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Saint Paul Community Literacy Consortium: Basic Computer Skills Curriculum


Contributed by: Saint Paul Community Literacy Consortium
Link: http://spclc.org/curricula-resources/computer-curr...
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On this site you will find lesson modules covering basic computer skills developed by computer teachers* from Adult Basic Education programs in the St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium. You will find Lessons (handouts), Teacher Guides, Vocabulary Lists and Activities. Some computer skills may have several lessons associated with them and some lessons may cover several computer skills. The lessons are grouped by computer task and skill. Rather than rigidly defining a day-by-day curriculum, teachers can pick and choose lessons and activities that suit their classroom needs and student’s pace.

Connect New Mexico Broadband Program Training


Contributed by: Connect New Mexico
Link: http://nmconnect.org/training/
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Provides separate links to resources for learners and resources for trainers to build digital skills.

Connect New Mexico: Curriculum: Basic Computer Skills


Contributed by: Connect New Mexico
Link: http://nmconnect.org/resources/resources-for-train...
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Tools for trainers to use to teach basic computer skills, including modules on terminology, introductory tasks, operating systems and basic word processing. Contains links to other curriculum materials.

Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Link: https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/piaac/
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The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a cyclical, large-scale study that was developed under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Adults were surveyed in 24 participating countries in 2012 and 9 additional countries in 2014.

Grants Training and Management Resources. Online Grants Training Courses


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Link: http://ed.gov/fund/grant/about/training-management...
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These training materials are designed to assist grantees in performing grants related activities in accord with current Uniform Guidance for managing federal grants.

In Pictures


Contributed by: In Pictures
Link: http://inpics.net/
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Computer tutorials based on pictures, not words.

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DigitalLearn


Link: digitallearn.org/
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Connect to the digital world with free learning tools to help make technology work for you.

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Using the Creative Aging Toolkit for Libraries -


Link: http://creativeagingtoolkit.org
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The Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries is a free, online resource for librarians and provides information about creative aging research, best practices, and practical advice for the planning and implementation of creative aging programs in public libraries. The Toolkit is designed, published and administered by Lifetime Arts, Inc.

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USA.gov, Senior citizens Resources


Link: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml
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Find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more.

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NTIA Broadband Adoption Toolkit


Link: http://www2.ntia.doc.gov/files/toolkit_042913.pdf
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The NTIA Broadband Adoption Toolkit shares best practices developed from broadband adoption and digital literacy projects funded by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). Leveraging the experience of about 100 communities served by BTOP to benefit the entire nation, the Toolkit gives practical ideas and tools for overcoming barriers to getting more Americans online access.

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EveryoneOn


Link: EveryoneOn
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EveryoneOn is a national campaign to promote the importance of digital literacy skills and increase access to computer and Internet training.

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City and County of San Francisco: SF Connected


Link: SF Connected
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SF Connected is a City and County of San Francisco initiative providing free computer tutoring and support to seniors and adults with disabilities.

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Creating an Effective Business Plan


Contributed by: International Finance Corporation
Link: http://www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en/content/en...
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This tutorial contains a business plan template into seven key elements. Each element contains a description, instructions for creation, tips, and how to avoid pitfalls.

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Expanding and Handling Problems


Contributed by: International Finance Corporation
Link: http://www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en/content/en...
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This tutorial contains information on rules to follow before expanding your business, ways to motivate key employees, and explains common business problems such as uncontrolled cash flow, drop in sales or insufficient sales, and higher costs. The tutorial also contains suggested activities and a quiz to test your knowledge of the subject matter covered during the tutorial.

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Checklist for Starting a New Business


Contributed by: International Finance Corporation
Link: http://www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en/content/en...
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This checklist contains steps you should take before you start a new business. It is a "to do" list for starting a new business containing general high-level listing of the tasks that need to be complete in starting your new business.

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Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study


Contributed by: American Library Association (ALA)
Link: http://www.ala.org/research/sites/ala.org.research...
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This study provides an annual "state of the library" report on the technology resources brokered by libraries and the funding that enables free public access to these resources.

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How to Find a Great Job: Entry-Level Workers and Career Changers


Contributed by: @yourlibrary
Link: http://www.atyourlibrary.org/career/how-find-great...
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This article contains advice for individuals that are planning to change careers or for individuals who are just starting out in their first career.

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How to Get a Great Job: Web Use 101


Contributed by: @yourlibrary
Link: http://www.atyourlibrary.org/career/how-get-great-...
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This article contains internet basics including how to log in, using software to create a resume, and protect your privacy. It also covers resume and cover letter writing.

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Changing Gears: 5 Steps to Moving Beyond Single Industry Experience


Contributed by: @yourlibrary
Link: http://www.atyourlibrary.org/career/changing-gears...
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This article offers five steps to transition from your current industry.

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Building a Business Plan


Contributed by: Vermont Council on Rural Development
Link: http://www.vtsbdc.org/assets/files/sbdc-business-p...
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Use this resource to access a printable business plan template / outline that can help you start to draft your business plan.

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