Resources

National Education and Training Resources

Center for News Literacy

The Center for News Literacy, a program of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, offers curriculum materials, lesson plans and other resources.

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Chicago Public Schools Digital Media Toolkit

These tools are designed for Chicago Public Schools principals, staff, and community.

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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media offers online K-12 curriculum training in digital literacy and citizenship for educators and parents, as well as other programs.

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Cyberwise

Cyberwise helps parents and educators understand digital citizenship, online safety, online privacy, and reputation management, so they can help kids embrace technology safely and wisely.

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Digital Citizenship Utah

DigCitUtah facilitates conversation and collaboration around the opportunities and challenges of raising children in a digital world.

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DigitalLiteracy.gov

This digital literacy portal is a federal initiative that serves as a resource for digital literacy practitioners, and encourages educators to share resources.

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Goodwill Community Foundation

GCFLearnFree.org is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina, and features online learning opportunities for individuals looking to improve their technology, literacy and math skills. Goodwill digital literacy programs emphasize educational and job training.

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Grovo

Grovo offers brief video lessons on a range of Internet-based and mobile-based applications. The responsive site allows registered users to indicate which online tools they use most.

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iCivics

iCivics provides information about government, elections, the legal system, foreign policy, citizenship and other topics, offering educational resources and games used in classrooms in all 50 states.

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MediaSmarts

MediaSmarts, managed by Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy, offers educational resources in digital and media literacy.

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News-O-Matic

News-O-Matic offers children aged 7 to 11 their first daily newspaper — an interactive experience filled with news about science, sports, current events and wacky stuff.

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Newsela

Newsela uses news stories to offer an innovative way to build reading comprehension.

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Northstar Digital Literacy Project

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project contains tutorials to help users assess their basic digital literacy skills. The tutorials (or modules) are broken into five sections and tests users on: basic computer use, World Wide Web, Windows 7, OS X, using […]

Low-Cost Internet Access

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Charlotte Hearts Gigabit

Charlotte Hearts Gigabit is a grassroots team of entrepreneurs and tech geeks whose mission is to advocate for a residential Gigabit Internet infrastructure in Charlotte. The group provides progress updates to the community, encourages collaboration and digital inclusion, and fosters entrepreneurship […]

EveryoneOn

BASIC INTERNET As low as $10 per month EQUIPMENT As low as $69.99 DATA Starting at 1.2GB 4G data/month; speed slows if exceeded.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Education and Training Resources

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system offers instruction in literacy, computer skills and technology at its countywide labs. Classes are free and open to the public. You can search the library website for classes, events and lab locations, and find services […]

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Code for Charlotte

Code for Charlotte is a brigade of the national non-profit Code for America. Both organizations are dedicated to raising awareness and demonstrating the value of open data, open source, and open government.

Goodwill of Southern Piedmont

Goodwill provides Occupational Skills Training (OST), and most courses result in certification. Individuals aged 13 and up can register for courses online or in person. Our programs accommodate a wide range of individuals including those who are hearing-impaired, need interpreting services (sign […]

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Mecklenburg County MeckConnect.org

Mecklenburg County invites citizens to share their ideas and voice their opinions through its on-line portal. Through MeckConnect, the county hopes to create a better place to live, work and recreate, and offers countless opportunities to get involved and make […]

Urban League of Central Carolinas

Urban League’s mission is to empower the community to attain financial stability and social justice in a global economy through education, training and placement. Our vision is to inspire the community to attain socioeconomic and educational inclusion for a global economy.  Our learning […]

STEM Resources

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Code.org

Code.org is focused on growing education in computer programming. Its website offers resources, tools, and a database of places to learn how to program. It’s easier to learn than you think.

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Codeacademy

Codeacademy provides free training, focus on coding for interactivity. These are advanced digital tools made easy, but mostly of interest to people looking to build interactive websites and apps.

Digi-Bridge

Digi-Bridge’s educational classes are geared toward children aged 5 to 12. Our classes are comprised of K-8 programming, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) and 21st century skills. Schools frequently use these classes to go beyond basic computer skills, including […]

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy provides free lessons and tutorials in mathematics, economics, science, and other subjects.

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Learning to Code

An information graphic that summarizes computer languages, from the web hosting service WhoIsHostingThis.com.

Low-Cost Device Resources

E2D – Eliminate the Digital Divide

E2D’s mission is to end the digital divide by equipping all economically disadvantaged students and families in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools with at-home access to computers, digital broadband, and the digital literacy training necessary to immediately stimulate academic and professional success. E2D also […]

Kramden Institute

Kramden’s mission is to provide technology tools and training to bridge the digital divide and to inspire students to succeed, by teaching and by awarding computers to students and families without a computer in their home. Kramden has awarded more than 22,500 […]

The GRID

At The GRID: Powered by Goodwill, you’ll find just about anything that relates to computers, technology and gaming—at Goodwill prices. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise help fund Goodwill’s job training and employment services in our community.