INFORMATION LITERACY & RESEARCH SKILLS – Learning & Teaching Resources

TRAILS: Tools for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills

This FREE knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th grade standards. It was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for school librarians and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students. 

K-12 Chart Maker

Using this tool created by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics (BLS), you can make your own chart in a few steps. Try it with your own data (perhaps you can plot how many hours you spent watching TV every day this week), or try charting something found on the BLS website.

DIGITAL LITERACY / BASIC COMPUTER & SKILLS – Learning & Teaching Resources

Google Applied Digital Skills Curriculum

Teach and learn practical digital skills using a free project-based video curriculum.

Northstar Digital Literacy Project

This site defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in ten main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy.

INFORMATIONAL TECHNOLOGY / COMPUTER SCIENCE – Learning & Teaching Resources

Microsoft Virtual Academy

This site provides free online training by world-class experts to help you build your technical skills and advance your career. Make it your destination of choice to get started on the latest Microsoft technologies and join this vibrant community.

Cyber Aces, Cyber Security Basics

This site provides an overveiw of operating systems, networking, and systems admiinistration.

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS (IRC)

Some industry recognized credentials (IRC’s) are valued by industry / employers more than others. For more information, please access the Industry Recognized Credentials (IRC) page.