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Thoughts about collective impact and community engagement - 2013
Jay Connor's "Working Differently" blog posts offer useful insight on ways people can support collective efforts aimed at solving complex community problems.

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Tipping Points Community Blog
This is the blog of an organization "that is passionate about eliminating poverty in the Bay Area." See the Tipping Point web site at

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Tips for Blogging in Education
During the 2013 Education Technology and Media MOOC more than 600 people posted frequent blog articles to introduce themselves, share ideas, and test new learning. Sue Waters created this blog post with many ideas for enhancing your use of blogs.

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Tips for creating animated GIFs
As part of the 2013 Education and Technology MOOC many people shared ideas for digital story telling. This blog has several articles that can serve as tutorials for creating animations and GIFs.

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Tips for running a MOOC from #teachtheweb
This article provides a tremendous amount of information about organizing a MOOC, based on experiences with this Teach The Web event.

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Tom Atlee blog - co-intelligence, public wisdom
Here's how Tom describes what he writes about "I'm interested in conscious evolution as an active and integrated process of personal and social transformation, as well as many subsets of that -- collective intelligence, evolutionary spirituality, wise democracy, emergent economics, etc. My main home website is"

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Touches of Sense - blog by French professor connect to T/MC
This link points to a 2016 article by Simon Ensor, a professor in France. It illustrates how people in different places are using their own blogs to introduce ideas of Tutor/Mentor Institute and others to their own students and followers.

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Tutor/Mentor Blog shares strategy ideas that can be used anywhere
This is the primary blog by Dr. Daniel F. Bassill, President, CEO of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC.

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Understanding Impact of Culture on a Learning Environment
This article is titled "Culture and effective online learning environments" and focuses on on-line learning environments. the ideas about the impact of culture are relevant to any effort to influence learning, ranging from k-16 formal education, to efforts to educate adults about complex social, environmental or political issues.

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United Way of Chicago - Stories
This United Way of Chicago page is not exactly a blog, but uses stories to communicate information about its work and the agencies it supports.

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Urban Initiatives (Chicago) - blog
Read about the way this organization uses soccer in its youth development. Programs offered via public schools.

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Virtually Connecting - What is it? Why add it to a conference?
This link provides information about what Virtually Connecting is, with a list of articles to read to expand your understanding. In one article this description is offered "Virtually Connecting seeks to enliven virtual participation in academic conferences, widening access to a fuller conference experience for those who cannot be physically present at conferences."

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Webheads in Action Communities of Practice
This page connects you with a world wide network of education, innovation and learning experts, as well as with others who are just beginning to find ways to adopt learning and collaboration ideas.

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Webquest - what is it?
From the web site: "A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. The model was developed by Bernie Dodge at San Diego State University in February, 1995 with early input from SDSU/Pacific Bell Fellow Tom March, the Educational Technology staff at San Diego Unified School District, and waves of participants each summer at the Teach the Teachers Consortium at The Thacher School in Ojai, California." Browse this web site to learn more. Visit the Webquest archive at

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What Connected Educators Do Differently - Blog
From the blog, "How do you stay current, relevant and up-to-date with the new technologies in education? What Connected Educators do Differently has answers for educators looking to start and cultivate a professional (or personal) learning network (PLN) to stay current and connected. Following are key takeaways from the book and from two other resources that go beyond the basics of starting a PLN."

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What I learned from Flipping the MOOC
This article shows more ideas about MOOCs and how to create your own.

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What I've Learned Blog - Intern with Tutor/Mentor
This blog shows how one intern spent 12 weeks with Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago, learning to use blog and network to draw attention and support to tutor/mentor programs in Chicago. Our aim is that many interns and students, at high school, and college, level, take this role. Just register on the Ning site to join in.

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Working in the Schools (WITS) Chicago blog
Working in the Schools has connected volunteers with elementary age youth in Chicago for 25 years (as of 2016). Read ideas they share on their blog.

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Working Out Loud Week - Nov 7-13, 2016
This blog describes "working out Loud" as "sharing your work as it progresses so that others can learn and can help." Find the Facebook group at

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World of Learning - ideas from STIVE network in Cincinnati
From the web site: "KnowledgeWorks is a national organization committed to providing every learner with meaningful personalized learning experiences that ensure success in college, career and civic life. With a presence in more than 30 states, we develop the capabilities of educators to implement and sustain competency-based and early college schools, partner with federal, state and district leaders to remove policy barriers that inhibit the growth of personalized learning and provide national thought leadership around the future of learning.

We help community leaders build civic infrastructure to develop accountability, deliver resources, and sustain reform within a community through StriveTogether. StriveTogether assists in the creation of a shared community vision and empowers stakeholders to organize action and investment around data and evidence."

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World Sport Chicago - blog 2013-2015
From the web site: "World Sport Chicago offers a variety of programs and events for under-served groups in the Chicago area to have access to and engage in sport. This programming supports positive opportunities for social development and individual growth."

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World-Wide community of professional educators
This is the official blog site of ASCD. From the web site: "ASCD is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 150,000 members in more than 145 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members." This web site hosts communities of educators, on-line learning and a vast range of publications.

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Zenpundit - a blog focused on history, strategy, military theory, more
From the web site: "Zenpundit is a blog dedicated to exploring the intersections of foreign and defense policies, history, military theory, national security, strategic thinking, futurism, cognition, forensic theology, cultural intelligence and a number of other esoteric pursuits." One of the writers is Charles Cameron who the Tutor/Mentor Connection has built a relationship with through sharing ideas on the Social Edge web site since 2005.

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From the web site: "with over 60 high schools and middle schools and 1300 students, the CDL has grown to become the largest and most successful of the...

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This article focuses on the question "What is Social Justice and How does it fit into education curriculum?" A good resource for educators, tutors and...

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This article is titled  Why Policy Networks Don't Work (the way we think they do.   The author demonstrates a use of network analysis t...

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From the website: "Edelman Trust Management is a suite of powerful, flexible analytical tools and consulting services that help a business or organiza...

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This article shows ways students, educators and volunteers can use the ESRI Mapillary tool in a variety of ways.  Take a look.  4 hits th...

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This is the website of ESRI geographer Joseph Kerski, which contains numerous articles & podcasts.  He introduces his site with "Teaching wit...

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From the website: "Nepris connects educators and learners with a network of industry professionals, virtually, bringing real-world relevance and caree...

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This article focuses on the workplace but has information that can be used in many settings to build better communications across generations. 0 hi...

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These articles show growth of GIS learning in higher education as well as in K-12.  9 hits prior to 4/2020

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This blog article and the comments section is a rich resource for research on corruption in many countries. 17 hits through 4/2020

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