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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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CamStudio- Free Screen Capture Technology
From the web site: "CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)" Note: Tutor/Mentor Connection has used this to create videos explaining information we share.

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Caxy, Inc - web design and development
From the web site: "Caxy Interactive is a web design and development firm in Chicago specializing in User Experience and Agile-driven software and technology development. We love helping clients break new ground, find new customers, and engage the ones they already have in unexpected ways."

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Center for Neighborhood Technology
From the web site: "The Center for Neighborhood Technology is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization committed to improving urban economies and environments across the United States. We do this through innovation and by researching and analyzing urban problems, testing and promoting economically efficient and environmentally sound solutions, and demonstrating the value of investing in sustainable solutions."

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Chicago Hack Night - meets weekly in Chicago
This Chicago group organizes a weekly event at the Merchandise Mart to build, share, and learn about civic tech. Visit the web site and see project list showing what many are working on and find links to other data user groups in Chicago.

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Civic Engagement in a Digital Age 2013 report
From the web site: "Social networking sites have grown more important in recent years as a venue for political involvement, learning, and debate. Overall, 39% of all American adults took part in some sort of political activity on a social networking site during the 2012 campaign. This means that more Americans are now politically active on social networking sites (SNS) than used them at all as recently as the 2008 election campaign. At that point, 26% of the population used a social networking site of any kind."Read the full report from the Pew Internet web site.

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Cluetrain Manifesto
The Cluetrain Manifesto was first published in the late 90's, providing a vision of a world connected by the Internet. Opening statement read, "People of the earth...a powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed." See this and more at Cluetrain.

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Community Technology Tools - Wiki List of Brian G. Dowling
Brian's been keeping a list of useful technology on his wiki. Take some time to brows the list and see if any will be useful t you in your work.

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Connect Chicago - World Business Chicago
From the web site: Connect Chicago will expand proven community technology programs that promote digital skills and online engagement, cultivating a rich digital ecosystem for residents and small businesses."

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Connecting Technologies to Citizenship - UIC Forum White paper
This is a white paper by Jane E. Fountain, National Center for Digital Government, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, which was submitted as part of the 2013 UIC Forum. In the introduction the author writes "Among the key topics addressed in this white paper are the following: First, what is the state of connection between citizen and governments? Second, how does technology change and influence core elements of city government from the nature of governance itself to the challenges of service delivery to prospects for political participation and deepening citizenship? Third, and last, how are government services and information." Included is a list of civic technology innovations that could be adopted in many cities. providers, brokers and decision makers in city government taking advantage of appropriate technologies to better meet citizen needs and demands? "

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Course Sites by Blackboard
From the web site: "CourseSites is a free, hosted online course creation and facilitation service that empowers individual K–12 teachers, college and university instructors and community educators to add a web–based component to their courses, or even host an entire course on the Internet. You even choose your own URL, so students can find your page easily."

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Dash of Color - add color to photos
From the web site: "Dash of Color FREE lets you give an extra boost of color to any photo that could benefit from that "something extra". Giving each shot its own special artistic "kick" and individual feel, this simple and fun to use app brings back the joy of finger painting as you transform black and white pics into dramatic works of art."

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Data Analysis and Visualization Made Easier - 2012 article
This article on the MIT Technology Review describes a service names Wolfram Alpha. It says "users of a premium version to upload their own data to have Wolfram Alpha chart, visualize, and analyze it. The tools could appeal to those who feel swamped by spreadsheets, numbers, and lists, claims Stephen Wolfram, founder of the company behind the site, Wolfram Research." Find more recent articles like this on the MIT web site."

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DataMade, a civic technology company in Chicago
From the web site: "DataMade was born out of Chicago's Open Government community. In 2011, we started working on civic technology as volunteers of Open City. At nights and over weekends, we've helped make Chicago Lobbyists, Clear Streets, and Second City Zoning." DataMade is also a founder and host of the weekly ChicagoHackNight.

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Digital Artifact Tools - compiled through ETMOOC 2013
The Gather with Purpose blog has created an extensive list of tools that can be used for digital story telling and digital learning.

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Digital Cameras - Everything you Want to Know
From the web site: "For many consumers, though, the range of choices in today's camera market is so large that making an informed decision about what camera to buy is often difficult. Combine that with the impact of having to learn new terminology and new technology and moving to digital photography can look like a daunting task." This page is intended to give you some resources to help you make informed choices both before and after you buy a camera.

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Digital Excellence Initiative - City of Chicago
This Digital Excellence website provides up-to-date information about the City’s digital excellence efforts, programs, and projects and is a gateway for residents, businesses, community organizations, and educational institutions to come together and collaborate to make Chicago a global technology leader.

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Digital Story Telling Resources and Scratch Animation
This blog article points to several applications that can be used to create digital stories.

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Doodle - eliminates the chaos of scheduling
From the web site: "Doodle radically simplifies the process of scheduling events, whether they’re board or team meetings, dinners with friends, reunions, weekend trips, or anything else."

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Education Technology Tools - Bucket List - 2013 article
On this 2013 blog article, David Kapuler has an extensive list of education technology tools.

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Feedly - RSS Reader
This site helps you aggregate articles and videos from various sources all on one page.
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Flipsnack - online flipping book software
From the web site: "FlipSnack is an online flipping book software that allows you to convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications." Getting started is Free.

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FOSS - Free Open Source Software
View this wiki to learn more about FOSS and ways non profits and small organizations might benefit from using it.

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FotoJet - Turn your photos into art (free)
FotoJet offers "an all-in-one free online tool for photo editing, graphic design and photo collages." Check it out.

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Free Geek Chicago
FreeGeek Chicago is a not-for-profit community organization that recycles used computers and parts to provide functional computers, education, internet access and job skills training to those who want them.

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Free Software Movement - GNU System
From the web site: "The GNU operating system is the Unix-like operating system, which is entirely free software, that we in the GNU Project have developed since 1984. The GNU system contains all of the official GNU software packages (which are listed below), and also includes much non-GNU free software, such as the X Window System. Also, the GNU system is not a single static set of programs; users and distributors may select different packages according to their needs and desires. The result is still a variant of the GNU system."

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