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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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Digital Storytelling106 - participator activity
From the web site: "Digital Storytelling (also affectionately known as ds106) is an open, online course that happens at various times throughout the year" Browse the site and see ways you can engage students and other volunteers in this creative activity.

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Digital Tools to Help Build Vocabulary
This article on the 'teachthought" blog is a list of 21 resources that educators, parents, volunteers and youth can use to help build vocabulary. Open each link so you know what's included, then come back and use them over and over.

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Ed Tech Ideas & Strategies from Teaching4Tomorrow blog
This blog is part of a larger resource site for educators. Take a look.

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Edheads supports math, science learning
From the web site: "Edheads is an online educational resource that provides science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking. Choose from Simple Machines, Virtual Knee Surgery or Stem Cell Heart Repair, among others. All activities meet state and national standards.

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Education Technology Tools - Digital Story Telling
During the January-March 2013 Education Technology and Media MOOC one segment focused on Digital Story telling. This article introduces that section and has numerous links to further learning about tools and strategies for digital story telling.

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Educational materials on Asia
From the web site: "Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future."

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Educators' Learning Library - TESOL
This site uses RSS feeds to pull in ideas from throughout the internet that can be used in teaching and learning. For a tutor/mentor program to use this effectively one or two volunteers/students will need to spend time browsing the site to find interesting information, which they then can share in group workshops, volunteer coaching, etc.

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Edutopia - George Lucas Educational Foundation
From the web site: "Our Foundation is dedicated to transforming K-12 education so that all students can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. Founded by innovative and award-winning filmmaker George Lucas in 1991, we take a strategic approach to improving K-12 education through two distinct areas of focus: Edutopia and Lucas Education Research."

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Engage youth in building global competence - handbook
This Asia Society and Partnership for Global Learning handbook could be used by volunteers and leaders of non-school tutor/mentor programs or by educators in traditional classrooms.

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ePortfolio Program at Loyola University Chicago
From the web site: "The ePortfolio Program at Loyola University Chicago is designed to support students, faculty, and staff in the process of creating dynamic, engaging ePortfolios as a tool for teaching, learning, reflection, transformation, and assessment."

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ePortfolios and other ideas
This site offers ideas for e-portfolios. "The VITAE e-portfolio – a catalyst for enhanced learning," offers ideas that leaders and volunteers in tutor/mentor programs might incorporate into their own work with inner city youth. Build your own understanding of what a portfolio is and how it can be used to build a history and resume of what a youth accomplishes and learns. If you're applying this in your own program please add a link to this web site to show how you're doing this.

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Essay Writing Made Simple - Free tool
This is a web site that volunteers, parents and teachers can use to help youth to learn to organize their thoughts and build their writing skills. Follow the demo and learn how to use the site.  Let us know if this works for you and how you are using it.

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Example of ePortfolio from Bhavnagar University
This site shows how student work is collected and shared on-line. The site introduction says "This site is run by Department of English, Bhavnagar University. The site is curated by Dr. Dilip Barad with specific purpose to organise projects submitted by the students. On this site you will find all the Google Sites submitted by students as a part of the partial fulfilment of continuous internal assessment. The students were supposed to have blogs for assignments, slideshare.net for presentations and youtube.com accounts for videos of their presentations."

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Figure This! Math Challenges for Families
From the web site: "'Figure This!' features more than 70 interesting math challenges for middle school families to solve at home. Problems can be searched by the type of math they cover: geometry, measurement, statistics, graphing, number relationships you name it! Each problem comes with tips to get started, hints, an answer and bibliography for further research. There is a section for teachers that includes letters, video and a PowerPoint presentation designed to inspire families to explore math together. Challenges and parent information are also available in Spanish."

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Film Education web site - archive
While this site is an archive, it contains numerous projects that students, tutors and educators to learn to use film in curriculum and in learning.

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Free Educational Games: Play Kids Games.com
From the web site: "Play Kids Games provides free online kids games that are both fun and educational. Aimed at ages pre-K through middle school, Play Kids Games offers kids a safe environment to discover their abilities and learn new skills with interactive and fun computer games. Our games build skills in math, logic, memory, vocabulary, alphabet, spelling, geography, computer skills, color identification, shape identification and other various problem solving."

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FunBrain.com
At this site are all sorts of fun activities to teach and learn math, words, culture and more.

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GCF Global Learning
From the web site: "The content at GCFLearnFree.org is what we call self-paced tutorials. This means these tutorials are available when you are, on your schedule. You can view one lesson or an entire tutorial. And you don't have to create an account or sign in; you can start learning immediately. We're known pretty well for our Technology and Microsoft Office tutorials. We also offer tutorials in Math, Work & Career, Reading, and Everyday Life." Resources on this site can be used by learners of any age.

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Geography and Maps at the Library of Congress
From the web site: "Welcome to the blog for the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress. The largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world, the Geography and Map Division contains over six million maps in addition to a wide array of atlases, globes, raised relief models, archives, a vast collection of digital data and a GIS research center. Please join us as we reveal the world of geography by exploring the past, present, and future of maps and mapping."

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Global Classroom Mentoring Project
This is an on-line community that supports learning in the classroom and connects its members via this portal. There is a mentoring component where volunteers aid classroom learning via the Web. Visit the site to learn more.

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Global Virtual Classroom
The Global Virtual Classroom (GVC) is a collection of free, online educational activities and resources. It aims to complement the efforts of governments and educators around the world to integrate technology into their classrooms and curricula and to link their schools to the Internet in educationally productive ways.

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Help Children Grow their Vocabulary
From the web site: "my400words is a student-driven system that can increase a student’s vocabulary by 400 words each year. The words are chosen carefully from across the curriculum and embedded in meaningful contexts. Multiple interactions with each word maximize the likelihood of words being integrated into each student’s active vocabulary. A vocabulary portfolio is generated that travels with each child K-12. my400words turns the celebrated research in Bringing Words To Life into a daily practice for students."

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Help for Kids Who Struggle to Learn to Read
Reading Rockets offers a wealth of strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn to read.

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Help for simple homework questions. Subjects include math, science, English, and social studies.
From the web site: "Jiskha.com has long been the leader in internet education for K-12 students. The website assists thousands of children and teenagers with schoolwork everyday by publishing educational content and providing instant-help services for students who need urgent help."

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Help with finite mathematics and calculus
This web site can be a big help to tutors and parents who are trying to help students with higher math concepts such as Finite mathematics & Applied calculus.

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