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Digital Literacy and Technology

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Graphite
Graphite, a free service from Common Sense Media, helps teachers find, understand, and share the best digital learning products available.

Common Sense Media
Media and technology resources for educators.

Bamboo DiRT
This is a tool, service, and collection registry of digital research tools that will help you find any technology resource.

Northstar Digital Literacy Project
Self-paced course that helps adults with basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online.


Teachers' Domain
Digital Media for the Classroom and Professional Development.


Connect2Compete
See if access to low-cost computers and discounted high-speed internet is available in your community

Computer Skills Needed for the Workplace
This blog goes over the basics and necessities for a digital literacy/career pathways curriculum.

Adult Literacy Education Software Recommendations
A list of recommended software for use in adult literacy education programs. It includes generic software, and commercial and free (mostly Web-based) instruction software.


Student Showcase-Sister Classes Project:
Started in 2008, students from across the world come together in this online forum to discuss different topics and display their work. Users can leave comments and/or participate in online forums.

Idealware
This site offers users information about software products. Utilizing reviews, comparisons and case studies, Idealware helps nonprofits make the right decisions when purchasing software.

YouCanToo!
YouCanToo!’s mission is to empower adult learners to reach their educational and career goals. They provide a network for adult learners to share their stories, connect to one another, and get the tools they need to succeed in school, work and life. Be sure to use the Teacher Manual.

EveryoneOn.org
Find low-cost Internet and affordable computers in your area.

BBC WebWise
BBC’s knowledge and learning center to help with computer applications necessary to get a job.

Microsoft Partners in Learning
Courses and curriculum to help teachers and education leaders teach with technology.

Learn My Way
A website of free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.

Resources
Teacher/Tutor
Tutor Tips
Reading Instruction/Research
ESL
Family Literacy
Health Literacy
Corrections
Learning Disabilities
Workplace
Equipped for the Future - Classroom Activities
Math
Multiple Intelligences
Technology
International Resources
Financial Literacy
Career Pathways
Writing


Excel Easy

A full online course designed to make mastering Excel easy even for beginners.

DigitalLearn.org
Free learning tools to help technology work for you or your students.

The Web Literacy Standard
The Web Literacy Standard is a map of competencies and skills that Mozilla and their community of stakeholders believe are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web.

Improving Adult Literacy: Using Technology to Support Learning and Motivation
A webinar recording of a LINCS panel discussion.

Digital Promise Webinar: Providing Internet Access for Students in Need

ConnectED Technology ToolKit

Technology Integration Self-Assessment

Literacy, Numeracy and Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments: Framework for the OECD Survey of Adult Skills

47 Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom

GCFLearnFRee.org
This site offers learners interactive lessons on subjects such as Everyday Life, Math and Money, Computer Training and more. Users will need to register. Registration is free.

Thunder
This site provides a free screen reader.

Technology in Today’s ABE Classroom
This report is the summary of results from a survey performed by World Education of the northeastern United States. The purpose was to find out how technology was being used in ABE programs and use those results to provide needed services.

The Good, Bad and the Ugly
This site offers guidance to educators on choosing web resources for use in the classroom.

Surfing for Substance
This guide helps to introduce staff developers, teachers and program administrators to using the World Wide Web as a resource as an instructional resource.

Andragogy and Technology
This summary of Malcolm Knowles’ theory of andragogy helps teachers and administrators tailor technology based instruction to adult learners.

Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web
This site offers easy to follow lessons on how to use the web to search for resources including tips on how to use popular search engines.

Developing and Utilizing Internet-based Classroom Activities
This site includes internet-based lesson plans for use in ABE, GED and literacy.

DigitalLiteracy.gov
Your homepage for every digital literacy resource.

Literacyworks
They create online resources for adult learners and the literacy programs that support them.

Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum
Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, this curriculum will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skills to work.

Video: Passwords 101
Short video on how to create an easy to remember and secure password.

TechGoesHome
Combination of technology and financial literacy websites and resources.

Basic Computer Skills
A short, easy-to-master, web based course on basic computer skills.

TLN Technology Committee - New User Tutorial
This is great for people who have never used a computer before. It walks through everything step by step starting with different parts of the mouse and what cursors look like.

Articles

The Reader-to-Leader Framework: Motivating Technology-Mediated Social Participation
Jennifer Preece and Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland

Who’s Not Online and Why
PEW Report by Kathryn Zickuhr, September 25, 2013.

Emerging Technologies in Adult Literacy and Language Education
Brought to you by the National Institute for Literacy, June 2010.

Connecting the Digital Dots: Literacy of the 21st Century
Brought to you by the Educause Quarterly, 2006.

Curriculum Teaches Digital Literacy and Citizenship
Brought to you by CNET, April 2010.


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