Learning literacies - Resources

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Use it - Technology Operations and Concepts

Learning

  • The 6-Step Guide To Becoming A Better Learner - Learning is about enriching our minds, honing our skills, and changing the way we see ourselves and the world. It improves our behavior and the way we think by expanding and challenging our understanding. All too often I met students who were waiting for learning to happen, waiting for the right teacher to teach in the right way. But waiting can easily be disguised as productive—it isn’t. There are practices you can engage in right now that puts you on the path of self-education.
  • Learning How to Learn - selected short videos produced by students. These videos talk about different strategies for learning.


Digital Citizenship

  • Digital Citizenship - “the self-monitored habits that sustain and improve the digital communities you enjoy or depend on.”
  • The Definition Of Digital Citizenship - student-friendly approach by defining digital citizenship in terms of its actions and habits: using, sifting, mastering, creating–the literal actions that ultimately define the tone of a student’s interactions with their digital environments. graphic
  • 20 Basic Rules For Digital Citizenship - summary of appropriate online behavior in general, and for distance learning courses
  • Web Literacies - Exploring, Building, Connecting - weekly discussions - competency from each strand


Time management, Planning


Personal responsibility


Technology tips


Also see...

How to Learn Anything Faster
The first is the five minute rule. The idea is that if we want to do something and we're finding it difficult to start, the five minute rule tells us to just work on the thing for 5 minutes. Th...
3 Time Management Strategies to Boost Student Success
three tips that helped me learn to manage both my academics and my social life.Write it Down.An important step in staying organized is to have one place to log all your plans and homework. This can...
How to Prioritize Tasks and Do Only The Work That Matters | Process Street | Checklist, Workflow and SOP Software
former U.S President Dwight D. Eisenhower.In 1954, he said:“I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.” — E...
Multiply your time by asking 4 questions about the stuff on your to-do list |
time multipliers ask “What’s the most important thing I can do today that would make tomorrow better?”In other words, by thinking about how we use our time today, we can free up our hours in...
Using the SLIME Method for Setting New Year’s Resolutions
acronym SLIME as a way to think through my goals for the year. I could have easily gone with MILES and had something like, “How many MILES will I log?” but, let’s be real, slime is fun and st...


Find it - Research and Information Fluency

Effective people


Math matters


Listening, Note-taking


Search, evaluation, citation, plagiarism


Creative Commons, images, video

  • Creative Commons - a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Our free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice.
  • WikiMedia Commons - a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone
  • Flickr Creative Commons - Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.
  • A Shared Culture (video 3:20) - some of the leading thinkers behind Creative Commons describe how the organization is helping save the world from failed sharing through free tools that enable creators to easily make their work available to the public for legal sharing and remix.
  • Wanna Work Together? (video 3:00) - using Creative Commons (CC) licenses to build a better, more vibrant creative culture.


Also see...

Google Alternatives Guide: How (and Why) to Avoid Google
We’ve come up with a list containing some of the best ethical alternatives to popular Google-owned products. MetaGer states that it “protects against censorship by combining the results of mult...
FindSounds - Browse for sounds
Search the web for sounds and sound effects for free using FindSounds! To get started, type the name of a sound into the search box above OR click on a category of sound effects below.
...
10 Best Web Search Tricks Everyone Should Know
web search techniques that work with virtually any search engine, along with a few basic web search skills you need to have for truly successful web searches.You can use a mobile search engine to b...
How to Become a Search Ninja: Harnessing the True Power of Google - Part 1 | ZDNet
Can't find that ever-elusive result you've been searching for? Tired of thinking there's no way to find a result without wading through pages-upon-pages of results? Have you ever wanted...
iSEEK - Education
targeted search engine for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers.• Safe - Put your mind at ease with safe search technologies and editor-reviewed content• Authoritative - Search hu...
Refine web searches - Google Search Help
Refine image searchesOverall Advanced Search Go to Advanced Image Search. Use filters like region or file type to narrow your results. At the bottom, click Advanced Search.Refine web searc...
Webmaker/WebLiteracyMap/Exploring - MozillaWiki
"ExploringReading the WebNavigationUsing software tools to browse the Web Accessing the web using the common features of a browser Using hyperlinks to access a range of resources on the...


Protect it - Identity, Privacy and Copyright

Identity theft, privacy

  • PrivacyGrade Grading The Privacy Of Smartphone (Android) Apps from a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University. assigned privacy grades to Android apps based on some techniques developed to analyze to their privacy-related behaviors.
  • Twelve Really Useful Links You Need to Know to Stay Safe on the Internet - a collection of articles that will help you understand the tricks and tactics used by malware writers and that explain how to set up some powerful computer defenses.
  • You Can Create The Perfect Password. Here's How - useful tips for creating and keeping track of your passwords, to better protect your personal information online
  • *Passwords - comic illustrates the problems with rules for passwords
  • *11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints - Digital Footprint - the record or trail left by the things you do online. Your social media activity, the info on your personal website, your browsing history, your online subscriptions, any photo galleries and videos you’ve uploaded — essentially, anything on the Internet with your name on it.
  • *You're Being Watched - even if someone isn't trying to steal your identity, they still want to know everything about you so they can place advertising where you are likely to see it.
  • *Here's How Easily Someone Could Hack Into Your Life (Infographic) - If you're reading this, there's 69 percent chance you will become a victim of hacking at some point in your lifetime. And if you think protecting yourself is as easy as changing a couple passwords and installing some anti-virus software, you're 100 percent wrong.
  • SciFri 12jul podcast - With the NSA conducting surveillance on our data and Google scanning our email, how can we protect our personal information? Jon Xavier, digital producer at Silicon Valley Business Journal, discusses the services that you can use to make your information more secure and private.
  • Cloudsweeper email tools - Safeguarding your cloud based storage.] - tools to help users understand and control their risks online while also conducting research to better understand those risks at a systemic level.
  • *DuckDuckGo - Search anonymously. Find instantly. - search engine that does NOT save your search history and share it with the government.
  • Ghostery - user-friendly privacy tool to understand and control more than 1,800 trackers that are tracking them when they browse.
  • Steal this blog - "Oversharing might result in more risk and unintended consequence than on might think, especially in the long run. If you’re comfortable being a human homing beacon, that’s fine, we just want you to be fully aware of what that means and the potential risk it might involve."
  • Three types of online attack: Mikko Hypponen on TED.com - Cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen talks us through three types of online attack on our privacy and data — and only two are considered crimes.
  • Identity Theft Information - approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year, about $50 billion loss, approximately 7% of all adults have their identities misused, $3,500 losses each. each year 100 million personal identifying information placed at risk when government and corporate databases are lost or stolen.


Copyright, citation, plagiarism

  • Did I Plagiarize? - infographic
  • Can I Use That Picture? - infographic
  • Plagiarism: How to Avoid It (video 2:50) - good overview of plagiarism, what it is and how to avoid it.
  • Why It’s Time To Change How Students Cite Their Work - Without readily available sources to review, the audience cannot truly evaluate the validity of the project. They are left with what might be a beautiful and elegant project (the product) without knowing the sources used to construct it (the process).
  • Citing Sources - Finding the information for your research paper and determining whether that information fits what you need is just the first part of the process. Next, when you’re using this information in your own work, you’ll need to cite your sources to avoid plagiarism. Ethical standards require that you give credit to all published authors for their ideas.
  • Plagiarism - Most cases of plagiarism can be avoided by citing sources. Simply acknowledging that certain material has been borrowed and providing your audience with the information necessary to find that source is usually enough to prevent plagiarism.


Reading

  • DeAnza Student Success - Reading - resources, reading strategies, practice articles
  • Reading College Texts - preview, ask questions, read for details, review
  • Reading Skills - strategies for reading for college
  • How to do a Close Reading - developing a deep understanding and a precise interpretation of a literary passage that is based first and foremost on the words themselves. But a close reading does not stop there; rather, it embraces larger themes and ideas evoked and/or implied by the passage itself.


Social media, Twitter

  • Newbie's guide to Twitter - Twitter is an interesting and practical real-time messaging system for groups and friends. It's just not completely obvious how to get started.


Financial literacy


Also see...

Massive Losses Define Epidemic of ‘Pig Butchering’
U.S. state and federal investigators are being inundated with reports from people who’ve lost hundreds of thousands or millions of doll...
Proton - Your Online Privacy, by Default | Proton
"Secure email that protects your privacyKeep your conversations private. Proton Mail is an encrypted email service based in Switzerl...
One mistake you’re making with your email that hackers love
Delete your email attachments ASAPJust think about everything you’ve sent through your email. paperwork with sensitive information, lik...
10 of the best Gmail tips and tricks you should be using
Most people only use their email inbox to send and receive messages. There are a lot of secret tricks you can use to speed up your workfl...
So You Think You've Been Hacked?
Tell-Tale Signs You've Been HackedSometimes the best security software in the world can't protect you from yourself. If you click...
Why the heck are SSNs still treated as passwords in the US? | TechCrunch
a lot of systems in the U.S. are woefully poorly designed. To wit: This morning I called my bank and was asked for the last four digits o...
Why the heck are SSNs still treated as passwords in the US? – TechCrunch

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Digital Literacy 101: A Guidemap to Becoming a Data Citizen
Get proactive — help others with their digital skills and to protect their data online; join campaigns to improve our rights online. Re...
Check if a Website is Malicious/Scam or Safe/Legit | URLVoid
When you submit a website you can view its safety report, which includes names of blacklists used for scanning and a link to their respec...
Firefox Multi-Account Containers – Get this Extension for
Firefox Multi-Account Containers lets you keep parts of your online life separated into color-coded tabs. Cookies are separated by contai...
Is private browsing really private? Short answer: No
why using the feature may not guarantee complete privacy. The goal of private browsing is to prevent information from being automatically...
Digital ID tech is moving fast. #GoodID will ensure it doesn’t break things – TechCrunch
The Digital COVID Certificate is an example of a digital ID. Governments are increasingly adopting these technologies in order to solve a...
Time to Start Encrypting Your Email?
low-down on email encryption, and some free tools to help you send and receive secure emails... How To Encrypt Your Email MessagesUnencry...
7 Signs of Phishing to Watch For - Ask Leo!
A message received out of the blue with no prior context.A message containing no additional explanation for whatever you’re supposed to...


Solve it - Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

Problem solving, critical thinking, learning, dealing with failure


Asking questions

  • 8 Tips for Becoming a Better Questioner - Innovation starts with questioning. Here's a quick list of 8 things great questioners do that set them apart from everyone else.
  • 15 Things You Will Never Hear a Master Questioner Say (video 2:29)
  • *Learn by Asking Questions - Asking Questions May Be the Single Most Important Thing You Learn
  • Learning To Ask The Right Question - a six-step process for learning to formulate questions and take ownership of learning. The strategy can be used to set a fresh learning agenda for yourself, develop science experiments, create research projects, begin research on a teacher-assigned topic, prepare to write an essay, analyze a word problem, think more deeply about a challenging reading assignment, prepare an interview, or simply get “unstuck.” The four rules are: ask as many questions as you can; do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer any of the questions; write down every question exactly as it was stated; and change any statements into questions.


Mobile tools

  • 5 Apps To Help You Cope With Anxiety - there is an app from almost everything it seems.
  • BYOD Toolchest - created by a teacher, this list outlines mobile apps that students and teachers can use for just about everything related to teaching and learning.


Programming

  • Hour of Code - main page, video, link to tutorials. Learn to program by directing Angry Bird characters
  • Scratch - a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.


Tests and exams


Resumes, careers

Also see...

PZ's Thinking Routines Toolbox | Project Zero
This toolbox highlights Thinking Routines developed across a number of research projects at PZ. A thinking routine is a set of questions...
A simple guide to tailoring your résumé
a job posting is like a request for a proposal, and your résumé is the sales pitch. No good salesperson would send the same pitch to di...
Pico Iyer: The art of stillness | TED Talk
The place that travel writer Pico Iyer would most like to go? Nowhere. In a counterintuitive and lyrical meditation, Iyer takes a look at...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinhjohnson/2018/07/31/the-most-important-skill-for-21st-century-success/?sh=d8f809632c88
skills gap will grow every year unless they continue actively learning new skills and technologies.Once someone earns a reputation as a c...
Deep Work: The Complete Guide (Including a Step-by-Step Checklist)
deep work refers to:“Professional activity performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities...
Need to Make a Tough Decision? A Decision Matrix Can Help - Toggl Blog
Because a decision matrix helps you consider a variety of different factors, knowing exactly where to get started can feel challenging.Th...
What is a Decision Matrix? Pugh, Problem, or Selection Grid
A decision matrix evaluates and prioritizes a list of options and is a decision-making tool. The team first establishes a list of weighte...
Studying 101: Study Smarter Not Harder – Learning Center
Ideas for active studying include:Create a study guide by topic. Formulate questions and problems and write complete answers. Create your...
How to Focus When Studying: 20 Uncommonly Effective Tips - Daniel Wong
list of 20 tips and techniques to help you concentrate while studying. Do you find it hard to focus when you’re studying?
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What is metacognition? (Exploring the Metacognition Cycle) - YouTube
Video .. If you've ever felt that your efforts in learning don't reflect well on your tests . . you may need some "metacogni...
10 Best Ways to Study
the best 10 ways to study smarter and minimize stress when grappling with homework or preparing for important tests.Plan Your BreaksBelie...
Problem-Solving Skills: Definitions and Examples | Indeed.com
Problem-solving skills help you determine the source of a problem and find an effective solution. Although problem solving is often ident...
The Prison Break | Think Like A Coder, Ep 1 - YouTube
The adventure begins! Episode 1: Ethic awakens in a mysterious cell. Can she and robot Hedge solve the programming puzzles blocking their...
How to stay calm under pressure - Noa Kageyama and Pen-Pen Chen - YouTube
phenomenon known as “choking,” where despite months, even years, of practice, a person fails right when it matters most. Why does thi...


Make it - Creativity and Innovation

Active Learning

  • Web Literacy Map is part of Mozilla’s ongoing goal to create a generation of webmakers – those who can not only elegantly consume but also write and participate on the web.


Productivity


Presentation


Writing


Creativity, innovation

  • IDEO Values - 7 videos. IDEO is in the business of design and innovation, and their overall success is dependent on the overlaps between everyone’s skills.
  • Student Film Festival - 16 selections tell the story of exactly why it's so important that we make sure more classrooms have the kind of cutting-edge technology they promote.
  • How To Build Your Tribe - Finding ‘Your People’ - One of the most fundamental human needs is the need to belong.


Project management


Also see...

20 Apps to Make You More Productive | SCORE
"Project Management AppsYou may be a solopreneur, but you probably rely on outside contractors, freelancers and partners to help you...
3 Things That'll Make You a Master of Forming -- and Keeping -- Great Habits
simpler and easier way. The key to personal and professional change is the ability to set new, productive habits. The power of a well-for...
Home — WOOP my life
"WOOP is a science-based mental strategy that people can use to find and fulfill their wishes, set preferences, and change their hab...
Job Readiness
getting the job: gaining the skills and developing the strategies necessary to effectively search for employment, build a resume, and imp...
Creativity Skills: Definition, Tips and Examples | Indeed.com
There are several kinds of creative skills that you can practice to become more creative in the workplace. Used in combination, they can...
The 10 Creative Skills You Need to Learn for Success
Time and SpaceThe most important creative skill you can have is patience. You need to be patient in order for ideas to come and creativit...
5 Ways to Improve Your Creative Thinking | Top Universities
interesting recipes for innovation. Here are six ways to improve your own creative thinking and innovation skills…Practice dreamingThe...
What is a Timebox? | Agile Alliance
Timeboxes can be used at varying time scales. The “pomodoro technique” organizes personal work around 25-minute timeboxes. In a compl...
If You Want To Innovate, Learn These 9 Rules
there are many paths to innovation. Here are nine of them.Rule 1: Innovation Is Never A Single EventAlexander Fleming discovered penicill...
The Reuse Revolution is here - YouTube
For years, corporations and retailers have blamed each other for the plastic waste polluting our world. But it’s time for them to work...
Setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals: 7 Steps to Achieving Any Goal - WANDERLUST WORKER
Goal setting is an essential part of life. We all need goals in order to help illuminate the road to our hopes and our dreams. They help...
SMART criteria - Wikipedia
SMART is a mnemonic/acronym, giving criteria to guide in the setting of objectives, for example in project management, employee-performan...
Webmaker/WebLiteracyMap/Connecting - MozillaWiki
"CollaboratingCreating web resources with others Choosing a Web tool to use for a particular contribution/ collaboration Co-cr...
15 ways to design better and faster -
if you want to make progress and create breakthrough ideas, you need to deliberately jump out of your comfort zone and feed your mind wi...


Share it - Communication and Collaboration

Academic success

  • Career development - links to a number of articles about career development in the current job market. Many reference lifelong learning and the use of technology as key factors.
  • Online Colleges and E-Learning Excellence - A student's guide to online education, from getting started to graduation. Learn keys to success and important how-tos from today's leading distance learning experts.
  • The Learning Flow - a continuous steady stream of social micro-learning activities – accessible from the web and mobile devices
  • Academic Skills - short videos - time management, think like a professor,...
  • Academic Skill-Building - * Ten Secrets of University Success * University Time Management * Reading Skills for University * Note-taking at University * Preparing for Tests and Exams
  • Khan Academy - practice and level up your skills or choose from thousands of lessons to learn something new.


Peer review, feedback, constructive criticism

  • Peer Editing Guide - this guide will help you to make thoughtful comments about another student's work.


Openness, collaboration, sharing

  • Openness in education David Wiley proposes 4 R’s — Reuse, Redistribute, Revise, and Remix.
  • 10 Tips for Blended Work Environments - A distributed workforce is becoming much more mainstream in today’s economy. Control over path and pace is not just for online learners – it’s for companies now, too. When given flexibility over working location, team members thrive. Allowing team members to work in an environment that is most productive for them has yielded great results.
  • Why That Video Went Viral - “People build their online identities by sharing,” he said. “They want people to think of them a certain way.”
  • Six-Word Memoirs - a powerful tool to inspire conversation around a big idea, and a simple way for individuals to break the ice.


Health and wellness


Online volunteering, community service learning

  • Online volunteering - thousands (if not millions) of engaged citizens volunteer virtually — using their computers, the Internet, even cell phones.
  • Guide to Volunteer Opportunities Online - It has never been easier to volunteer, and it seems to be more popular than ever as people of all ages and abilities look for ways to improve their communities.
  • Volunteer Match - online as well as in person volunteering opportunities


Also see...

Engineering.com
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How to College: Preview - YouTube
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How Middle and High School Teachers Can Demystify College for First-Generation Students | Edutopia
have the tools—and the confidence—to develop supportive networks. Knowing how to do so will increase their access to resources in the...
7 Ways to Reduce Anxiety with Lifestyle Changes - Kresser Institute
anxiety is an important and useful emotion. Anxiety is our body’s natural, fight-or-flight response to real or perceived stress (fear,...
A Critical Thinking Strategy to Improve High School Students’ Note-Taking Skills | Edutopia
a graphic organizer with four quadrants labeled as follows: Weird, Interesting, Confusing, and Knew This Already/Kinda Like. Here is a co...
Media Literacy Fundamentals | MediaSmarts
To be engaged and critical media consumers, kids need to develop skills and habits of media literacy. These skills include being able to...
Writing Your Presentation | Demystifying Public Speaking by Lara Callender Hogan
narrative journey: Landscape: what exists. In my presentation, the landscape was “A lot of web pages load slowly.” Analysis: wh...
The Cornell Note Taking System – Learning Strategies Center
Cornell Note Taking System module you will: Examine your current note taking system Explore different note taking strategies (inclu...
Hard Skills vs Soft Skills - YouTube
(video 1:52) This video includes information on:• Hard skills, which include physical skills that are important to your job• Soft ski...
studylib.net - Essays, homework help, flashcards, research papers, book reports, and others
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Gratitude Journal: How To Start, Templates, Ideas, Tips & Guides – Intelligent Change
wait for the feeling to kick in before putting pen to paper. We try to visualize our gratitude and why it actually matters to us. This fe...
Don't post it! Six social media safety sins to say goodbye to - Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs
Even the most innocuous of things can cause trouble down the line, because everyone’s threat model is different. Unfortunately, people...
The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback
Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectivenes...
5 Writing Tips for Including Volunteer Experience on a Resume - All Together
82% of hiring managers are more likely to choose a candidate with volunteering experience. It’s explained by the fact that recruiters a...




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