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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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Resources to facilitate learning - Maker Ed
From the web site: "Maker Ed is a national non-profit organization that provides educators and institutions with the training, resources, and community of support they need to create engaging, inclusive, and motivating learning experiences through maker education."

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Robert - Ideas for a more just society
From the web site: "Robert Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, and was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Articles and ideas shared on this site focus on creating "a new political coalition of America’s poor and working middle class, bent not only on repairing the nation’s frayed safety nets but also on getting a fair share of the economies’ gains."

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Seek, Sense, Share - by Harold Jarche (2012)
This PDF is a discussion of PKM (Personal Knowledge Management). If you're a mentor, tutor, teacher, administrator, policy maker, etc. these ideas should be part of your library of thinking as you innovate ways to prepare youth and adults for the coming century of connected learning.

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SHIFT's eLearning Blog - resources for eLearning
This blog has a library of eLearning articles and strategies.

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SI Career Services Blog, University of Michigan
The School of Information at Michigan offers an opportunity for interns to work in community based organizations around the country. The Alternative Spring Break is just one example. The Tutor/Mentor Connection was one of the 2008 sites. This video shows animated project that was created in one week by a 2008 UMich intern.

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Silos - finding ways to connect across organizations
The author writes "We need to look past these artificial restrictions we impose upon ourselves. And to do that, we should look past only the organizational concoctions devised by the human species." Read this and similar articles on this blog.

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Social Foresight Network - ideas for connected effort, social innovation
This blog is an archive of a 2015 ULab MOOC "intended to be a starting-point and observatory of the “social wave” - as a transversal meta trend overarching, driving and connecting a lot of diverse phenomena – from social media to social methodology, social innovation and social business."
Editor note: I first connected with Willi Schroll, the site's host, in 2011 via Facebook, and have been building an idea sharing relationship ever since.

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Starting a Social Media Strategy - good advice
This 2009 blog article and many others since then, written by Marion Conway, offer good advice for non profits just starting a social network strategy, or for those who have been doing this for a few years.

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Stephen Downes Ideas for Effective E-Learning
From the web site: "Founded in 1995, Stephen's Web is best described as a digital research laboratory for innovation in the use of online media in education. More than just a site about online learning, it is intended to demonstrate new directions in the field for practitioners and enthusiasts."

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Summit Educational Organization (Milwaukee) - blog
From the web site "By helping one child at a time, Summit supports many students in our community. We believe that the most proactive approach to solve the high school dropout problem is by helping students get up to grade level and a young age, and then to stay in touch with them through high school. We do this through our tutoring and mentoring programs that include recreation, personal friendship, and a virtue-based character program."

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Systems Thinking in Schools - The Walters Foundation
From the web site: "The Waters Foundation vision is to deliver academic and lifetime benefits to students through the effective application of systems thinking concepts, habits and tools in classroom instruction and school improvement.

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Tactical Philanthropy was written from 2006 through 2011 by Sean Stannard-Stockton, a wealth adviser at Ensemble Capital Management. While the blog is not being updated currently the articles written in the past still offer many significant ideas and lessons for non profit and philanthropic leaders.

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Teach the Web (MOOC) - archive of 2013 event
This article was written by one of the bloggers who I connected with during the 2013 ETMOOC. Read it and see how on-line events are being organized, with the help of participants from many different locations, to benefit them, and many others. This is a model that others can duplicate.

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Teaching Blogs 2015: How to Build your own Blog.
This article starts out saying Teachers, if you’re ignoring teaching blogs, you’re missing out! This looks like a useful resource that educators and others could use to build their blogging skills and engage youth as bloggers.

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Teaching Technology and Learning - Milestomes blog
From the blog site of Miles MacFarlane: "This Blog is the thinking space in which I articulate and record experiences, ideas, successes, challenges, plans. It is also the space where I build on ideas encountered elsewhere and make it public, learning out loud, so to speak. I appreciate the engagement with others that these reflections create."

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Teaching youth "thinking" skills - Metacognition Discussion on Linked In
This discussion group on LinkedIn offers a lot of opinion and additional resources on this topic of student "learning" and "thinking" skills. You would need to scroll through the articles to find some that you might want to dig into.

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Technology for Non Profit and Philanthropic Sector
This blog by Deborah Elizabeth Finn covers a wide range of issues and ideas. This link points to a page with links to other sites and recommended reading. Editor Note: I've followed Ms. Finn's writing since the early 2000s.

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The "Peeragogy Project," - connecting self-motivated learners
From the web site:"Peeragogy is a collection of techniques for collaborative learning and collaborative work. By learning how to "work smart" together, we hope to leave the world in a better state than it was when we arrived."

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The Achievement Gap, Rural, Poor, Distant and Tribal – Two Americas for Opportunity
Good article defining the education and economic achievement gap in America. The writer says "The Achievement Gap has both social and economical roots, and it’s a problem that not only affects the futures of individuals, but costs our country billions of dollars a year. Without addressing these underlying factors, the very prosperity and leadership abilities of our country is threatened."

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The Best MOOC Platforms of 2017 - from
This article is an in-depth review of MOOC hosting platforms and is one of many similar articles that can be found on the site.

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The College Puzzle - by Dr. Michael W. Krist
This blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation.

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The Communication Initiative
The mission of the Communication Initiative (The CI) network is "To convene the communication and media development, social and behavioural change community for more effective local, national, and international development action."

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The Community-Engaged Scholarship listserv
From the web site: The Community-Engaged Scholarship listserv provides a venue for sharing information and resources concerning the academic review and reward system for health professional faculty involved in community-based participatory research, service-learning and other forms of "community-engaged scholarship.” People from colleges and universities, community organizations, public and private funding agencies, decision makers and policy makers, and others are all encouraged to subscribe."

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The Culture of Collective Impact - 2014 article
The article starts with this quote: “It took a lot of time to build trust. People had distrust for years. You can’t undo that in a few meetings” The article focuses on five activities that enhance success of collective impact efforts. Written by former Public Allies CEO in Milwaukee.

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The Education Innovator - US Dept of Ed - archive
This is an archived web site of the US Department of Education supporting innovation and collaboration. The site contains a wealth of usable information.

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