Monthly Archives: April 2012

YSA Names Net Literacy to International “Top 25 List”

Net Literacy’s accomplishments were recognized by the YSA (Youth Service as Power) as one of “the 25 most power and influential” programs in the world because “service is power.” The YSA List recognizes those around the world that have made significant, large-scale change in five categories – Health, Education, Human Service, Human Rights, and the Environment. The first YSA List was unveiled April 20, 2012, as part of Global Youth Service Day celebrations. Founded and coordinated by YSA, Global Youth …
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Net Literacy Lesson Plans – E-mail

Email Email – it’s convenient, free and easy.  Today, it is the most rapidly growing means of communication.  This is a basic introduction to email and we use a conversational non-technical style to explain how to use it.  We chose Google’s Gmail email as the email to demonstrate for this class since it’s easy to use and integrates into other programs that we recommend. What is E-mail? Email is an electronic way to send or retrieve personal and/or business-related messages, …
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Net Literacy Training Manual – Basic Internet Skills

  Basic Internet Skills The Internet might seem intimidating at first – a vast global communications network with billions of webpages.  But in this lesson, we simplify and explain the basics about the Internet using a conversational non- technical style to make it understandable, useful, and enjoyable.   There’s no reason to be left out! What the Internet is: The Internet, the web, cyberspace, and the ‘net are all terms that generally mean the same thing, in this case, we will call …
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Net Literacy Training Manual – Basic Computer Skills

Basic Computer Skills We use a conversational and non-technical way to introduce the introductory skills that you will need to develop in order to become comfortable with accessing and using computer programs.  We will concentrate on the skills that will apply to many commonly used programs.  Topics to be covered include: Hardware Basics, Windows Basics, and working with text. Basic Computer Components Computers come in different shapes and sizes. However, there are several parts on a computer that are universal …
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Lilly Endowment Funds Net Literacy for a Seventh Year!

Net Literacy is grateful for Lilly Endowment’s continuing support of our student empowered programs. This summer, funding will be used to support two initiatives. First, we will repurpose more than 1,000 to 1,500 computers that will be donated to the Indiana State Library, schools, families of students on free lunch programs without a computer at home, and other nonprofits so that they can build or expand computer labs. During the past three years, we have donated to libraries in rural …
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Spring Online: A Great Opportunity to bridge the Digital Divide!

Social housing providers are being urged to engage in “one of the nation’s biggest digital inclusion campaigns”. The Government-backed Spring Online with Silver Surfers’ Day – delivered by Digital Unite in partnership with UK Online Centres and Race Online 2012 – is one of the biggest campaigns each year to give older people and less confident users a taste of computers and the internet. The campaign – which has been going for 11 years – has helped more than 150,000 …
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