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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Angelfire Website


Contributed by: Angelfire
Link: http://angelfire.lycos.com/

Free online tool to write your own HTML, CSS, Javascript and CGI Perl scripts online using the file editor. Alternatively, has the capability to develop the site offline and upload files.

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The Edupunks' Guide to a DIY Credential


Contributed by: Anya Kamenetz
Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/77938

The book provides information on how to learn online and chart a personalized path to an affordable credential using the latest innovative tools and organizations. It contains real-life stories and hands-on advice for today's students going back to school, working, transferring colleges, or pursuing lifelong learning goals. The book contains a series of tutorials including: How to Write a Personal Learning Plan, How to Teach Yourself Online, How to Build Your Personal Learning Network, How to Find a Mentor, How to Get a Credential, How To Demonstrate Value to a Network.

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Mac Integration Basics


Contributed by: Apple
Link: http://training.apple.com/itpro/macinteg

Training on how to integrate a Mac into an existing Windows or other standards-based network. Explains the process of setting up a Mac system to take full advantage of network services such as directory services, file sharing, printing, and email.

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Apple Technology for Diverse Learners


Contributed by: Apple
Link: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&sou...

Report for educators that presents information on how to customize learning experiences so that each student gets just the right amount of support based on his or her needs.

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Stop. Think. Connect.


Contributed by: APWG and NCSA
Link: http://stopthinkconnect.org/index.html

Stop. Think. Connect. is the first-ever coordinated message to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations.

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The Veterans Guide to Applying for Federal Jobs


Contributed by: Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP)
Link: http://www.chra.army.mil/webcourses/Vet_Apply/inde...

This tutorial provides instructions for USAJobs, VetSuccess and Vacancy Announcement Board websites. It also includes information on locating and reviewing vacancy announcements, creating and submitting a résumé, and tracking application status.

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How to Tell if You’re Looking At a Great Web Site


Contributed by: Association for Library Service to Children
Link: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/greatwebsit...

Children’s librarians evaluate books, magazines, tapes, and software for children to find the best of all. Web sites are no exception. On this page, we have collected some excellent sites for young people. "Children" are defined as persons of ages up to and including fourteen and Web sites for this entire age range are considered. We will share with you what we look for in a great Web site.

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Sites for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers & Others


Contributed by: Association for Library Service to Children
Link: http://www.ala.org/gwstemplate.cfm?section=greatwe...

Links to Web sites specifically geared for parents, caregivers, teachers and others to help them teach children to surf safely and find carefully reviewed educational Web resources.

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Learning Round Table


Contributed by: Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Link: http://alalearning.org/2010/04/06/digital-literacy...

ALA's Learning Wiki

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Bay Area Video Coalition


Contributed by: Bay Area Video Coalition
Link: http://www.bavc.org/video-curriculum-overview

BAVC's YouthLink Curriculum is designed to introduce the tools of media
production and analysis through creative and socially relevant visual
storytelling.

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Berkman Center for Internet and Society


Contributed by: Berkman Center for Internet and Society/Harvard
Link: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/

The Berkman Center's mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.

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Berkman Center Broadband Study


Contributed by: Berkman Center for Internet and Society/Harvard
Link: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/newsroom/broadband_re...

A report of international experiences with broadband and plans for next generation connectivity produced for the FCC.

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Beyond.com


Contributed by: Beyond.com
Link: http://www.beyond.com/

Beyond.com is a network of niche career communities, providing access to thousands industry and web sites.

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How Do I get Broadband?


Contributed by: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/getting-broadb...

This article provides information on how to get broadband, the different types of broadband, and equipment and installation.

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How do I shop safely with my credit card online?


Contributed by: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/safe-shopping-...

This page provides tips on how to shop safely with a credit card online.

Using a Mouse


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

Learn how to use a mouse.

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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School2Home


Contributed by: California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)
Link: http://www.cetfund.org/files/S2H_Busplan_Final_Oct...

Educator resource which is a business plan for how to address the digital divide in the classroom. Provides a blueprint for launching, implementing and financing a multi-year initiative designed to reach students in low-performing middle schools in California.

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California's ICT Leadership Council Action Plan Report


Contributed by: California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)
Link: http://www.cio.ca.gov/Government/Publications/pdf/...

Outlines a pathway/roadmap to digital literacy for the state of California.

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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.