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Social Networking - Online Safety Topics


Contributed by: LMK
Link: http://lmk.girlscouts.org/Online-Safety-Topics/Soc...
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Whether you already have a social networking page, or you're hoping to have one soon, you won't want to miss this!

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Cyberbullying - Online Safety Topics


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Link: http://lmk.girlscouts.org/Online-Safety-Topics/Cyb...
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How much do you know about cyberbulling? These three lessons -- full of interactive articles, quizzes, videos, polls and more -- will turn you into a cyberbullying guru. Soon enough, you'll be telling all your friends how to protect themselves from those meanies!

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PISA 2009 Results: Students Online


Contributed by: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Link: http://www.pisa.oecd.org/dataoecd/46/55/48270093.p...
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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently published the results of a first-of-its-kind survey to test the digital literacy of 15-year-olds who have completed compulsory education. The survey was conducted under the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).

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Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR)


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Contributed by: Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Link: http://askjan.org/soar/index.htm
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JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings. These accommodation ideas are not all inclusive. If you do not find answers to your questions, please contact JAN directly. The staff of experienced consultants is happy to discuss specific accommodation needs in a confidential manner.

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Easy Chirp - An Alternative to Twitter Optimized for Users with Disabilities


Contributed by: Easy Chirp
Link: http://www.easychirp.com/index.php
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Easy Chirp is an alternative to the Twitter.com website. It is designed to be easier to use and is optimized for disabled users. Easy Chirp was formerly named "Accessible Twitter". Many of the articles and awards cited used this name.

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Guide to Resume Writing


Contributed by: UBS
Link: http://abilitiesonline.adobeconnect.com/p69828340/...
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A webcast guide to resume writing by UBS Investment Bank.

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Reaching Out to Customers With Disabilities


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Justice
Link: http://www.ada.gov/reachingout/intro1.htm
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As a business owner or operator, or someone thinking about opening a business, you may have wondered what you have to do to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This course explains how the ADA applies to businesses in ten short lessons. Putting these lessons into practice will allow you to comply with the ADA and welcome a whole new group of customers to purchase your goods, products, and services. And you may find that making your business more accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities is not as difficult as you thought.

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Eyenote App Overview


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Treasury
Link: http://www.eyenote.gov/
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The EyeNote™ application (app) was developed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) for the blind or visually impaired to use as a tool to increase accessibility to Federal Reserve Notes (U.S. paper currency). EyeNote™ is built for the Apple iOS to allow the user to scan a bank note and communicate its value back to the user.

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Discover How to Create Accessible PDFs


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link: http://connectpro36216355.adobeconnect.com/p150934...
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Hear how Adobe Connect 8 provides support for accessibility including support for real-time closed captioning, keyboard access, and other features. This is a recorded presentation from the TARGET Discovery series.

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Information Technology and the Workplace: Implications for Persons with Disabilities


Contributed by: Cornell University
Link: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcont...
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The Internet improves access to employment and community for many people. However, there is growing concern that many Web sites are inaccessible to people with certain disabilities. This article examines the impact on people with disabilities of online human resources processes used for employee recruitment, benefits, and training.

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Find a Job


Contributed by: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Link: http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/JobSeekers/Find...
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A successful job search takes prospects, preparation, and polish. You'll find the essentials here.

Browse online job listings, use job-search data tools, learn how to make a job-search plan, get tips to improve your resume, and discover the secrets of job-winning interviews.

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Gmail


Contributed by: Goodwill Community Foundation International
Link: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/gmail
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Gmail is a popular, web-based email service provided by Google. Learn the basics of how to compose, send and respond to emails, in addition to exploring Gmail's features for managing your email and accessing it from your mobile devices.

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Resume Writing


Contributed by: Goodwill Community Foundation International
Link: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/resumewriting
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Everybody needs a resume when job-hunting. Learn which resume formats the experts prefer and how to effectively write summary statements, your employment history and other sections. Browse our sample resumes and use our resume template to write your own.

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Advice on enjoying gaming safely


Contributed by: Childnet
Link: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/downloads/resource...
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Online gaming is hugely popular with children and young people. This leaflet provides an introduction to online gaming and advice for parents specifically related to online gaming.

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Music, Film, TV and the Internet


Contributed by: Childnet
Link: http://www.childnet.com/downloading/
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This guide aims to keep parents, teachers and young people well-informed on how to stay safe and legal when enjoying entertainment on the internet or via a mobile device. This leaflet is free to download.

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Cyberbullying Guidance


Contributed by: Digizen
Link: http://www.digizen.org/resources/cyberbullying/ove...
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Childnet have produced this guidance for the DCSF on cyberbullying. This document builds on the 2007 Safe to Learn Cyberbullying guidance, and provides advice for employers of school staff, Local Authorities and governing bodies. It also offers advice for school staff about keeping themselves and their personal information safe. It was written in consultation with the DCSF Cyberbullying Taskforce, and with support of the leading school employee unions and professional associations.

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Cyberbullying - Supporting School Staff


Contributed by: Digizen
Link: http://www.digizen.org/downloads/cyberbullying_tea...
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Cyberbullying: Supporting School Staff has been written by Childnet International for the Department for Children, Schools and Families, in consultation with the DCSF Cyberbullying Taskforce, and with the support of the leading school employee unions and professional associations. This document builds on the "Safe to Learn" guidance and provides information for employers of school staff - Local Authorities and governing bodies. It also offers advice for school staff about keeping themselves and their personal information safe.

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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College Choices for Adults


Contributed by: College Choices for Adults
Link: http://www.collegechoicesforadults.org/
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College Choices for Adults provides data, not marketing fluff, to help YOU choose a reputable college program that matches your personal and professional goals. As an adult learner, you want to be well informed before you choose an institution. Many adults have already had their share of detours and false starts. Our goal is to provide you with the data you need to select a college best suited to help you earn your degree in the distance education* setting that works with your busy schedule.

*distance education encompasses online, hybrid, competency-based and other flexible learning formats.

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Essential Self Help Social Networking Computer Videos


Contributed by: ComputerHelpers4Good.net
Link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=PL80A49C791CE512...
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These online FREE videos show how to handle common issues, based on actual viewings from our computer training system. Considered essential for anyone that uses a computer for more than 10 hours a month, to keep the system working well.

Provided as a public service by ComputerHelpers4Good.net

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