Connected!


Contributed by:
Link: http://www.getconnectedtoday.com/

Get Connected! is a comprehensive statewide public awareness program to raise awareness about the economic and social benefits of broadband connectivity. The program aims to break down barriers and address misperceptions that perpetuate the Digital Divide that currently exists in California.

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Getting Started with Information Outreach in Minority Communities


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

This interactive class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills to assist you as you make outreach efforts to underserved and minority populations in your community.

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Glossary of Clinical Trial Terms


Contributed by: National Institutes of Health
Link: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/info/glossary

Guide to help the consumer become familiar with many of the common terms used in clinical trials.