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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Chicago City of Learning - open to all Chicago youth
From the web site: "The first effort of its kind to take place in a major city in the United States, Chicago City of Learning (CCOL) is a groundbreaking initiative that joins together learning opportunities for young people in a way that allows them to think about, pursue, and develop their interests. CCOL breaks down the false barriers between learning that happens in school and learning that happens outside of school. Through CCOL young people can take new paths of discovery, explore the city's rich resources and find out what they can learn, make, do, and ultimately become.

CPS students already have accounts waiting for them! All they need to do is visit and enter their name and CPS ID# (located on report card or ID card) to claim the account. Those who are not CPS students should visit and click on SIGN UP to create an account."

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Chicago Public Libraries offer free homework help
Since September 2017 Chicago Public Library locations citywide offer the free, drop-in Teacher in the Library program for school aged kids. Live online tutoring is available on CPL's website through Brainfuse. Visit the web site to learn more.

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Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites - extensive library
From the web site: This is "The internet catalogue for students, teachers, administrators & parents. Over 20,000 relevant links personally selected by an educator/author with over 30 years of experience. "

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Educational Web Sites for Teachers - multiple subjects
Visit this site and you'll find a graphic showing 32 educational web sites, in eight categories. You'll find another link in the article, to a page with links to each of the sites shown. Take a look.

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Giant Learning Games from David L Hoyt Foundation
David L. Hoyt is the inventor of on-line strategic games like a word game called Word Winder. He has created a "giant" version of the game for classroom and group use. Take a look.

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Integrating United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Lesson Plans
From the web site: "This publication has a twofold aim – to help students learn a language creatively whilst at the same time raising awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through bringing together a range of innovative ideas for teaching creatively and addressing these key issues. The activities include enabling students to think creatively about sustainable food and food supplies, creating energy which does not harm the environment, and collaborating with other students globally to diminish the digital divide."

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Is freedom real or fake? - blog article
There are countless articles focusing on fake news, as a result of the 2016 US elections. Here's one that I value.

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Merlot II - Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Literacy
From the web site: "The MERLOT Community’s site includes tips for teaching, information about the peer-review process, and search capability specifically for subject-specific learning materials. Some of the relevant communities include the subject-specific portals, especially Instructional Technology, and academic support service portal such as Library and Information Services and Pedagogy."

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Resources for learning from home during COVID-19 school closures
This blog article offers a collection of learn at home resources for kids during the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond.

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Teaching Tolerance - apply in classroom, non-school program, home
From the web site: "Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. We provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. Our self-titled magazine is sent to 450,000 educators twice annually, and tens of thousands of educators use our free curricular kits. More than 5,000 schools participate in our annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day program."

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This Political Moment: Resources for Educators in the Trump Era
This article is a comprehensive resource for educators, youth program leaders, volunteers and parents.

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Tips for Doing Student Research on the Internet
This Internet research guide for students is provided by a company named allconnect. The introductory page provides this information:

"The Internet is crowded! It's brimming with all kind of information and resources. With so many choices online, it can be tricky to narrow down what you're looking for.

But, with the right tips and tricks, you'll learn how to responsibly navigate the internet and give credit to your sources when doing research.

Read through our student internet research guide for ways to search smart, check for credible sources and cite your sources." Looks like a good resource. Take a look.

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Unleash a Child's Potential -
From the web site: "Help a child reach their full potential by doing the things that matter to them. Develop their strengths and interests at home and school." Sections for parents, students, educators and business.

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Web Literacy Teaching Activities - from Mozilla Foundation
Tutors, mentors, teachers, parents, etc. from anywhere can use these teaching activities to help youth (and adults) build web literacy.

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65 Ideas for class blog posts (can be used in tutor/mentor programs)
This is just one set of teaching/learning ideas available on this EdTech web site. Assign a volunteer (adult or student) to browse these sites and then share what they learn with other volunteers, students and teachers in your network.

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Annenberg Media Contains extensive teacher aids
This site can be a valuable learning resource for youth if adult mentors or parents are able to help them figure what materials on the site are most useful to them. It includes subject matter for K-college in all subject areas.

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From the web site: "BrainPOP was founded in 1999 by Dr. Avraham Kadar as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients. Today, we’re a trusted learning resource supporting core and supplemental subjects, reaching millions of learners worldwide.

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Busy - free printable materials for teachers provides over 16,000 free printable materials for teachers, including worksheets, detailed lesson plans and in-depth articles.

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Common Sense Media - resource for youth, parents, educators, mentors,
From the web site: "Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. We exist because our nation's children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development . As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume."

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Dictionaries, Encyclopedias - Reference Materials
This is a sub section of the Tutor/Mentor Connection library with links to on-line dictionaries and encyclopedias that students and volunteers should learn to use and can access at any time.

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Ed Tech Ideas & Strategies from Teaching4Tomorrow blog
This blog is part of a larger resource site for educators. Take a look.

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Educators' Learning Library - TESOL
This site uses RSS feeds to pull in ideas from throughout the internet that can be used in teaching and learning. For a tutor/mentor program to use this effectively one or two volunteers/students will need to spend time browsing the site to find interesting information, which they then can share in group workshops, volunteer coaching, etc.

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Edutopia - George Lucas Educational Foundation
From the web site: "Our Foundation is dedicated to transforming K-12 education so that all students can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. Founded by innovative and award-winning filmmaker George Lucas in 1991, we take a strategic approach to improving K-12 education through two distinct areas of focus: Edutopia and Lucas Education Research."

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ePortfolios and other ideas
This site offers ideas for e-portfolios. "The VITAE e-portfolio – a catalyst for enhanced learning," offers ideas that leaders and volunteers in tutor/mentor programs might incorporate into their own work with inner city youth. Build your own understanding of what a portfolio is and how it can be used to build a history and resume of what a youth accomplishes and learns. If you're applying this in your own program please add a link to this web site to show how you're doing this.

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Example of ePortfolio from Bhavnagar University
This site shows how student work is collected and shared on-line. The site introduction says "This site is run by Department of English, Bhavnagar University. The site is curated by Dr. Dilip Barad with specific purpose to organise projects submitted by the students. On this site you will find all the Google Sites submitted by students as a part of the partial fulfilment of continuous internal assessment. The students were supposed to have blogs for assignments, for presentations and accounts for videos of their presentations."

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