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Facebook 101


Goodwill Community Foundation International
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/facebook101
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This tutorial was created to get you up to speed on how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page of your own, including understanding the Facebook privacy policies and settings.

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How to Delete Cookies


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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


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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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5 Ways to Avoid Phishing Scams


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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


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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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Printing a Web Page


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...
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Average: 5 (2 votes)

Learn how to print from the web.

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Setting up a Free Email Account with Gmail


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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


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/23/beg...
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Average: 3.8 (4 votes)

How to use the search engine Google.

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National Broadband Map


National Telecommunications and Information Administration
http://www.broadbandmap.gov/
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The National Broadband Map (NBM) is a searchable and interactive website that allows users to view broadband availability across every neighborhood in the United States. The NBM was created by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and in partnership with 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia. The NBM is a project of NTIA's State Broadband Initiative. The NBM will be updated approximately every six months and was first published on February 17, 2011.

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MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing


National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthywebsurfi...
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Guide to healthy web surfing.

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21st Century Information Fluency


21st Century Information Fluency
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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Northstar Online Digital Literacy Assessment


Minnesota Literacy Council, Institute of Museum and Library Services
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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Sharing with Email


Vermont Council on Rural Development
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk-7ozPEuN0&feature...
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Learn how to send, share, and save files and websites using email.

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Internet Domains: what Web addresses mean


Vermont Council on Rural Development
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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How to Search the Web Using Google


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http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/23/beg...
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Average: 3.8 (4 votes)

How to use the search engine Google.

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21st Century Information Fluency


21st Century Information Fluency
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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Google Search Basics


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

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How to Browse and Delete Your Web History


The Beehive
http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/int...
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Average: 3 (5 votes)

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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Setting up a Free Email Account with Gmail


The Beehive
http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/beg...
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Average: 3 (3 votes)

Learn how to create an email address using google mail.

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21st Century Information Fluency


21st Century Information Fluency
http://21cif.com/index.html
4.166665
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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