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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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The Flipped Classroom - what is it?
From the web site: "A disruptive revolution in pedagogy, or yet another educational fad?" Read more.

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The Mentor Initiative blog
From the web site: " The Mentor Initiative blog provides narrative descriptions of youth mentoring experiences, assessments of the utility of youth mentoring as a whole (natural and formal), and practical tips to get involved in youth mentoring. The blog also discusses topics related to social inequality and professional development with the purpose of motivating readers to become agents of progress."

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The Mentoring Effect - Blog from MENTOR
This is a blog hosted by MENTOR, intending to "more deeply explore the findings of our Mentoring Effect report, published in January 2014!"

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The Mentoring Project blog (Portland, OR)
From the web site: "The Mentoring Project (TMP) is an advocacy and training organization that serves as a liaison between faith communities and matching agencies to provide mentors for fatherless youth. Through dynamic church trainings, national mentor recruitment, and the creation of sustainable mentoring communities, The Mentoring Project seeks to rewrite the story of the fatherless generation."

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The MOOC Ecosystem - by Stephen Downes
From the web site: "Stephen Downes is a specialist in online learning technology and new media. Downes is perhaps best known for his daily newsletter, OLDaily, which is distributed by web, email and RSS to thousands of subscribers around the world, and as the originator of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), is a leading voice in online and networked learning, has authored learning management and content syndication software. He is known as a leading proponent of connectivism, a theory describing how people know and learn using network processes. " This links is really an entry point to a vast library of ideas represented by Stephen Downes and a network of learning experts.

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The Next Great Internet Disruption: Authority and Governance
If you signed the Cluetrain Manifesto in the late 1990s ( you'll be interested to read David Boiller's 2013 article describing a future "networked world" that changes structures of government and governance in many of the same ways as the Internet has changed business models of retail, newspapers, music, etc.

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The Nonprofiteer: Non profits without the nonsense
I started following this blog in 2007. There are lots of good articles on this blog for non profit leaders and donors. In 2011 the author moved the blog to where you can still follow.

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The Pedagogy of MOOCs - Paul Stacey 2013 article
This is a good overview of the growth of MOOCs up till 2013.

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The Pioneer Gap and Philanthropy - 2013
This 2013 article by Mitchell Kutney, based in Canada, ends with this statement: Investors need to start caring more about the social impact side of impact investing and less about the profitable investing end. The need is still with us.

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The Power of US - seeks to transform k-12 education
From the web site: "The Power of US is an ambitious, nationwide initiative that aims to transform K-12 education, and provide a customized learning experience for every child in America. This is a call for a major effort, similar to a ‘NASA moon shot’, with every student, teacher, school, and community involved in lift-off!" Browse the site. Read the articles. Learn more."

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The Rise Of The Niche Social Network - 2013
This 2013 article shows how smaller communities of practice are emerging on the internet to focus on issues of importance to their members. MOOCs can support such niche networks as can content libraries like this one. The Tutor/Mentor Connection is an example of a niche network. It has been trying to connect donors, volunteers, business leaders, non profit leaders, students, etc. for more than 20 years.

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The Road to Character - David Brooks website/blog
What is your purpose in life? How do you share that with others. Through his book, blog and this web site David Brooks is attempting to bring people together to focus on these questions, share their own purpose path, and inspire others.

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The Value of Volunteers - 2008 article
This 2008 blog article talks about value of volunteers, asking When was the last time you examined your organization's volunteer program? Could you, without hesitating, draw a map of a volunteer's experience with your organization from the moment they transition into your volunteer program, to the moment they transition out? While this is an old article the question remains relevant.

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The wisdom of Linus Torvalds - interview
From the web site: "Linus Torvalds might not be a household name, but pretty much everyone should buy him a drink to thank him for his work on software products such as Linux and Git, the foundation of so much of our computer-related work and play today." Read more.

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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 blog forum
The United Way of Chicago communicates much of its information in an interactive web site, which allows you can post your own comments.

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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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