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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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South Carolina Digital Library


Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://www.scmemory.org/index.php
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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.

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International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA)


Contributed by: International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA)
Link: http://ivla.org/new/what-is-the-ivla/
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Information link containing visual literacy resources. Visual Literacy refers to a group of vision-competencies a human being can develop by seeing and at the same time having and integrating other sensory experiences.

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International Society for Technology in Education


Contributed by: International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Link: http://www.iste.org/welcome.aspx
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Professional education association committed to advancing excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology. This organization supports 20,000 members who share the mission of providing thousands of resources and learning opportunities to keep on the cutting edge.

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Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds


Contributed by: Kaiser Family Foundation
Link: http://www.kff.org/entmedia/mh012010pkg.cfm
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Report based on the results of surveys conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation about young people's media use.  It includes data from all three waves of the study (1999, 2004, and 2009), and is among the largest and most comprehensive publicly available sources of information about media use among American youth.

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Literacyworks


Contributed by: Literacyworks
Link: http://www.literacyworks.org/
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Literacyworks, an educational nonprofit organization, was created to address the needs of underprivileged and underrepresented adults, families and children by using educational technology to increase the quality, availability, and accessibility of literacy curriculum for individuals with low literacy skills.

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Confronting the Challenges of a Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century


Contributed by: The MacArthur Foundation
Link: http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45...
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This report guides the focus of the conversation about the digital divide from questions of technological access to those of opportunities to participate and to develop the cultural competencies and social skills needed for full involvement. The report argues schools and after-school programs must devote more attention to fostering new media literacies: a set of cultural competencies and social skills that young people need in the new media landscape.

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Thinkport


Contributed by: Maryland Public Television
Link: http://www.thinkport.org/default.tp
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Thinkport aims to help teachers teach more effectively, inspire students to learn, build bridges between schools and homes, and fulfill Maryland Content Standards for education. The site offers content aimed at helping teachers find and create what they need in the least amount of time utilizing digitally rich resources where possible.

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Maine International Center for Digital Learning (MICDL)


Contributed by: Maine International Center for Digital Learning (MICDL)
Link: http://www.micdl.org/
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The MICDL is a non-profit organization of school reform and professional development facilitators who collaborate with researchers and school-based educators. MICDL researches, develops, and promotes teaching and learning practices that are highly engaging, focus on 21st century skills, and often involve the use of digital media.

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Microsoft Campaign for Digital Literacy


Contributed by: Microsoft Corporation
Link: http://www.digitalaccess.org/pdf/White_Paper.pdf
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This White Paper by Maria E. Wynne and Lane F. Cooper looks at how mayors, city managers, policymakers, and community leaders can bridge the Digital Divide and provide opportunities for those who have been left out.

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Microsoft Community Learning Portal


Contributed by: Microsoft Corporation
Link: http://www.microsoft.com/education/MSITAcademy/mcl...
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The Microsoft Community Learning Portal is a free online learning opportunity for approved nonprofit learning centers and computer labs that offer ICT skills training to underserved communities.

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Microsoft Digital Literacy Courses and Assessments


Contributed by: Microsoft Corporation
Link: http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenshi...
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A set of online courses and assessments for basic, standard, and advanced digital literacy skills.

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Microsoft DreamSpark


Contributed by: Microsoft Corporation
Link: https://www.dreamspark.com/Default.aspx
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DreamSpark provides professional-level developer and design tools to students and educators around the world at no charge. These Microsoft tools will help you advance your learning and skills through technical design, technology, math, science, and engineering activities.

Microsoft Office Web Apps Help and How-to


Contributed by: Microsoft Corporation
Link: https://support.office.com/en-CA/article/How-Word-...
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The free Microsoft Office Web 365 Apps enable you to access, edit, and share Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents online from almost anywhere. Free help and support for Office Web Apps, including Excel Web App, Word Web App, PowerPoint Web App, and OneNote Web App. Find helpful how-to articles, demos, videos, training, templates, tutorials and more.

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Microsoft's 21st Century Skills for Employability Initiative


Contributed by: Microsoft Corporation
Link: http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/8/f/88f04...
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Report outlines the challenges and initiatives that Microsoft is undertaking to address employability challenges.

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Career Snapshots


Contributed by: Monster.com
Link: http://my.monster.com/Job-Profiles/GetProfile.aspx
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Provides qualifications, skills, and duties of various careers.

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eLearning by Monster


Contributed by: Monster.com
Link: http://monster.cyberu.com/html?pageUrl=/content/Fr...
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Monster offers free eLearning courses on topics ranging from such as Time Management for Maximum Productivity to Office 2010: Outlook. This link will take you a complete list of the free online courses offered.

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Interview Guide


Contributed by: Monster.com
Link: http://my.monster.com/Job-Profiles/GetProfile.aspx
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Guide on interview preparation, questions, etiquette, and following up.

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Job and Career Development


Contributed by: Monster.com
Link: http://career-advice.monster.com/career-developmen...
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Information and advice on changing careers and credentialing.

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Monster.com


Contributed by: Monster.com
Link: http://www.monster.com/
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A global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people.

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NASA Digital Learning Network (DLN)


Contributed by: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Link: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/nat...
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DLN connects students and teachers with NASA experts and education specialists. You will find numerous modules in our Event Catalog for all grade levels. DLN events feature science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM content that highlights NASA missions and research. All of our events are free. Register for interactive events listed in our catalog or watch our webcasts listed below.

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