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Pathways

When you select a pathway, you will see a number of activities on a particular theme. Pathways allow you to develop a deeper understanding of a topic. You can work through the activities in your chosen pathway in any order.


Social networking pathway icon

Making the most of social networking

Find out how social networks can help you to make valuable contacts, keep up-to-date and present yourself effectively online.

Here are the activities making up this pathway.

The icon next to each activity helps you to identify the format used (e.g. video, activity, further reading).

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Social networking: is it for me?

Activity

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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Social networking: is it for me? (pdf)
Social networking: is it for me? (word)

Keeping up-to-date using online networking

Activity

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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Keeping up-to-date using online networking (pdf)
Keeping up-to-date using online networking (word)

Making the most of Twitter

Activity

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)
Making the most of Twitter (word)

How to write an effective tweet

Activity

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)
How to write an effective tweet (word)

Developing a good digital footprint

Activity

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)
Developing a good digital footprint (word)