THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE TRAINING SESSION AT SHARING THE POWER. I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL GREAT WORK FROM THE TEACHERS, VOLUNTEERS AND STUDENTS.
Playing this vocabulary game not only increases your knowledge but also donates 10 grains of rice for each correct answer. Get smarter and feed the world at the same time.
Enter a word and it becomes a universe. The colors correspond to related words and definitions. Click on an orbiting sphere and it expands as well.
Sites for later
Computers and Technology
http://inpics.net/ easy-to-follow pictorial lessons on using various versions of Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Open Office and more
Mac Users find help here: http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/
Create a temporary email account for those times you need to click something to confirm your email but don’t want the baggage that comes with it.
Need to bring files with you but keep forgetting your jump drive or your email account is blocked ? Try drop.io. it creates a free drop box account that you can access anywhere you have an internet connection.
http://www.fonolo.com/ lets you skip phone menus when calling large companies
While not a job posting site, O*NET OnLine was created for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, by the National Center for O*NET Development and has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers
The site also tags jobs as to a bright outlook or a green job.
Academic Earth compiles video lectures of the most popular courses from some of the best known universities and instructors. http://academicearth.org/
See also iTunes University http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/
Award Winning Blogs
Other Great Blogs
Literacy and Technology in Minnesota http://literacytechmn.blogspot.com/
What Literacy Is About, A Blog for Learners http://alphastory.blogspot.com/
Literacies café : adult literacy blog http://literaciescafe.blogspot.com/
Teaching English with Blind Learners http://www.eslfortheblind.blogspot.com/
Nik’s Learning Technology Blog: http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/
Research and Resources
Volunteer Match http://www.volunteermatch.org/ With this site, organizations can find a great volunteer, or volunteers can find a greatorganization. Search results can be narrowed to as close as five miles from home or expanded to encompass the volunteer’s state. Opportunities to volunteer include arts and culture, education, homelessness, immigration and many others.
Education Research Information Center (ERIC) http://www.eric.ed.gov/ This free search interface allows educators and researchers across the United States to search 1.2 million educational documents, providing access to full text of articles when available. ERIC's mission "is to provide a comprehensive, easy to use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full text database of education research and information." Materials relevant to creating lesson plans or developing curriculum can be found using the database.
FactCheck.org http://www.factcheck.org/ This authoritative site from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania also referred to as the Annenberg Political FactCheck “monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major US political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.”
Office of Minority Health (OMH) http://www.omhrc.gov/ This resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides health professionals and citizens of the United States with valuable statistics and data about improving the health and reducing the risks among prominent ethnic and minority groups.
National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) http://www.nccp.org/ This one stop center whose goal is "Putting Research to Work for Children and Families" is provides access to research and datasets about children and poverty. Childcare professionals, such as educators, social workers, and policymakers can use this resource to find quick facts, demographic profiles, and other useful information that may not be readily available by other means.
Highlights from last year’s handout
Need practice filling out forms to apply for a job or apartment? Check out http://forms.themlc.org/
Minnesota’s career, education, and job resource http://www.iseek.org/
MLC Educational Website Search www.themlc.org/edweb.html
Free Tech Resources from the MLC http://www.themlc.org/techgrants
National Do Not Call Registry https://www.donotcall.gov/
Find the Best Price on Gasoline http://www.gasbuddy.com/
A website filled with reviews of local businesses. http://www.yelp.com/minneapolis
The ultimate how-to website http://www.instructables.com/
Minnesota (ABE) Online Disability Resource Guide. http://www.mnabedisabilities.org/
OneLook Dictionary Search http://www.onelook.com/
Online Phonebook http://www.dexknows.com/
History Channel American Presidents Page http://www.history.com/
Biography Channel Black History http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/