Lesson Six: School and Community
                     Networking Synergies

     Life-long, home-based Internet learning

Changing roles of teachers and schools

School-to-work and K12 Student Entrepreneurship

Building Social skills in an Internet environment

Explore the Benefits of Electronic Portfolios

Explore the Student Entrepreneurship Hotlist

Take the Electronic Democracy Webtour

Lesson Six Required Assignments:

Send a two page report privately to your instructor on your five hour review of;        

- School and Community Networks and
   resources; describe your three favorite sites

- Student Entrepreneurship sites; describe your
  two  favorite sites

- Electronic Democracy Web Tour sites; describe your favorite site(s)

- Electronic Portfolios - Share your thoughts. 

Where do you think all this is headed? What's
   it mean to you and your teaching?

Lesson Goals:

To identify emerging trends between school and community networking ideas and models.

To identify opportunities for teaching Ecommerce and Electronic Democracy.

To identify how youth can find a role raising community awareness about new Internet collaborative community building and Ecommerce opportunities.

To identify how student electronic portfolios might provide an alternative assessment tool as well as a vehicle for individual self-expression on the web.

A. Read "Community Networking: Leveraging the Public Good

        Read "Innovation Diffusion"

        Read "Train the Trainers - Everyone a Teacher!"

       Read the one page essay for Level Four "Real World

Review briefly these additional resources

       Building Learning Communities

       The Good Neighbor's Guide to Community Networking
          http://lone-eagles.com/cnguide.htm   Chapter Two is highly recommended.
         Chapter Eleven has many free guides and community resources!

       A Web Tour of Outstanding Community Network Sites and Innovations
         Take the six question quiz and http://lone-eagles.com/smart.htm and submit your answers.
         Note the extensive listing of articles and resoures. See also http://lone-eagles.com/community.html

         (90 minutes)

B. Review the school and community fee-based collaborative service below,

C. Explore the Entrepreneurial sites applicable to both  
       educators and students
at  http://lone-eagles.com/entrelinks.htm

Note the extensive adult and youth entrepreneurship training resources at www.emkf.org. The Kauffmann Foundation has a billion dollar endowment for funding youth development and entrepreneurship curriculum.
(30 minutes)

D. Review the merits of student portfolios, at
          http://electronicportfolios.com and   
see what you can find searching for "electronic portfolios" 
(30 minutes)

E. Take the Electronic Democracy WebTour http://lone-eagles.com/democracy.htm The highlights are the Virtual Activist Curriculum found on the homepage for http://netaction.org specifically www.netaction.org/training  The Thomas Jefferson Government Resources http://thomas.loc.gov is your window into the workings of the U.S. congress. Look at each of the four community networks listed at the end of this web tour.

A few optional resources likely to be of interest:
You might think about your role creating good citizens. A Character Education Web Tour is at
http://lone-eagles.com/chared.htm    A listings of interesting sites for seniors, youth, women, etc. is at http://lone-eagles.com/ruraloregon.htm and  grant drafts for youth leadership at http://lone-eagles.com/youth.htm
(one hour)

Lesson Feedback: Optional, but much appreciated.

You're invited to privately email your instructor:

       1. What areas, if any, did you have trouble with during this lesson?

       2. What questions remain now that you've finished this lesson?

       3. Approximately how much time did you devote to this lesson?

       4. What improvements would you like to suggest?