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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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NTIA Broadband Adoption Toolkit


Link: http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/files/toolkit_042913.pdf
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The NTIA Broadband Adoption Toolkit shares best practices developed from broadband adoption and digital literacy projects funded by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). Leveraging the experience of about 100 communities served by BTOP to benefit the entire nation, the Toolkit gives practical ideas and tools for overcoming barriers to getting more Americans online access.

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10 Online Learning Tips: Going Back to Basics


Contributed by: ISEEK
Link: http://iseekinteractive.org/blog/?p=2558
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Online college students begin the first day of classes with many different levels of preparation. Some have a little college experience. Others begin right after high school, and still others pursue a college degree after many years in the workforce. Whatever your age or number of credits under your belt, follow these tips to get the most out of your online learning experience.

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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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21st Century Information Fluency


Contributed by: 21st Century Information Fluency
Link: http://21cif.com/index.html
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The 21st Century Information Fluency Project (21CIF) began in 2001 when the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy received funds from the US Department of Education to research and develop training in the largely unexplored field of online information literacy. It immediately became clear that the largest needs in this area were for professional development and resources to help educators and students improve their ability to locate, evaluate and use digital information more effectively, efficiently and ethically.

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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.

66 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Right Now


Contributed by: Consumer Reports
Link: http://www.consumerreports.org/privacy/66-ways-to-...
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Detailed checklist and tips for protecting one's persona information and privacy both on line and off line.

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A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety


Contributed by: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Link: http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/par...
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FBI's guide to help parents begin to understand the complexities of online child exploitation.

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Adult Learning Activities


Contributed by: California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)
Link: http://www.cdlponline.org/
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California Distance Learning Project initiative to help expand learner access to adult basic education services in California.

Adult Students--College Preparation Checklist


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Link: http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/che...
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If you’ve never been to college, or started but never finished, this page is for you. Need to improve your skills or knowledge? Find a new career path?

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Advanced Web Searching


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GVfKWDhsto&feature...
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Learn about some more advanced search techniques to help you search more efficiently on the Web.

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Advice on enjoying gaming safely


Contributed by: Childnet
Link: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/downloads/resource...
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Online gaming is hugely popular with children and young people. This leaflet provides an introduction to online gaming and advice for parents specifically related to online gaming.

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AIGA Design for Democracy


Contributed by: Design for Democracy
Link: http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/design-for-democra...
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Seeks to make government more accessible by making information, instructions, forms, websites and service centers easy to find, understand and use. Design for Democracy has access to specialists in information, interaction, environmental and graphic design, as well as experts in usability, plain language, ethnographic research and branding.

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Alaska Internet Circle of Safety


Contributed by: Alaska Library Association, Contributed by: Alaska State Library
Link: http://www.akla.org/safety/index.html
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The Alaska Internet Circle of Safety is a resource for adults who would like to teach their children to be responsible online citizens. The project was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is a joint effort of the Alaska State Library and the Alaska Library Association.

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American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)


Contributed by: American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AACE)
Link: http://www.aaace.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=66232&o...
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The mission AACE is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding opportunities for adult growth and development.

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An Introduction to Viruses and Spyware


Contributed by: Connect Your Community
Link: http://www.connectcommunity.org/2010/09/26/module-...
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An introduction to viruses and spyware, what they are and how to avoid them.

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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...
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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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Art of writing college essays


Contributed by: Education Nation
Link: http://www.educationnation.com/index.cfm?objectid=...
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Jacques Steinberg, a New York Times national education correspondent, shares tips on how to write a first-class essay when submitting a college application.

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Ask Dr. Sharon Videos


Contributed by: Netsmartz.org
Link: http://www.netsmartz.org/DrSharon/Introduction
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A series of videos featuring Dr. Sharon Cooper, a developmental pediatrician who can help you recognize the challenges and risks of technology and the Internet.

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Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Website


Contributed by: American Library Association (ALA)
Link: http://acrl.libguides.com/slilc/home
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Resources and tools on literacy in an online format.

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Avoiding "Miracle" Health Claims


Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Link: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/health/he...
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Guide to avoid "miracle" health claims

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