Learning Links of Interest

The internet provides a wealth of online resources exist for both teaching and learning. Below are some favorites—keep checking back as this list is bound to grow.  You can also connect with us on delicious, the online bookmarking site you can access anywhere.

General Digital Literacy Sites
gcflearnfree.org
digitalliteracy.gov/content/educator
uwec.edu/Help/archive.htm
techskillshelp.iflsweb.org/node/12
skillfulsenior.com/index.php
learn.linkedin.com/training

Job Search Sites
jobcenterofwisconsin.com
wiscjobs.state.wi.us
leadertelegram.com
jobsinmenomonie.com
wisconsinjobcenter.org
Indeed.com
LinkedIn.com/jobs
simplyhired.com
onetonline.org
myjobscout.org

E-commerce Sites
srdc.msstate.edu/ecommerce/curricula/connecting_communities
etsy.com

Internet Safety
onguardonline.gov
lib.unc.edu/cws/tutorials/web
ikeepsafe.org
cybersmartcurriculum.org/cyberbullying/nsba
optimist.org/e/member/internetsafety1.cfm
microsoft.com/security/default.aspxonguardonline.gov/features/feature-0002-featured-info-parents
commonsensemedia.org/advice-for-parents
makeuseof.com
itsecurity.wi.gov/section_detail.asp?linkcatid=2909&linkid=1500&locid=89
netsmartz.org/Parents
pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/resources/parents
atg.wa.gov/InternetSafety.aspx#.UKUS0eRfB2A

Computer Maintenance
Peter Greene, Wisconsin Public Radio monthly talk show guest shares expertise and ideas for computer maintenance and safety
onguardonline.gov
stopthinkconnect.org/campaigns/keep-a-clean-machine

Mouse Exercises
seniornet.org/howto/mouseexercises/mousepractice.html (very beginners)
pbclibrary.org/mousing/games.htm (a bit more advanced)
monroe.lib.mi.us/computer_classes/mouse_exercise/mouse_exercise_12.htm
pbclibrary.org/mousing/intro.htm

Keyboard Exercises
adamfrost.net/elearningMaterials/keyboardSkills1/keyboardSkills1.html
gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics
sense-lang.org/typing/tutor/keyboarding.php

Teaching Resources, Handouts, and Quick Reference Cards
commonsensemedia.org
lib.unc.edu/cws/handouts
customguide.com/computer-training/quick-references
digitalliteracy.gov

Reputable Game Sites
AOL Games: new.games.com
Yahoo Games: games.yahoo.com
MSN Games: zone.msn.com

Parent Internet Safety Resources

Parental Controls

windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/parental-controls
windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/family-safety
www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/#parentalcontrols
support.apple.com/kb/HT4213
support.apple.com/kb/ht1904
thenextweb.com/apps/2013/08/21/childs-play-how-androids-restricted-profiles-stacks-against-ios-parental-controls
att.net/smartcontrols-IncreaseSafety
yourguide.vzw.com/collection/mobile-technology-tips-for-parents

Articles and other Resources

Kahn Academy: A library of online content (videos, tutorials, assessments etc.) that teach concepts in math, chemistry, physics, history, finance etc. These resources are available to anyone with computer access: khanacademy.org

Gcflearnfree.org: Free online tutorials from computer basics, iPad use and social media, this website offers good, up-todate information for many different levels of computer users. gcflearnfree.org/computers

Edudemic information for teachers,  students, and parents features many tools, tips, articles, visuals, and content from many world-wide authors with a focus on connecting teachers, administrators, students, and just about anyone with the “best technology on the planet.” edudemic.com

Online Articles for Parents:

11 Social Media Apps Teens are Using
nbcnews.com/technology/moms-you-oughta-know-11-social-media-apps-teens-are-6C10833314

The Parent Trap
makeuseof.com/tag/family-friendly-rules-technology-home/utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=2012-09-17

Talk Tips
tc.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/resources/parents/tips.pdf

Media Fast: A time for self-reflection and growth
tc.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/resources/parents/mediafast.pdf

Cell phone contracts
cyberbullying.us/cyberbullying_cell_phone_contract.pdf
tweenparenting.about.com/od/tweenculture/a/Parent-Child-Cell-Phone-Contracts.htm

Safety tips for mobile devices
stopthinkconnect.org/tips-and-advice/safety-for-mobile-devices

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