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Microsoft Digital Literacy

Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum


Contributed by: Microsoft Corporation
Link: http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenshi...
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Welcome to the Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum. The goal of Digital Literacy is to teach and assess basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Whether you are entirely new to computing or have some experience, this curriculum will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. From using the Internet, to sending e-mail, to creating a résumé, the Digital Literacy Curriculum helps you develop the essential skills you need to begin computing with confidence.

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Standards for the 21st-Century Learner


Contributed by: American Association of School Librarians
Link: http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards
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The American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Standards for the 21st-Century Learner offer vision for teaching and learning to both guide and beckon the school library profession as education leaders. They will both shape the library program and serve as a tool for school librarians to use to shape the learning of students in the school.

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How to Delete Cookies


Contributed by: The Beehive
Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/adv...
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When you visit a web site, cookies store site settings and information on your computer. This can be anything from your user ids, passwords or e-mail addresses to items you’ve added to a virtual shopping cart like on Ebay or Amazon. Cookies can be helpful and don’t pose any real threat in most cases. But if you’re sharing a computer and/or don’t want this type of information stored, you can easily delete them.

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How to Browse and Delete Your Web History


Contributed by: The Beehive
Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/int...
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The browsing history is a list of the sites you’ve visited recently and can be used as an easy way to navigate back to that cooking web site you enjoy visiting so much. For safety purposes, knowing how to clear your browser history is an important step in maintaining your privacy and security, especially on shared computers.

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10 Ways to Spot a Virus


Contributed by: The Beehive
Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...
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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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5 Ways to Avoid Phishing Scams


Contributed by: The Beehive
Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/int...
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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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How to Use Windows and Tabs


Contributed by: The Beehive
Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/int...
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When you’re searching the web, there are a couple of ways to open web sites. Using windows and tabs make it easy to view multiple web sites while you’re online.

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Setting up Virus Protection


Contributed by: The Beehive
Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/int...
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Learn how to install antivirus software which is used to prevent, find and remove viruses, worms, spyware and other harmful programs on your computer.

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Printing a Web Page


Contributed by: The Beehive
Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...
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Learn how to print from the web.

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Setting up a Free Email Account with Gmail


Contributed by: The Beehive
Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...
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Learn how to create an email address using google mail.

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How to Search the Web Using Google


Contributed by: The Beehive
Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/23/beg...
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How to use the search engine Google.

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Phising Scams


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Link: http://www.onguardonline.gov/games/overview.aspx
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Phishers are looking to lure you with bogus emails and pop-ups that seem safe. Will you take the bait or live to swim another day?

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Internet Domains: what Web addresses mean


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg6-EPcNAoI&feature...
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Learn what Web addresses mean about where you are online.

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Google Search Basics


Contributed by: Google
Link: http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer...
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Online search tips using google.

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Digital Citizen Hub


Contributed by: The Big Help
Link: http://www.nick.com/thebighelp/digital-citizen-hub...
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Nickelodeon and Common Sense Media are teaming up to teach you how to be cyber savvy. Harness the power of the Internet and learn how to be a good digital citizen.

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Internet Browsers Options and Settings


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmygmyed7f0&feature...
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Learn how to explore your options and settings in your Internet browser.

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Searching the Web


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkKC1BnuQsE&feature...
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Learn the basics of Web searching and how to find information online.

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Web 101


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIfMAOgMwiM&feature...
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What's the Web? Learn some basics about how Web works and how you can connect to it.

Finding Good Information on the Internet


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


Contributed by: Club Digital
Link: http://club-digital.com/leccion2
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El Internet es un mar de información y en la lección 2, te mostramos cómo buscar y conectarse a la información que necesita. Con un vídeo sobre los fundamentos de los motores de búsqueda también incluye artículos sobre cómo usar las populares redes sociales Facebook y Twitter.