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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...

What kind of digital hoarder are you? Study identifies 4 distinct types
Unlike conventional hoarding, which presents tangible problems such as interfering with physical spaces, digital hoarding is more difficult to detect. However, despite the abstract nature of digita...
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Study tips for online courses. Many are the same as for any course format but are especially important for online learning where you need to be self directed.
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10 ways to motivate yourself to study | UCL News - UCL – University College London
generate that motivation you could try some of the following:Visualise yourself startingMake yourself sit down and work even if this is for just 20 minutes. See starting as a parallel process like...
13 Ways to Develop Self-Directed Learning and Learn Faster
Self-directed learning, at its core, is taking learning into your own hands and growing from it. It’s a technique that’s drastically different from what’s taught in most schools. In other wor...
5 Marie Kondo Organizing Tips We Still Swear By
according to the KonMari method, if you follow the steps and declutter your space, you’ll never have to do it again. But even if you’re not ready to take on that challenge, the Marie Kondo way...


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...

Why Should I Use DuckDuckGo Instead of Google?
Each time you search on DuckDuckGo, it’s as if you’ve never been there before. We simply don’t store anything that can tie your searches to you personally, or even tie them together into a se...
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.
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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...

Why Should I Use DuckDuckGo Instead of Google?
Each time you search on DuckDuckGo, it’s as if you’ve never been there before. We simply don’t store anything that can tie your sea...
Zoom security issues: Here's everything that's gone wrong (so far) | Tom's Guide
Zoom is still safe to use in most casesZoom security tips-- Join Zoom meetings through your web browser rather than using the Zoom deskto...
Block ads at home using Pi-hole and a Raspberry Pi - Raspberry Pi
Pi-hole is a network-wide ad blocker. Instead of installing adblockers on every device and every browser, you can install Pi-hole once on...
"Be Cyber Smart" Theme for Cyber Security Month.html
practice caution and skepticism until online security becomes second nature, just like driving.We’ll give you the details in this week...
What Security Software Do You Recommend? Basic Protection in Four Steps - Ask Leo!
"What security software should I use? What anti-virus is best? How about a firewall? And what about spyware? Should I use one of the...
How to Get an Anonymous Virtual Phone Number
It can be annoying (or even dangerous) to give out your phone number to people you don't know. But most websites asks for a number wh...
Have I Been Pwned: Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach
"provides a service to the public. Data breaches are rampant and many people don't appreciate the scale or frequency with which...
How to delete yourself from the internet - CNET
Unfortunately, you can never remove yourself completely from the internet, but there are ways to minimize your online footprint, which wo...
Electronic Frontier Foundation | Defending your rights in the digital world
protecting your privacy and all free speech on the internet. The organization has been fighting for digital rights of all types since 199...
Maintaining privacy online in an ever-changing — and somewhat Orwellian— landscape | by Alex Goodger | Medium
a primer on how to achieve a good level of privacy online with minimal configuration.These methods should also allow respectable advertis...
Tips to support safe behaviour online
Key messageStaying safe online requires range of skills and attributes from technical knowledge to critical thinking and empathy. These 5...
www.downes.ca – Blacklight Search Results – The Markup
This is a simple service that takes the URL of a website as input and lets you know what services are tracking visitors. It looks for tra...
Free Internet Safety Tutorial at GCFGlobal
Internet SafetyStaying safe online is essential in today's world. Use these Internet safety tips to keep yourself and your loved ones...
Computer Basics: Protecting Your Computer - YouTube
There are many different online threats that you need to be aware of. In this video, we're going to show you some of these threats an...


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...

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...
10 Life Changing Tips for Successful And Happy Life
Things go sometimes wrong, as they are meant to be. It is the attitude of the individual, how to overcome the circumstances and taking th...
4 Creative Ways to Use the Engineering Design Process as a Problem-Solving Tool
five-step engineering design process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve. Did you know you can apply this problem-solving tool to p...
The lazy person's guide to saving the world - United Nations Sustainable Development
"Change starts with you. Seriously. Every human on earth—even the most indifferent, laziest person among us—is part of the solut...
Seeing The Invisible: Adaptability and the Future of Work - YouTube
Change is inevitable, yet so many people and businesses used to avoid it or ignore it at all costs.That’s because the system was broken...
The Connection Between NASA and Habits – Cheslow Achievement Group
Although they experienced physical symptoms of anxiety and stress initially – elevated blood pressure, respiration and other vital sign...
Home - Solve It For Kids - Podcast
Highly recommended for listeners of all ages who have an interest in STEAM - the podcast is also perfect for science and STEM teachers lo...
What good interview questions are actually trying to discover | Seth's Blog
the only question they're really focusing on is, "will she fit in around here?"How long are you willing to keep pushing on...
NASA’s Mars Helicopter Q&A with Project Manager MiMi Aung
Project Manager Mimi Aung answers #AskNASA questions about NASA's newly named Mars helicopter -- Ingenuity. Ingenuity will be the fir...
Five Golden Rules for Successful Goal Setting - from MindTools.com
To make sure your goal is motivating, write down why it's valuable and important to you. Goal setting is a process that starts with c...


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...

Thiel Foundation Announces 2020 Thiel Fellows | Business Wire
The Thiel Foundation today named 24 people into the 2020 class of Thiel Fellows. The Fellowship program, which launched in 2011, encourag...
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…1. Create your own...
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...
SMART Goals: Definition and Examples | Indeed.com
When you set an objective for yourself, you should include each step necessary for success. To help, you can use a framework called SMART...
25 Ways to Be More Creative | Inc.com
everyone can be more creative just by taking eight incremental steps, but not necessarily in linear order. His path to creativity is more...
8 Rules to Do Everything Better
There is nothing fancy about any of these principles, though they do work best when all are applied together. Build them into your life a...
A Brief History of SMART Goals
the most well-known goal-setting technique is SMART. The acronym encourages us to make goals specific, measurable, agreed-upon (some peop...
Ten ways to encourage creative thinking | Marketing Donut
Make time for new ideasAllocate time for thinking about different approaches. For example: set aside time for brainstorming; hold r...


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...

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...
How to Use the STAR Interview Response Technique | Indeed.com
The STAR interview method is a technique you can use to prepare for behavioral and situational interview questions. STAR stands for: situ...
Tuckman (forming, norming, storming, performing) | Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
influential models for group formation. Based on his observations of group behaviour in different settings and on literature study, he ca...
What Is The Best Way to Collaborate Online? - TimeCamp
Advertising. Good information. there are certain universal practices and tools which work for everyone. Why? Because they can be adjusted...
Online Discussions: Tips for Students | Centre for Teaching Excellence | University of Waterloo
Online discussions can help you prepare for class, learn discussion skills, practice your writing skills, and learn from others. To be su...
Wanna Work Together? - YouTube
This video pays tribute to the people around the world using CC licenses to build a better, more vibrant creative culture. nonprofit orga...
Tips for studying online and at home for university students | Times Higher Education (THE)
Coordinate group chats There are a number of online tools such as Skype or Zoom that you can download for free and enable you to coordina...
Webmaker/WebLiteracyMap/Building - MozillaWiki
"Composing for the WebCreating and curating content for the Web Inserting hyperlinks into a web page Identifying and using HTM...
Free Technology for Teachers: Facts v. Opinions - A New Common Craft Lesson
Facts and Opinions Explained by Common Craft uses examples of print journalists and television commentators ti help viewers understand wh...
3 ways that people are digitally evil | Daily-Ink by David Truss
It can also be used for evil.Now, to be honest, I don’t see this very often because I don’t look for it. I see a whole lot of good in...
Guide to Internal Communication, the Basecamp Way
If you want an answer, you have to ask a question. People typically have a lot to say, but they'll volunteer little. Automatic questi...
Newbie's guide to Twitter - CNET
Twitter is an interesting and practical real-time messaging system for groups and friends. It's just not completely obvious how to ge...
Wikimedia Commons
a database of 26,492,055 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute Browsing? Please use the search box at the top of this...




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