Digital Literacy

Website Reviews: Digitalpromise.org

Digital Promise - Accelerating Innovation in Education is an independent, bipartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to focusing private sector digital technology innovation to transform public schools. Given scarce public education resources and seemingly limited opportunities to collaborate, Digital Promise stands poised as a facilitator of action. By using the site as a platform for their accomplishments -- displaying examples of innovation, and showcasing models that other schools and business people can follow -- Digital Promise shows their value to potential donors and collaborators. The question, though, is how well a site that showcases accomplishments actually encourages further participation.

Website Reviews: How the Ready to Learn Grant is Educating America Through PBS programming

A partnership initiative with the U.S. Congress and PBS Kids has built a substantial library of interactive education tools for children. This digital educational program offers guides and materials to augment the education of preschool age to 8 year old children. The easily navigable site provides tabs that are organized by subject area of education and the educational process.

Mobile Government Apps for Librarian: Resources and Additional Information

Handout to accompany "An Introduction to Mobile Government Apps (mgov) for Librarians", webinar given by Isabelle Fetherston and Nancy Fredericks of the Pasco County Library System (Florida). The archive of this webinar is available here.

User Name & Password Cards (Florida)

Printable sheet of wallet-sized cards for patrons to keep track of usernames & passwords. Created by Jeremy Mattocks - Literacy AmeriCorps

Actions in E-Government - Programs, Fliers, Services (Florida)

This book was created as a collection of some of the programs & materials used for the LSTA funded Career Catalyst program at the Mandel Public Library (formerly known as the West Palm Beach Public Library). The project encompassed digital literacy, career development, E-Government services and next steps. Submitted by nortonj@mycitylibrary.org at the Mandel Public Library (formerly known as the West Palm Beach Public Library)

Windows Surface RT Quick Start Handout (Florida)

Handout created by Pasco County Library System to help patrons get started with using a Windows Surface RT tablet (version 8.1)

Nexus 10 Quick Start Handout (Florida)

Handout created by Pasco County Library System to help patrons get started with using a Nexus 10 tablet (Android version 4.3)

Mousercise (Florida)

Handout created by Pasco County Library System to help patrons become familiar with a computer keyboard and using a mouse

"Getting Started with Your Kindle Fire" Handout (Florida)

Handout created by the Pasco County Library System to help patrons get started with using a Kindle Fire tablet

Kindle Fire Quick Settings Handout (Florida)

Handout created by the Pasco County Library System to help patrons get started with using the "Quick Settings" feature on Kindle Fire tablets.

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