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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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Living Life Online


Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Link: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec1...
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Parents and teachers often talk about helping you stay safe, online and off. They try to teach you to think critically about what you see and hear, and make sure you have the skills you need to succeed in the 21st century. But the truth is that being a good citizen these days requires the same skills it always has: being honest and respectful of others, and treating other people the way you want to be treated. So whether you are texting or talking, posting photos or playing games, this guide has information to reinforce those citizenship skills that work online and off.

Malware - Federal Trade Commission


Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Link: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0011-malware
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Describes different types of Malware and provides tips on how to identify and remove it. Contains instructions for a reporting malware to appropriate authorities.

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Money Matters - Job-Hunting/Job Scams


Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Link: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/moneymatters...
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This site offers tips on how to avoid being victimized by firms misrepresenting services related to job searching and job placement.

Online Lineup - FTC Consumer Information


Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Link: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/game-0009-onlin...
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Provides tips for shopping on line, including ways to protect privacy and prevent fraud.

Phishing


Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Link: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishin...
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Average: 5 (2 votes)

This article defines phishing, gives advice on how to recognize and deal with scammers and provide information on how to report phishing email messages.

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Share with Care


Contributed by: OnGuard Online, Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Link: http://www.onguardonline.gov/media/video-0004-shar...
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What you post online could have an impact on people in the real world.

Spam Scam Slam Federal Trade Commission


Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Link: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/game-0012-spam-...
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Three rounds. Three strikes. Make it through this game, and it's clear — you're on to spam scams and not likely to get slammed by the next one. Includes link to additional information on dealing with spam.

Spam. Federal Trade Commission


Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Link: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0038-spam
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Defines spam and provide information on how to reduce and report spam to the authorities.

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Digital Literacy Corps


Contributed by: Net Literacy
Link: http://www.digitalliteracycorps.org/DLC-P4.html
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Average: 5 (6 votes)

Non-profit organization was founded by a middle school student. To date, over 1000 students from middle schools, high schools and colleges have volunteered to repurpose computers or teach in their communities and provide extensive one-on-one training for those who were formerly on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Digital Literacy Corps

Digital Literacy Corps


Contributed by: Net Literacy
Link: http://www.digitalliteracycorps.org/
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Average: 5 (6 votes)

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

Digital Literacy Project

Digital Literacy Project


Contributed by: Net Literacy
Link: http://www.digiliteracy.org/
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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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Net Literacy Alliance Internet Safety Training Video


Contributed by: Net Literacy Alliance
Link: http://ipstube.ips.k12.in.us/video/480/Net-Literac...
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Average: 5 (7 votes)

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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Green ICT Guide


Contributed by: GeSCI
Link: http://www.ictliteracy.info/rf.pdf/Green%20ICT_gui...
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A guide for the purchase, use, and disposal of ICT.

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21st Century Information Fluency


Contributed by: 21st Century Information Fluency
Link: http://21cif.com/index.html
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Average: 4.2 (6 votes)

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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National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL)


Contributed by: National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL)
Link: http://infolit.org/
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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.

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Google for Educators


Contributed by: Google
Link: http://www.google.com/educators/index.html
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Tools for teachers, collaborative space to share ideas and discussion groups.

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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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Teach Parents Tech


Contributed by: Google
Link: http://www.teachparentstech.org/watch#utm_source=H...
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Video tutorials on tech support issues and allows users to send simple tech videos to individuals that need technology assistance.

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Partnership for 21st Century Skills


Contributed by: Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Link: http://www.p21.org/
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A public-private partnership that offers tools and resources focused on 21st century readiness for every student.

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Frontline: Growing Up Online


Contributed by: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/teach/kids...
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FRONTLINE had developed materials for teachers, parents and kids to accompany Growing Up Online. These resources include downloadable viewing guides for parent and for teachers that includes a seven-part discussion question section, lesson plans for the classroom, resources for building parent-teen online engagement, and a Cyberquiz: "What Kind of Cyber Guide are You?" that explores parents' media management styles.

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