Use this page to create an XML feed that can be used by developers.

Apply your desired filters then click on the RSS icon in the top right of the page to access the resulting feed.

Note: All filters other than "Content type" are applied with an OR as opposed to an AND. For example, checking "Resource" and "In the Community" under "Content type", "Basic Computing" under "Topic", and "Educator" under "Audience" results in a statement like "Show me all content of content type resource OR in the community AND tagged with basic computing OR educator."

Resource

The Beehive

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One Economy

A multilingual Web portal that provides low-income individuals web-based tools and information about financial services, education, jobs, health care, and family.

Library/Reference, Intermediate
Resource

Google for Educators

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Google

Tools for teachers, collaborative space to share ideas and discussion groups.

Educator, Intermediate, Lesson Plans and Curriculum
Resource

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

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Partnership for 21st Century Skills

A public-private partnership that offers tools and resources focused on 21st century readiness for every student.

Educator, Advanced, Learner, Lesson Plans and Curriculum, Parent
In the Community

NTIA Increases Digital Literacy in the San Bernardino Community

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The Housing Authority of San Bernardino, in partnership with the Career Institute National Federation Center, is using a 12-week workforce training program to improve digital literacy among low-income residents, and teach basic computer skills and online job search techniques. The Housing Authority is also hosting job training classes and job search/resume workshops at its computer centers, teaching participants interviewing skills, and best practices for filling out online applications.

Additionally, the Housing Authority supports computer labs across various community centers in the San Bernardino City Unified school district. Operated by the Top Flight Education and Sports Organization, the computer labs are open Monday through Thursday afternoon to assist children with homework and other school-related projects. All of these Housing Authority programs are made possible by funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

California
Resource

Filling out a Job Application

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A tutorial on how to fill out a job application.

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Activities, Adults, Beginner, Create a Resume, Learner, Tutorials, Workforce/Job Skills
Resource

National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL)

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National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL)

Created by the American Library Association (ALA) in response to a Presidential committee recommendation in 1989. Recognizes October as National Information Awareness Month and works to promote the visibility of information literacy by collaborating on a variety of activities with a host of organizations, schools, colleges/universities, businesses, and governmental agencies.

Library/Reference, Educator, Intermediate, Literacy
In the Community

STEPP Program Improves Access to E-books for People with Visual Disabilities

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A new pilot program that aims to improve access to electronic textbooks for students with disabilities announced today that it has received funds from the U.S. Department of Education.

The funding will be used over the next two years to support the Student E-rent Pilot Project (STEPP). STEPP is a collaborative program with support from electronic textbook provider CourseSmart, the University of Georgia Alternative Media Access Center and AccessText Network, a nationwide organization that supports the delivery of alternative textbooks to Disabled Student Services offices at colleges throughout the country.

In the Community

The Inland Northwest Community Access Network (Tincan) Provides Digital Media Training

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The Inland Northwest Community Access Network (Tincan) is providing digital media training and workshops at its new media lab and film production facility in Spokane, Wash. Students of all ages are taught film production skills including camera techniques, industry-level editing software, and sound production fundamentals. Tincan offers other digital media and career building training classes that span across skill levels including computer basics, editing fundamentals for home movies, web development, marketing with Facebook, and blogging basics. The new space also houses Tincan’s offices, a 32-computer media lab, and a full professional video production studio.

Tincan is enhancing Internet connectivity across the Spokane Public Library system and various community centers. The project has distributed computers and software for public use to Peaceful Valley Community Center, Northeast Community Center, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Outreach Center. These locations and others will provide Internet access to low-income Spokane residents including at-risk and homeless youth and people with disabilities who do not otherwise have access and new spaces where Tincan can provide training in Internet skills. This project was made possible by funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Washington
In the Community

Computers for Youth Provides Digital Media Training To Schools in Los Angeles

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The Computers for Youth Foundation (CFY) is teaching digital literacy courses to families in high-poverty middle schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Known as Family Learning Workshops, these bilingual classes teach low-income students and their parents about the educational uses of home technology and broadband including how to use this technology to improve learning and motivation. Parents and students are encouraged to work together and commit to an ongoing home learning effort.

Through this program, CFY provides participating families with a broadband-ready Home Learning Center, broadband enrollment guidance, and access to high-quality, online educational software focused on math, English, social studies, and science. CFY also provides training to teachers on leveraging educational software to extend learning into the home and drive student achievement. This program is made possible with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and information Administration.

California
In the Community

Las Vegas – Clark County Urban League Opens 15 New Computer Centers to Provide Digital Literacy Training

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Las Vegas – Clark County Urban League (LVUL) is teaching digital literacy courses at 15 new and 14 refurbished computer centers across the city to help people develop computer and workforce skills. The Nevada Public Computer Centers (NPCC) offers courses on a variety of topics including Microsoft Office® software, Internet fundamentals, and communicating through e-mail and Skype. The center also provides one-on-one help for students working on class projects as well as senior citizens learning how to use technology to stay in contact with their families.

The 15 percent unemployment rate in Las Vegas is difficult on the community, especially those residents who lack computer skills. To improve digital literacy and help people find employment, NPCC offers classes in online job searches, resume creation, and interview preparation. The project’s digital literacy training is already making an immediate impact on residents. Julia Mann, a Las Vegas woman, had been unemployed for two years and living in a shelter with her son. Now, after completing an NPCC computer course and working with one of the Center’s job advisors, she is gainfully employed.

This program is made possible with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Nevada
In the Community

The Cambridge Housing Authority Opens Three Public Computer Centers to Provide Digital Literacy Training

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The Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) is teaching digital literacy courses at three public computer centers to help people conduct online job searches, prepare resumes, and submit resumes to potential employers. CHA is offering five-week advanced computer classes and 15-week basic computer skills classes to local residents, including training in use of Microsoft Office® productivity software and conducting online job searches. The 15-week courses offer specialized classes on digital editing and publishing software. CHA offers other services, such as the digital enhancement of its Gateway English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course and its family literacy and support program, Reading on Computers with Kids.

Additionally, CHA is expanding the digital component of its Work Force program, which provides comprehensive life-skills and vocational training for low-income youth. Participants receive academic tutoring, academic testing prep work, and mentored employment opportunities from eighth grade through their senior year of high school. Students use the computer labs to develop resumes, fill out job applications, and perform college searches. All of these programs are made possible with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Massachusetts
Resource

South Carolina Digital Library

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Institute of Museum and Library Services

The South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL) is a collaborative effort that includes South Carolina’s schools, libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. SCDL’s mission is to encourage our collaborators to create, maintain, and promote digital collections that represent South Carolina's historical and cultural resources while following state-level guidelines that are based on national standards and best practices. Currently there are over 80,000 primary resources available in the database from approximately 30 cultural heritage institutions around the state.  The primary resources include photographs, books, manuscripts, maps, audio and video files.

Library/Reference, Educator, Intermediate
Resource

Digital Literacy Project

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Net Literacy

Educator resource that believes that many of the best practices of how to effectively approach increasing digital inclusion and digital literacy have already been established by many organizations in other countries all over the world. Works to collect that information and distribute laptops to children.

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Library/Reference, Intermediate
Resource

Beware of Spyware

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OnGuard Online
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Don't let spyware sneak onto your computer to give others a peek at information you enter online. Get wise to the spyware guise by taking this quiz.

Beginner, Internet Basics, Games
Resource

Digital Literacy Corps

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Net Literacy

An informal national movement of student volunteers that work to increase digital inclusion and broadband adoption.

Advanced, Broadband
Resource

Net Literacy Alliance Internet Safety Training Video

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Net Literacy Alliance

Safety training video created by Net Literacy student volunteers that’s being used by Indianapolis Public Schools to teach each of the 12,000 high school students receiving netbooks Internet/computer safety.

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Educator, Intermediate, Learner, Video
Resource

Avoiding "Miracle" Health Claims

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Guide to avoid "miracle" health claims

Intermediate, Health, Tutorials, Content Evaluation
Resource

New York State Broadband Speed Test

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New York State Office of Cybersecurity

The New York State Office of Cyber Security (OCS) is partnering with the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany – SUNY to independently test the speed of broadband service available to New York State residents. CTG will collect, analyze, and report the results to OCS, who is deploying state-of-the-art geographic information systems (GIS) to create a clear and accurate broadband map of where and what level of broadband is available across the state, which will help drive policy decisions and future funding.

Activities, Advanced IT, Advanced, IT Community, Broadband
Resource

Green ICT Guide

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GeSCI

A guide for the purchase, use, and disposal of ICT.

Intermediate, Tutorials
Discussion

What digital literacy skills are important for wor...

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What digital literacy skills are important for workforce today?

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