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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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GCF Global Learning
From the web site: "For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free."

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Gephi - visualization platform
From the web site: "Gephi is the leading visualization and exploration software for all kinds of graphs and networks. Gephi is open-source and free. Runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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GitHub - a place to share code and collaborate on projects
From the site: "GitHub is supporting a community where more than 20 million people learn, share, and work together to build software."

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Global Internet Maps - Use in different countries shown
While some countries have very high internet access rates many others are still below 50%. This means the vast knowledge available through the internet is not accessible for many.

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Glogster.com - create online posters, or "glogs"
From the web site: "Glogster is a cloud-based (SaaS) platform for presentation and interactive learning. It allows users to mix all kinds of media on a virtual canvas to create multimedia posters, and access a library of engaging educational content created by students and educators worldwide. Glogster encourages interactive, collaborative education and digital literacy."

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Google Ripples - learn who is sharing your messages with others
If you use Google+ you might be interested to learn about a feature called Google Ripples, which is described in this blog article.

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Google Translator - converts conversation for you
This is one of the most useful tools I've discovered. Type in your message in your own language and you can have it immediately translated to another language.

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Half the World's Population Still Not on Internet - Why it Matters. 2018
This World Economic Forum article includes a world map showing how internet use is concentrated in the USA, Europe and a few other scattered places around the world, while in many other places there is limited connectivity. Read the article and see why this matters.

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Home Internet Access in US - 2018 data
The maps on this site are describe this way: "On these base maps, we’ve calculated and mapped two crucial data points from the ACS:

What percentage of households in each Census tract had no home internet access at all in 2017 — not even mobile internet or dial-up connections? (The higher this percentage is, the worse for digital inclusion!)
What percentage of households in each Census tract had “Broadband such as cable, fiber optic or DSL” in 2017? (The higher this percentage is, the better for digital inclusion!)
Eastern US: w/ Cable, Fiber or DSL
Eastern US: No Home Internet
Western US (Except AK & HI): w/ Cable, Fiber or DSL
Western US (Except AK & HI): No Home Internet
AK & HI: w/ Cable, Fiber or DSL"

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How to Customize your Twitter Background
If you want to create a new Twitter background this article provides "how to" steps to follow.

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How Users Read on the Web
The site hosting this article is the NN/g Nelson Norman Group, which "conducts groundbreaking research, evaluates user interfaces, and reports real findings – not just what's popular or expected." This link points to a 1997 article, about how people read websites. The basic conclusion: "They don't read, they skim."

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Insight Maker - communicate ideas visually - FREE
From the web site: "Insight Maker lets you express your thoughts using rich pictures and causal loop diagrams. It then lets you turn these diagrams into powerful simulation models. All this happens right in your browser, for free. No download needed, just sign up for a free account and get started now."

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Internet Growth since 1970s - 40 maps
This article tracks the growth of the internet since 1969, using maps to show this growth. Very interesting.

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Journal of Distance Learning Administration
From the web site: "The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration is a peer-reviewed electronic journal offered free each quarter over the World Wide Web. The journal welcomes manuscripts based on original work of practitioners and researchers with specific focus or implications for the management of distance education programs."

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Kansas City Digital Inclusion Coalition
From the web site: "The Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion is an open, collaborative group of Kansas City area nonprofits, individuals, government entities and business focused on fostering internet access and digital readiness in greater Kansas City. Membership meetings occur on a monthly or bi-monthly basis at the Kansas City Public Library."

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Know your IP address
From the web site: "WhatIsMyIP.com® is the industry leader in providing IP address information. We provide IP address tools that allow users to perform an Internet Speed Test, IP address lookup, proxy detection, IP Whois Lookup, and more. "

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LearnTechLib - learnming and technology library
From the web site: "The LearnTechLib is the premiere online resource for aggregated, peer-reviewed research on the latest developments and applications in Learning and Technology.

Encompassing more than 25+ years and 100,000+ documents of published international journal articles, conference papers, e-books, and multimedia content from 200,000+ leading authors, the LearnTechLib connects research and learning within one platform."

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let's dabble - Empowering Nonprofits through Video

let's dabble, LLC helps nonprofits tell their stories through video. Their mission is to help nonprofits harness the power of web video to maintain and expand their donor base. They can teach your nonprofit how to shoot, edit and publish your own web videos. Brad Manilla and Anthony Bernas of let's dabble presented at the November 2010 Tutor/Mentor Conference. We encourage you to check out their web site for more information.

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Manage Twitter Friends list quickly
Twitter only allows most people to follow 2000 others so when you reach that limit you need to go through your list and decide who to un-follow. Manage Twitter is a free, easy to use, resource that allows you to see who is not following you, who is spam, and other categories, and enables you to un-follow them easily. Try it. I did.

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Map of Technology Hubs in Africa
Great map showing technology hubs in Africa, hosted by Ushahidi.

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Map your Facebook Network - using NodeXL
The Social Network Importer for NodeXL is a graph data provider for NodeXL which allow users to directly download and import different Facebook networks. Works on Twitter, too.

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Meetups in Chicago - tech, collaboration, learning
This link points to a Meetups pages with a variety of tech related groups that host regular meetings in Chicago. Most are free.

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Mention Map - Shows Twitter network
Put your Twitter user name in and see how many people you're connected to. Use to understand who you're connecting with, and to build your network by connecting with friends of friends.

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Mobile Tech and Education - 2011 ARTICLE
This 2011 article about using mobile phones in education says: "Students around the world are increasingly bringing their own mini-computers (or some connected device) to class. Whether this creates a distraction or a boon to learning is debatable, but these four uses of mobile phones in education — and countless others — could one day help prove the latter." Read more on this web site." Compare this to how mobile tech is used today.

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Newsgathering and Verification tools - mining the Internet
The mass amounts of information available on the Internet is overwhelming. This 2016 article shows 10 different tools that can be used to gather information from various sources.

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