Rural Oregon Community Development Web Tour
                                                      http://lone-eagles.com/ruraloregon.htm

Key Resources

Powerpoint Presentation: Youth Leadership for Community Internet Awareness
http://lone-eagles.com/ruraloregon.ppt Use this for your own presentations.
Tri-county presentation tour press release http://lone-eagles.com/oregonarticle.htm

Building Learning Communities http://lone-eagles.com/teled.htm
Master listing of community-building and community networking resources.

K12 Teacher-training and Resource Hotlists http://lone-eagles.com/class.htm
Master listing of educational resources.
See also http://lone-eagles.com/teachercreated.htm   for web-curriculum created
through the online class "Making the Best Use of Internet for K12 Instruction."

Planning for Local Community Internet Awareness Initiatives
http://lone-eagles.com/initiatives.htm  

The Kellogg MIRA Model for Community Internet Awareness
http://lone-eagles.com/miramodel.htm

Rural Solutions, INC. http://lone-eagles.com/bootstrap.doc
A Venture Philanthropy Concept Paper for a rural development cooperative.

The Story of the Impact of Internet on Dillon, MT:

SJ Mercury News front page article on impact of Internet in Dillon, Montana
http://www0.siliconvalley.com/news/special/ruralwest/docs/dillon.htm
Dillon-net http://dillon-net.org   Read their story at http://lone-eagles.com/chap2.htm

See also the companion story on La Grande, Oregon!
http://www0.siliconvalley.com/news/special/ruralwest/docs/lagrande.htm

Ecommerce Training Resources

Ecommerce Start-up Training Resources 
http://lone-eagles.com/entrelinks.htm Includes Youth entrepreneurship.

Access Minnesota Main Street Rural Ecommerce
http://www.extension.umn.edu/mainstreet/

Check out their Ecommerce Curriculum at
http://www.extension.umn.edu/mainstreet/curriculum/   One of the best.

Minnesota Mainstreet Ecommerce Resources
http://www.extension.umn.edu/mainstreet/curriculum/ecomm/ec_res.html  

"The 'E' in Me",
http://www.ait.net/groups/e_in_me/Default.htm
Entrepreneurship training resources from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Qwest in Idaho has a Ebits Training program with good resources
http://www.ebits.org/classes/educate/default.htm  

Women's Entrepreneurial Networks

Women's Rural Economic Network http://www.wrencommunity.org
http://www.shopthewrens.com
Collectively Making the Ordinary Extraordinary


Women's Economic Self-sufficiency Team (WESST) Artisans, Taos, NM
 
http://www.wesstartisans.com/   Rural women artists' web sites.

The Women's Business Center at Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

http://www.ceimaine.org/women     Betsy Tipper
Helping Maine women grow their businesses through telecommunications.

SBA's Women Business Owner's website: www.onlinewbc.gov

Center for Women and Information Technology www.umbc.edu/cwit

Youth Building Communities!

Morino Institute's YouthLearn
http://www.youthlearn.org is an online community for people
integrating technology into out-of-school learning environments.
Extensive collected resources!

Youth Using Technology to Build Community and Bridge the Digital Divide!

http://www.communitynetworkers.org  
Kids create web pages for non-profits. Many free web tools listed to help kids get started!

Sisters, Oregon students run a successful quilting business
http://www.digitalquiltworks.com  
from http://outlawnet.com , a student run Internet Service Provider 

Teens Teaching Internet Skills to Seniors
www.nnh.org/ttis.htm
We are re-inventing our classic 4-H Youth afterschool-weekend
club activity to be a community technology leadership program.
Only 12 percent of our members are farm kids. Guess where the others live.
In towns, cities and suburbs.
See also: Americans Communicating Electronically
www.ace.org National 4-H leader: Tom Tate

Teen Resources 
www.nicon.org/ctc
A Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Teen Resources Project

Digital story telling
http://www.storycenter.org/
http://tech-head.com/dstory.htm

Chamisa Mesa High School teaches digital storytelling.
www.chamisamesa.net/  www.chamisamesa.net/video.html
Also check out what our students are doing for the community and their
peers: www.taosteen.net  See also http://taosmira.net

This is a site that contains web sites that kids have created.
http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/kids.html

Believe it or not that site is by a 13 year old.
http://www.lissaexplains.com/
I started a basic web site and then learned what I needed to in order to
make my site more fun and attractive.

This organization provides creative arts mentoring for at risk kids.
www.createnow.org 

After School Programs: Federal Resources
http://afterschool.gov 

21st century community learning centers
http://www.ed.gov/21stcclc/ Federal Resources

SEE the New Cyberfair Competition for inspiration!
http://lightspan.com 
International competition for kids to create community-oriented web pages

Thinkquest
http://www.thinkquest.org
International competition for kids to create instructional web pages. Over 3000 such sites!

Two Super Sites for Girls!

http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/womengrrlstech.html
Long listings of resources, mentoring programs, projects, and links
for helping girls using science, math, technology, to cross that digital
divide.

http://www.MentorGirls.org 
Long listing for 'girls-only' resources and projects!

Senior Sites (Elders, not HS Seniors!)

FirstGov for Seniors
http://www.seniors.gov/ 
Federal resources for seniors

SeniorNet
http://www.seniornet.org/
SeniorNet is based on the concept that older people are not adverse
to using new technology, just unfamiliar with it.
See also www.thirdage.com, http://www.agelight.org/

Senior Corps
http://seniorcorps.org
Featuring a RSVP volunteers program.

American Association of Retired Persons
http://www.aarp.com/indexes/computers.html
Includes chat rooms and participants who
are very generous about helping "newbies."

Senior Surfers
www.seniorsurfers.com
Our intention is to have between 2,500 & 3,000
SurferLabs available in communities within the next four years.

Computers for Homebound and Isolated Persons(CHIPs)
http://www.korrnet.org/chips/

Regional Community Networks and Virtual Incubators:

Oregon Innovation  http://www.oregoninnovation.org/  

Central Oregon Regional Community Network http://centraloregon.org

Idaho Virtual Incubator http://www.idahovirtualincubator.org

Louisville virtual incubator http://trc.louisville.edu/__virtual_incubator_affiliates.html


Wisconsin virtual incubator
http://virtualincubate.com

Missouri Association of Community Information Networks (37
) http://www.macin.org/

North Central Kansas Regional Community Network) http://kansascommunities.com  

Association for Community Networking http://www.afcn.net   Strongly recommended!


Arizona CNs http://zeki.radiology.arizona.edu/ruralhealth/CmtyNets.htm

CN guides listed http://www.evanston.lib.il.us/community/technopolis/resources_guides.html

Free Web-based Collaborative Tools http://www.kmunity.net/Free_Tools_/free_tools_.html

A list of free/low-cost computer resources (both newand recycled) http://www.scn.org/teched/computers.htm

Federal Computer Recycling Program http://computers.fed.gov