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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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“Is it really the goal of schools to create college and career ready students?”
The author, Aaron Maurer, posed this question on Twitter and is exploring it on his blog. This is a fundamental question we all should be thinking about as we develop tutoring/mentoring and learning programs.

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Annotation tools for deeper learning, collaboration
I created this blog article in January 2016 to point to several different web sites and blogs that were demonstrating and discussing annotation tools. Take a look and apply this in your classroom or your tutor/mentor program.

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Beyond Literacy Link
This blog article challenges us to help students develop learning habits that enable them to survive and thrive in the future digital world. Read and share with others.

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Building Intentional Networks That Drive Impact - KUMU blog
Lots of good ideas for building networks and systems thinking shared on this site and in this article.

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Building Personal Learning Network on Twitter - ideas and resources
This blog article provides a long list of tips and resources for building a personal learning network on Twitter.

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Digital Media and Learning Blog - stimulate your thinking
This article titled "Literacies and Fallacies" is one of many stimulating articles that expands our thinking about digital media and learning.

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Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) - a project at the University of Mary Washington
From the web site: "The DoOO project allows UMW students, faculty, and staff to register their own domain name and associate it with a hosted web space, free of charge while at UMW. With their Domain and corresponding web space, users will have the opportunity and flexibility to design and create a meaningful and vibrant digital presence." Do a Google search for domain of owns own and you'll find many articles that expand your understanding of this project and the scope of universities involved.

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eLearning eNcyclopedia being built on Google docs
This is described as a "Crowd sourced knowledge bank" which means anyone can add new entries and anyone can use the information being shared to support their own learning, teaching, mentoring and/or problem solving. Take a look.

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History of Webheads Community of Practice - since 1998
This is a chapter written by Vance Stevens, of a book titled The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Wiley. 5824 pages., In this chapter Vance describes some history of the Webheads in Action Community of Practice, which has been operating continuously since 1998 (till 2018).

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How Makerspace Helps Youth See Their Value
School and non-school leaders should take a look at this article and consider building their own makerspace as a way to help young people explore and learn.

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How the Digital Humanities are using Slack
The full title of this blog article is "How the Digital Humanities are using Slack to support and build a geographically dispersed intellectual community." For those seeking to build an on-line community that shares ideas and seeks to solve complex problems, learning more about emerging platforms, such as Slack, is important.

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https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-risks-report-2018
From the web site: "Each year the Global Risks Report works with experts and decision-makers across the world to identify and analyze the most pressing risks that we face. As the pace of change accelerates, and as risk interconnections deepen, this year’s report highlights the growing strain we are placing on many of the global systems we rely on." Visit the site, download the PDF, read the report.

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If academics are serious about research impact, they need to learn from advocates
This blog article is one that researchers, donors and policy makers should read and reflect on. How does anyone know the impact of all the research that is being done? Take a look.

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Julian Stodd's Learning Blog - To Seek, To Strive
This is one of a series of articles that use interesting visualizations to emphasize the idea being shared.

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Manifesto 15: ideas, visions for the future of learning
This starts with: "In a world consumed with uncertainty and a growing sense of the obsolescence of our education systems, how can we ensure the success of ourselves as individuals, our communities, and the planet? We need to evolve education. This manifesto represents a snapshot of our ideas, visions for the future, and what we have learned to date about learning and education. This text serves as a reference point to help us understand how we’ve done so far and what actions we need to take next.

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Network Analysis Example - Open Education : citation network
This map demonstrates a potential of using network analysis tools to aggregate information about people who write and do research about the same topics. Click on the colored dots on t his map, then look to the right, you'll see focus areas, such as social media, E-learning & online education, etc. For each dot, representing a person, you can then see all the people that person is connecting with.

Note: I'd love to have someone apply this to the 2000 links in this web library.

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Peeragology Handbook - techniques for peer learning and peer knowledge production
From the web site introduction: "Peeragogy is a flexible framework of techniques for peer learning and peer knowledge production. As pedagogy theoretically articulates the transmission of knowledge from teachers to students, peeragogy describes the way peers produce and utilize knowledge together. With OER, wikis, the internet, Free Software and mobile networks, groups of people can learn, connect and create knowledge together inside and outside of formal institutions in ways never before possible. These tools can facilitate connected learning, and collaborative engagement but they only work well when combined with practices that work well for the people involved."

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Redefining annotation: Ditch That PDF and hyper-annotate
This article offers tips for annotating documents using Google docs. Intended for classroom educators but can be applied by others.

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Results of Learning Preferences Survey - 2017 article
For anyone involved with on-line learning, coaching and training the results of this survey should be alarming and should challenge folks to innovate better ways to engage learners.

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Social Leadership - workshop by Julian Stoddard
This is one of many articles from Julian Stoddard's blog. It focuses on social leadership and outlines a workshop he is planning. Included are links to extra reading for each segment. Take a look.

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Stephen Downes - Knowledge, Learning, Community
Downes is "one of the originators of the Massive Open Online Course. He writes about online and networked learning. This site is an entry point to his writing, publications and ideas.

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Syllabus: Public Writing in de Tocqueville’s America
In difficult times this writer address the question "how can the liberal arts can be made relevant and important again?" with a recommended college level curriculum. Take a look.
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The Center for Innovative Research in Cyber Learning
From the web site: "New technologies change what and how people learn. Informed by learning science, cyberlearning is the use of new technology to create effective new learning experiences that were never possible or practical before." Browse the site and do your own learning.

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The Marginal Syllabus - connecting learners via annotation
From the web site: "The Marginal Syllabus seeks to advance educator professional development about education in/equity through the use of participatory learning technologies" such as annotation, digital redlining, social media, etc. Not just for traditional educators.

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The University Center for Writing Based Learning (DePaul) blog
From the site: "The University Center for Writing-based Learning promotes the development of writers, writing instruction, written texts, and the use of writing as a powerful and ubiquitous modality of and for learning." This page points to blog articles written by staff to share ideas with their network.

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