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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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Beyond Mentoring: Engaging Mentors to Support Recruitment, Fundraising and Beyond (video)
This interactive 2016 National Mentoring Summit workshop by Mentoring Colorado provided participants with an understanding of how mentors can support program needs through fundraising, volunteer recruitment, advocacy and other initiatives.

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Black Star Project Blog - call to action
This blog re-prints information sent out via email newsletters, focusing attention on the racial disparities and injustices in Chicago and America. Great information for those making a case for more support of volunteer-based tutoring/mentoring programs in Chicago and other cities.

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Building a Community Domain - links and questions
This blog article talks about the process and challenges of building an on-line community platform/domain. It's full of links to additional reading.

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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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Connected Learning - 2016 course by VCU
From the web site: "This VCU-sponsored connected learning course will give you an opportunity to learn alongside students, faculty and community members from VCU, Richmond and around the globe. Participation in this course will occur through blogging, tweeting, Diigo and other connected learning tools."

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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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Education and Learning Ideas from a middle school teacher
This blog is written by Sheri Edwards, a middle school teacher from Washington State whom I've met through on-line cMOOCs in the years since 2013. In her introduction she writes "It’s impossible to imagine what will be in the next few years because of the frequent advances and changes in technology, but I do know that my students needed me to be informed and engaged, leading with the educational transformation occurring right now. For them to be successful, they need guidance in the tools they choose to use. Hopefully, schools will allow those tools in the classroom so that all educators can “bring instruction into that cloud to teach the content required in ways that inspire online responsibility and ethics in this new, very public world.”. Subscribe to the blog and follow her ideas and you'll open yourself to a network of innovative thinkers.

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Elements of Network Narratives - an open connected course
This is an on the ground course in Digital Storytelling at Kean University, that is also open to on-line participants who wants to do all or part of the same activities and assignments.

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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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Imagine ED blog and network
From the web site: "This blog is designed to support and enable imagination-focused teaching in all contexts, from formal to alternative learning contexts, and from primary school through post-secondary education. It is about education that inspires."

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In Search of Connected Learning - Exploring the pedagogy of the open web
This is a transcript of a keynote address delivered at University of Edinburgh’s eLearning@Ed: Making Connections conference. The presentation addresses the question "What Is Connected Learning?"

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Information Visualization MOOC offered by Indiana University
For those interested in information visualization this is a FREE opportunity to learn.

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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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Making The Shift from Student Engagement to Student Empowerment
This article offers strategies that teachers, tutors, mentors and parents might use to support student empowerment.

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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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MOOC vs cMOOC - 2013 article
This article is from 2013, but the distinctions being made are worth taking a look at.

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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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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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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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