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Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries


Institute of Museum and Library Services
http://impact.ischool.washington.edu/documents/OPP...
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Average: 4 (2 votes)

This study provides an investigation of the ways library patrons use libraries, why they use them, and how it affects their lives. The study is the result of a national telephone survey, online surveys conducted at public libraries, and interviews to reveal the role modern libraries play in a digital society.

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Codeacademy


Codeacademy
http://www.codecademy.com/
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Average: 5 (2 votes)

This site provides introductory tutorials on how to use JavaScript, a programming language to provide enhanced user interfaces and dynamic websites.

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Microsoft DreamSpark


Microsoft Corporation
https://www.dreamspark.com/Default.aspx
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

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.

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Bibliobouts


University of Michigan, Institute of Museum and Library Services
http://bibliobouts.si.umich.edu/BiblioBoutsAbout.h...
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Bibliobouts project at the University of Michigan funded by IMLS that seeks to teach information literacy through gaming.

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Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action


The Aspen Institute, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
http://www.knightcomm.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/...
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Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

This report offers a plan of action for how to bring digital and media literacy
education into formal and informal settings through a community education
movement.

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California School Library Association


California School Library Association (CSLA), State of California
http://www.csla.net/
4.75
Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

Several free, online web 2.0 professional development tutorials for teacher librarians and classroom teachers.

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San Diego Futures Foundation


San Diego Futures Foundation
http://www.sdfutures.org/
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

The purpose of this organization is to improve access to computers and services by making information technology available to underserved individuals, organizations and disadvantaged small businesses through training, education, technical services and equipment.

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Zero Divide


Zero Divide
http://zerodivide.org/
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Zero Divide provides access to an ecosystem of broadband technology, training, and education programs for workforce development, asset building, microenterprise, and small business assistance we hope to improve the economic opportunity of low-income, disadvantaged individuals.

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University of Illinois Digital Literacy resources


University of Illinois
http://www.library.illinois.edu/diglit/
5
Average: 5 (2 votes)

This portal for digital literacy includes various tutorials, guides, and digital tools created to help find, evaluate, and critically use information sources.

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Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library


National Library of Medicine
http://nnlm.gov/training/consumer/apple/
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Average: 5 (2 votes)

Want to improve your consumer health collection and services? Interested in improving your reference skills for providing health information for the public? Then this class is for you. Starting with a discussion about the information seeking behaviors of consumers, the class focuses on the provision of consumer health information services for the public. We will also cover health literacy, planning the service, the reference interview, consumer health online, collection development, collaboration, community partnerships, outreach and marketing. Students will also learn about how to stay up to date on consumer health librarianship.

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Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills


Institute of Museum and Library Services
http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/21stCent...
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Average: 4 (5 votes)

This report provides a self-assessment tool and an assessment of museums and libraries against a continuum of 21st century skills.

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Best practices for web design or redesign


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
http://www.usability.gov/guidelines/index.html
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Average: 4.2 (5 votes)

A collection of best practices for each step of the web design process.

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Digital Literacy Corps


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

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

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Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action


The Aspen Institute, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
http://www.knightcomm.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/...
4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

This report offers a plan of action for how to bring digital and media literacy
education into formal and informal settings through a community education
movement.

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Seattle's Community Technology Program


Seattle Department of Information Technology, State of Washington
http://www.seattle.gov/tech/indicators/
3.5
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

Report from 2009 on Seattle's residential information technology survey.

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California School Library Association


California School Library Association (CSLA), State of California
http://www.csla.net/
4.75
Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

Several free, online web 2.0 professional development tutorials for teacher librarians and classroom teachers.

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Berkman Center Broadband Study


Berkman Center for Internet and Society/Harvard
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/newsroom/broadband_re...
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Average: 4 (1 vote)

A report of international experiences with broadband and plans for next generation connectivity produced for the FCC.

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


The MacArthur Foundation
http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45...
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Average: 4 (1 vote)

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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International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA)


International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA)
http://ivla.org/new/what-is-the-ivla/
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Average: 4 (1 vote)

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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Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills


Institute of Museum and Library Services
http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/21stCent...
4
Average: 4 (5 votes)

This report provides a self-assessment tool and an assessment of museums and libraries against a continuum of 21st century skills.

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