Youth Technology After-School Program Resources
Recommended reading about Thinkquest, Cyberfair and Webquests
With 60% of America's jobs requiring technological skills, the Federal
government has a goal to connect with communities and schools in
publishing web sites to assist youth with guides to the internet,
resource sites, and other sources related to issues of technology. The
site to visit is: http://www.afterschool.gov/tech.html
See also http://afterschool.org for a similar initiative."Bridging the Technology Gap:
A great listing of youth entrepreneurship sites!
An interesting online reading course for young children at
http://www.headsprout.com The first five lessons are free.
http://www.emkf.org/pages/27.clm a plan for seventh grade girls and their mothers to start a business together with the purpose of funding the seventh graders
INVENT AMERICA! http://www.inventamerica.org
A nonprofit K-8 education program, launched in 1987, that helps children develop creative thinking and problem solving skills through a fun, unique and proven learning tool-- inventing!"
The America Connects website for community tech centers has
have an online learning directory: http://www.americaconnects.net/learn/
National Community Technology Center Organization http://ctcnet.org Includes manuals and more.
Lone Eagle's Community Networking Clearinghouse http://lone-eagles.com/community.html Includes electronic democracy links.
4H Teen Tech Teams in 44 states http://cbdd.wsu.eduIdaho 4h www.its.uidaho.edu/4-h Teens training communities.
Youth Entrepreneurship: http://www.cln.org/themes/entrepreneurship.htmlhttp://www.preteenplanet.com/ This gives kids who have ideas for business ventures ways to get started. There's an outline for how to get an idea off the ground and the best part is a money source to loan dollar amounts to kids and their ideas after going through an application process and getting app
Junior Achievement, an 80-year old not-for-profit organization dedicated to
educating young people about business, economics, and free enterprise is
inviting you to test and provide feedback concerning a new state-of-the-art
internet based personal finance educational program for youth. The program
is available to students, educators, parents, caring adults, or
anyone wishing to teach children more about topics and skills related to
personal financial literacy. It incorporates web-driven instructional
strategies and hands-on, interactive teaching techniques on subjects ranging
from everyday buying decisions to major investment strategies and outcomes.
The program can be accessed at www.japersonalfinance.com For more information
about Junior Achievement or to locate a field office near you, visit www.ja.org .
A non-profit organization that encourages young human rights activists;
Online Youth Activists http://www.whatkidscando.org/studentwork/onlineactivists.html
Youth Websites Serving The Public Good Adolescents,pre-teens, even younger children
are often todays computer experts. And
on the Internet, young people combine computer savvy with idealism,
developing websites that serve the public good.
Directory of youth websites http://www.whatkidscando.org/studentwork/YouthDirectory.html
http://www.innonet.org/ InnoNet is interesting as an organizational tool. Students wishing to establish a service or make changes in a community would find this useful in helping them get going. It seemed to have some good planning and evaluation tools. Their links page had some good info for grants and other necessary information about non-profit organizations.Character education links: http://lone-eagles.com/chared.htm service learning http://csf.colorado.edu/sl/
Internet public library teen division http://www.ipl.org/teen/
Street Tech http://streettech.org Bringing tech jobs to the streets/ youth project in SF Bay Area
Government youth careers portal
Electronic Portfolios: http://electronicportfolios.htm
See also Mt. Edgecumbe student portfolios listed within http://lone-eagles.com/alaskan.htm
Youth Career information gathered for LKSD by Lone Eagle http://lone-eagles.com/lksd-careers.htm
Many Alaskan resources, plus a collection of national toolkits at the bottom of this listing.
Favorite student entrepreneurial web siteshttp://www.makingajob.com
http://yeo.org http://uspto.gov http://isc-online.com http://www.communitycollaboration.net
http://www.civnet.org/resources/resources_frameset.htm This site has many resources for both the teacher and the student for civic education. There are many links for middle school students and some fun projects.CivicMind http://www.civicmind.org Resources on citizenship. Lone Eagle Mentoring Resources http://lone-eagles.com/mentors.htm
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