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University of Illinois Digital Literacy resources


Contributed by: University of Illinois
Link: http://www.library.illinois.edu/diglit/
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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


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: 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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Healthfinder.gov


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://www.healthfinder.gov/
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Contains resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring the most reliable health information on the Internet.

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USA Learns


Contributed by: Sacramento County Office of Education, Contributed by: State of California
Link: http://usalearns.org
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Average: 5 (3 votes)

This site provides three levels of lessons to improve listening, reading, writing, and English speaking skills. The production of this site was made possible by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL). The California Department of Education, Office of Adult Education continues to fund the site. The Sacramento County Office of Education retains ownership of the site.

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Net Literacy Alliance Internet Safety Training Video


Contributed by: Net Literacy Alliance
Link: http://ipstube.ips.k12.in.us/video/480/Net-Literac...
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Average: 5 (7 votes)

Safety training video created by Net Literacy student volunteers that’s being used by Indianapolis Public Schools to teach each of the 12,000 high school students receiving netbooks Internet/computer safety.

Digital Literacy Corps

Digital Literacy Corps


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

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

Digital Literacy Project

Digital Literacy Project


Contributed by: Net Literacy
Link: http://www.digiliteracy.org/
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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Educator resource that believes that many of the best practices of how to effectively approach increasing digital inclusion and digital literacy have already been established by many organizations in other countries all over the world. Works to collect that information and distribute laptops to children.

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GCFLearnFree.org


Contributed by: Goodwill Community Foundation International
Link: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics
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Average: 4.9 (9 votes)

The Goodwill Community Foundation offers free, great online learning on a wide range of basic and intermediate skills in Microsoft office applications, computer basics, Internet basics, social media and other self-sufficiency skills. Microsoft Office tutorials for various software versions:

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California School Library Association


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

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

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Digital Tattoo


Contributed by: Digital Tattoo
Link: http://digitaltattoo.ubc.ca/
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Average: 4.5 (4 votes)

What is your digital tattoo? In short, it's your online identity - the bits and data that form who you are online.

The goal of this online learning tool is to share resources that encourage you to think about your online presence, to navigate the issues involved in forming and re-forming a digital identity and to learn about your rights and responsibilities as a digital citizen. This website includes writing, videos, images, and quizzes organized within five learning modules: Protect, Connect, Learn, Work, Publish. The modules can be completed individually or in sequence.

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Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action


Contributed by: The Aspen Institute, Contributed by: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Link: 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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How to Delete Cookies


Contributed by: The Beehive
Link: http://thebeehive.org/digitalbasics/2010/12/22/adv...
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Average: 4.3 (6 votes)

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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Best practices for web design or redesign


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: 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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21st Century Information Fluency


Contributed by: 21st Century Information Fluency
Link: 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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New User Tutorial


Contributed by: The Library Network
Link: http://tech.tln.lib.mi.us/tutor/
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Average: 4.1 (7 votes)

A training designed for people that have never used a computer before, focuses on using the mouse and scrolling.

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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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Average: 4 (3 votes)

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


Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: 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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Sharing with Email


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk-7ozPEuN0&feature...
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Average: 4 (1 vote)

Learn how to send, share, and save files and websites using email.

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Internet Domains: what Web addresses mean


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg6-EPcNAoI&feature...
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Average: 4 (1 vote)

Learn what Web addresses mean about where you are online.

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Spread the Word


Contributed by: OnGuard Online
Link: http://onguardonline.gov/spread-word-about-kids%E2...
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Average: 4 (3 votes)

This tutorial offers tips for presenting to kids or adults, and ideas to help you spread the word about being safe online.

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