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Being digital activities cover the skills we all need to be effective online. Activities are short and easy to follow.

You can choose relevant activities by:

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Creating

Developing your ideas, evaluating and using online tools, writing for online spaces, working with others online, collaborative presentations.

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Communicating online

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Understanding the basics of effective online communication, or netiquette.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Communicating online (pdf)
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Developing a good digital footprint

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This activity explains what a digital footprint is, and provides guidance on how to check on and improve your own digital footprint.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Developing a good digital footprint (pdf)
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How to write an effective tweet

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Learn how to write an effective tweet and engage an audience on Twitter.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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How to write an effective tweet (pdf)
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Keeping up-to-date using online networking

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Learn how online networks can help you keep up-to-date and be able to select an appropriate network for your needs.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Making the most of Twitter

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How to make the most of Twitter for your purposes.

This activity will take you: 5 minutes

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Making the most of Twitter (pdf)
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My digital identity

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Be aware of who your audience is when posting in online spaces, and learn the basics of presenting yourself effectively.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Selecting a reference management tool

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An exploration of the features of online reference management tools, with tips on how to choose the right one.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Selecting a reference management tool (pdf)
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Selecting the right online tools

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An introduction to some of the online tools available with questions to ask when choosing the right one.

This activity will take you: 5 minutes

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Selecting the right online tools (pdf)
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Self-assessment: Creating information

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A questionnaire to help your skills in creating information online, including writing for different audiences and sharing documents.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Self-assessment: Creating information (pdf)
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Self-assessment: Understanding digital practices

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A questionnaire to help you assess how familiar and confident you are with digital tools and online environments.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Self-assessment: Understanding digital practices (pdf)
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Social networking: is it for me?

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An introduction to the different types of social networking sites, including how to stay safe and secure when using them.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Writing online

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Tips on communicating effectively when writing online.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Writing online (pdf)
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