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Computer literacy -- Study and teaching

View Resource TILT (Texas Information Literacy Tutorial)

Developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office at the University of Texas at Austin, this site introduces undergraduate students to basic research sources and skills. TILT is essentially an interactive tutorial organized in three modules (selecting, searching, and evaluating) which may be completed in any order. Before beginning the tutorial, users select one of six "current Internet issues"...
View Resource Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101

Jan Smith developed this website (available in both English and Spanish) to provide lessons in computer basics for use at home or in the classroom. The Computer Basics section explains "a lot of the techno-babble that you hear about computers" so that you can "follow along as computer technology becomes more and more important in our world." Other lessons move on to Computer Types, Applications,...
View Resource Cornell University: Digital Literacy Resource

What does it mean to be digitally literate? In short, it is the ability to find, use, share, and create content online. In this age of all things digital, this site from Cornell University is essential; it includes research tips for students, videos from Cornell professors on digital literacy, and a wide range of other materials. The Top Questions area is a great place to look over thoughtful...

View Resource MediaSmarts: Teacher Resources

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit that focuses its efforts on digital and media literacy, hoping to help "children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens." The Teacher Resources section is packed with lesson plans, activities, and other resources for teachers who would like to help their students understand digital technology...