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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Basic Facebook Marketing


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://vscourmeeting.adobeconnect.com/p3h65srvd44/...

This webinar features an interactive training session on how to establish a facebook presence for your business and how to best use social media to accomplish your business goals. Participants are introduced to Facebook and taught how to build a profile and like page, as well as vanity URL. Participants are also provided instruction on strategies to use these online tools for marketing.

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Internet Safety for Parents


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://vscmymeeting.adobeconnect.com/p62769674/?la...

Watch a webinar to learn about steps you can take to keep your kids safer online, including tips for privacy settings, passwords, safer searching, and more.

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Savy Searching--Finding Credible Information Online


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://vscmymeeting.adobeconnect.com/p64vltvg2dd/?...

This webinar will teach simple tricks and tools to become a more savvy searcher online.

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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) eLearnVA


Contributed by: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Link: http://www.elearnva.com/

Virginia Commonwealth University’s eLearnVA is an innovative statewide distance learning center for adults and youth. Learners use a variety of online programs to prepare to pass the GED.

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Explaining Variation in Twitter Adoption among a Diverse Group of Young Adults”


Contributed by: Web Use Project
Link: http://www.webuse.org/pdf/HargittaiLitt-TwitterAdo...

What motivates young adults to start using the popular microblogging site Twitter? Can we identify any systematic patterns of adoption or is use of the service randomly distributed among Internet users of this demographic? Drawing on unique longitudinal data surveying 505 diverse young American adults about their Internet uses at two points in time (2009, 2010), this paper looks at what explains the uptake of Twitter during the year when the site saw considerable increase in use.

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Basic Computer Quiz--Part 1


Contributed by: Web Wise Seniors
Link: http://webwiseseniors.com.dnnmax.com/QuizBasic1/ta...

This quiz tests basic computer knowledge.

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Basic Computer Quiz--Part 2


Contributed by: Web Wise Seniors
Link: http://webwiseseniors.com.dnnmax.com/basic2/tabid/...

This quiz tests basic computer knowledge.

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WebJunction


Contributed by: WebJunction
Link: http://www.webjunction.org/1

Resources for library staff

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WebPercent


Contributed by: WebPercent
Link: http://webpercent.com/

We believe learning to use the Web and other digital technology is important as reading and math. If you're a business, a digital strategy is even more paramount as more consumers go online. Our mission is to first measure then help people improve these digital skills to reach their goals of tomorrow.

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Internet Safety Tips


Contributed by: WebWise
Link: http://www.webwisekids.org/pdf/InternetSafetyActiv...

This packet is designed to provide information about the Internet to keep kids safe from online predators and dangers. It is an activity packet designed for K-3 students.

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Twitter 101


Contributed by: WebWise
Link: http://www.webwisekids.org/pdf/WWK_Twitter_Guide_H...

An introduction to the micro-blogging site Twitter.

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How to Check your Computer's History


Contributed by: WebWise
Link: http://www.scag.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/wwk...

A tutorial that teaches you how to check the computer's history to determine the list of websites that have been accessed from your computer.

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Cell Phone Safety Tips


Contributed by: WebWise
Link: http://www.webwisekids.org/pdf/CellPhoneSafetyTips...

This list is provides parents and teens with cell phone safety tips.

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Conference on Bullying Prevention


Contributed by: White House
Link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2...

The President and First Lady Michelle Obama discuss how we can all work together to end bullying as an accepted practice and create a safer environment for our kids to grow up in.

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Librarians' Social Networking Toolkit


Contributed by: Young Adult Library Services Association
Link: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/aboutyalsa...

This toolkit was created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to provide librarians with information about the uses of social media in a library or educational setting. Topics covered in the toolkit include: How Social Media Facilitates Learning in Schools & Libraries; Tips for Talking with Legislators about Social Media; Educating the Community about Online Social Media; Educating Teens about Social Media; and Additional Resources about Social Media & Libraries.

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Teens' Guide to Social Networking


Contributed by: Young Adult Library Services Association
Link: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/aboutyalsa...

This resource was created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Librarians, Educators and trainers are welcome to photocopy and distribute it to teens.

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Zero Divide


Contributed by: Zero Divide
Link: http://zerodivide.org/

Zero Divide provides access to an ecosystem of broadband technology, training, and education programs for workforce development, asset building, microenterprise, and small business assistance we hope to improve the economic opportunity of low-income, disadvantaged individuals.