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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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How to Get a Great Job: Customize Your Resume


Contributed by: @yourlibrary
Link: http://www.atyourlibrary.org/career/how-get-great-...
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This article contains advice on customizing your resume each time you apply to a job posting.

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How to Get a Great Job: Web Use 101


Contributed by: @yourlibrary
Link: http://www.atyourlibrary.org/career/how-get-great-...
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This article contains internet basics including how to log in, using software to create a resume, and protect your privacy. It also covers resume and cover letter writing.

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Checklist for Starting a New Business


Contributed by: International Finance Corporation
Link: http://www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en/content/en...
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This checklist contains steps you should take before you start a new business. It is a "to do" list for starting a new business containing general high-level listing of the tasks that need to be complete in starting your new business.

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Creating an Effective Business Plan


Contributed by: International Finance Corporation
Link: http://www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en/content/en...
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This tutorial contains a business plan template into seven key elements. Each element contains a description, instructions for creation, tips, and how to avoid pitfalls.

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Expanding and Handling Problems


Contributed by: International Finance Corporation
Link: http://www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en/content/en...
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This tutorial contains information on rules to follow before expanding your business, ways to motivate key employees, and explains common business problems such as uncontrolled cash flow, drop in sales or insufficient sales, and higher costs. The tutorial also contains suggested activities and a quiz to test your knowledge of the subject matter covered during the tutorial.

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How to Fix Your Business


Contributed by: International Finance Corporation
Link: http://www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en/content/en...
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This article provides tips on how to lead your business away from trouble and back to success. The article was written by Van Lanier and shared on the IFC SME business toolkit.

Computer Literacy Instructional Resources


Contributed by: Minnesota Literacy Council
Link: http://www.mnliteracy.org/educators/adult/technolo...
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Links to sources of materials for educators or volunteers who are teaching computer skills or digital literacy.

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Minnesota Literacy Council


Contributed by: Minnesota Literacy Council
Link: http://www.themlc.org/
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Dedicated to sharing the power of learning throughout Minnesota, offers services for adults, children and families seeking to improve their literacy skills.

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Northstar Online Digital Literacy Assessment


Contributed by: Minnesota Literacy Council, Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/index.php
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The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in six main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, and Word Processing (Word).

When individuals pass the assessments at approved sites, they can obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This provides a credential for employment. There is no cost to complete the online assessments.

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Take Lessons. Earn Badges. Find Work.


Contributed by: JobScout
Link: http://myjobscout.org/
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

JobScout is a web and mobile platform designed to help get users back to work by teaching job seekers the digital literacy skills they need to find a job.

Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning


Contributed by: University of Rhode Island, Harrington School of Communication and Media
Link: http://mediaeducationlab.com/copyright
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Digital and media literacy educators and learners depend on the ability to be able to use copyrighted materials, including movies, TV, print, music, and digital media. Learn about your rights and responsibilities under the law and how to help students appreciate the power they have both as authors and users of copyrighted materials.  

In Pictures


Contributed by: In Pictures
Link: http://inpics.net/
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Computer tutorials based on pictures, not words.

Connect New Mexico Broadband Program Training


Contributed by: Connect New Mexico
Link: http://nmconnect.org/training/
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Provides separate links to resources for learners and resources for trainers to build digital skills.

Connect New Mexico: Curriculum: Basic Computer Skills


Contributed by: Connect New Mexico
Link: http://nmconnect.org/resources/resources-for-train...
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Tools for trainers to use to teach basic computer skills, including modules on terminology, introductory tasks, operating systems and basic word processing. Contains links to other curriculum materials.

Saint Paul Community Literacy Consortium: Basic Computer Skills Curriculum


Contributed by: Saint Paul Community Literacy Consortium
Link: http://spclc.org/curricula-resources/computer-curr...
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On this site you will find lesson modules covering basic computer skills developed by computer teachers* from Adult Basic Education programs in the St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium. You will find Lessons (handouts), Teacher Guides, Vocabulary Lists and Activities. Some computer skills may have several lessons associated with them and some lessons may cover several computer skills. The lessons are grouped by computer task and skill. Rather than rigidly defining a day-by-day curriculum, teachers can pick and choose lessons and activities that suit their classroom needs and student’s pace.

Baltimore County Public Library: Technology Training


Contributed by: Baltimore County Public Library
Link: http://www.bcpl.info/services-policies/technology-...
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Getting a job and using library resources require basic technology literacy and the links on this page are meant to connect you with basic technology instruction including how to use a mouse or keyboard as well as Internet, Microsoft, or email basics. You'll also find information about local classes which can be of help including technology courses offered at BCPL.

Buying Computers: Computer Buying Guide


Contributed by: GCF LearnFree
Link: https://www.gcflearnfree.org/buying-computers/comp...
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Tutorial that covers different types, makes and models of computers, what to consider in making the decision, etc.

Tutorial: Computer Basics


Contributed by: GCF LearnFree
Link: https://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics
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Series of lessons that a beginner can use to learn from the start. These tutorials can also be used to update or refresh one's basic/existing understanding of the home/personal computer environment.

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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