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Communityzero provides any group of people a safe, private place to share and interact. Essentially, you can setup a private website for collaboration. It is ideal for workgroups or even for the basis of communication for a school staff or committee. All of the bells and whistles are included: discussion threads, shared documents, shared images, and a calendar to mention a few. Most importantly, you can customize the look and feel of the site for your specific school or needs. This is a fee-based service.

Computer Using Educators (CUE)

Computer-Using Educators, Inc. is a non-profit California corporation founded in 1978. It's goal is to promote and develop instructional uses of technology in all disciplines and at all educational levels from preschool through college. If you live in California and can only attend one conference a year, you can't beat CUE's annual conference in Palm Springs.

ConnectED: Learning Powered by Technology

ConnectED is President Obama's initiative to provide 99 percent of the nation's schools with access to high-speed broadband technology within five years. Find information on the Initiative as well as resources for schools, teachers, and students.

Create Simple Personalized Professional Development #IMMOOC

Looking for a model for developing personalized learning experiences for your teachers? Read how one school used the EdCamp model to redesign plans for their professional development days.

Creating Conversation Using a Principalís Blog

In this Radio TICAL episode, Jim Scoolis, principal in San Luis Coastal Unified School District and TICAL cadre member has recently started a blog at his school to help create conversation regarding homework, school policies, and other school related topics. Steve Kay, professor of educational leadership at San Jose State University speaks with Jim about his new medium of pushing his school through the 21st century. Jim shares the simple way he started and how he is trying to stimulate conversation amongst all stakeholders in his school.

Creative Commons

Tired of trying to dissect the legal challenges of using copyrighted works in multimedia educational materials? Creative Commons provides links to free creative works for teachers and students interested in using multimedia to enhance instruction. Founded by the Center for Public Domain in 2001, Creative Commons is a non-profit organization working to make it easier for copyright holders to share their work by dedicating it to the public domain.

Crossing the Line: What Counts as Online Harassment?

What specific behaviors constitute online harassment? This January 2018 Pew Research Center study investigates public opinion about this question. To do so, the research center presented participants with a single vignette describing a situation that involved an escalating online dispute surrounding a controversial political issue. Participants were then asked to describe what parts of each vignette if any, they considered to be online harassment. The survey examines three different vignettes in total, including scenarios that involve sexism and racism. The study and the vignettes could be useful discussion starters for a staff meeting focused on this topic.

CUE Administrators Special Interest Group (AdminSIG)

Formed in 1993, the purpose of CUE's AdminSIG is to provide a network for school leaders who believe in the value of instructional technology to improve education. CUE members may choose to join this group and build a relationship with other "computer-using administrators."

Data Privacy Guidebook

With the advent of individualized learning management systems, LEAs are sharing data with third-party vendors more than ever before. There has also been a corresponding, and sometimes competing, increase in compliance measures to protect student data. This guide is intended to provide an overview and streamline some of the key laws governing student data privacy.

Data USA

Data USA puts public US Government data in your hands. Instead of searching through multiple data sources that are often incomplete and difficult to access, you can simply point to Data USA to answer your questions. A boon to grant writers, journalists and policy makers--not to mention students doing reports and term papers. Warning: it is a fascinating site and you may find it hard to leave!