A Web Tour for Idaho Youth Leadership

Lone Eagle Consulting’s mission is to maintain the small circle of the very best Internet learning pathways, requiring the least time and effort, to deliver the highest levels of benefit and motivation for people of all cultures and literacy levels. http://lone-eagles.com

As a model electronic newsletter of what you could create locally, and as a key essay relating directly to issues and opportunities for Idaho's rural communities, check out the following newsletter and my "Echoes" article: A neat Native American newsletter you should see is at http://www.turtletrack.org   featured this week by USA Today. In the current issue is an article I wrote for them regarding Native American Internet Self-empowerment opportunities "Echoes in the Electronic Wind" http://www.turtletrack.org/Issues01/Co06022001/CO_06022001_Echoes.htm   See also: Native Update http://lone-eagles.com/adec.htm

A Rural Oregon Community Development Web Tour which I recommend you use to create your own version for Idaho is at http://lone-eagles.com/ruraloregon.htm   Many great links are included for seniors, women, entrepreneurship and much more! You might like to read about my community and youth presentations tour in Oregon at  http://lone-eagles.com/new.htm  and http://lone-eagles.com/presentations.htm

Presentation Tools Demonstrated:
Art Tablet  http://www.wacom.com     
Art software "Painter 5" http://www.metacreations.com
Sony MVC CD-1000 digital camera  http://www.sony.com   
WebWhacker Offline Browser http://bluesquirrel.com
Macromedia Director http://macromedia.com
Real Media Player, Jukebox, radio stations and MP3 music  http://real.com

World Class K-12 Web-based Curriculum for Educators

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

International competition for kids to create instructional web pages. Over 3000 such sites are listed here!

Webquest Slideshow http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/webquest/wqsl1.html
Webquest Home Page w Tutorials http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquest.html
Webquest Template http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/LessonTemplate.html

Virtual Architecture Telecomputing Models
The best book on project-based learning models

Blackboard http://www.blackboard.com Best place to create online courses easily.

Alaskan Student Electronic Portfolios
http://www.mehs.educ.state.ak.us/portfolios/portfolio.html   Must See!

A+ locator http://www.vrd.org/locator/alphalist.html  
Topical mentors willing to respond to questions. Do this in your community!

Lone Eagle Consulting Resource Sampler

My best listing of rural community-building and cultural resources   is at http://lone-eagles.com/teled.htm   Included are two online courses, two versions of a self-directed Internet guide, a guide to rural community networking and three mini-courses for citizens. You're invited to download these guides, add local links from your community and sell copies as a fundraiser for multimedia equipment, computers for local community technology centers and hosting local Internet Awareness Events!

A new rural community resource: "Good Neighbor's Guide to Community Networking" is now available at http://lone-eagles.com/cnguide.htm   Written in non-technical language specifically for rural citizens, many examples of replicable rural Ecommerce successes are included. Includes 11 chapters with a bibliography of the best community networking guides.

Grant-writing Resources and Project Ideas

I strongly recommend you review the Alaskan grant I wrote for youth in 8 villages submitted recently for the Ididerod Area District, as a model for youth leadership in rural communities. Hintamundo: Use it to write your own grant! It is a WORD '97 file at http://lone-eagles.com/Bartsgrant.doc    Grant-writing resources are included in a online lesson on writing grants at http://lone-eagles.com/asdnl8.htm    Community Network Funding Sources specifically for rural community development and Grantwriting Tips http://lone-eagles.com/granthelp.htm     A Simple Proposal-writing Tutorial from the Kellogg MIRA project http://lone-eagles.com/mira2.htm  and   http://lone-eagles.com/miramodel.htm

The Community Bootstrap Initiative "Doing for Ourselves- Together" http://lone-eagles.com/articles/boot2.htm   A full USDA proposal for Dillon, Montana. This was formally submitted in 1998, but not funded.

Culture Club: A Youth-based Cultural and Community Survival Strategy http://lone-eagles.com/cultureclub.htm   This has the core ideas for many youth oriented community development initiatives. Includes a Lone Eagles Apprenticeship Ecommerce program. For similar themes to seed your brainstorming - See also  http://lone-eagles.com/capacity.htm   and http://lone-eagles.com/trainers.htm