Kidz Online (www.kidzlonline.org/) is an extensive resource for both students and teachers featuring technical background for such things as web site development and how to create classroom videos, plus on demand webcasts on five separate channels for students.
Internet 2 (www.internet2.edu/) is a high performance operation established for college and university research but now available for K-12 schools as well. For example, the Library of Congress has become a member and is connecting to Internet2’s Abilene Network. LOC is making educational outreach a major priority.
The Masie Center, (www.masie.com/) headed by training guru Elliott Masie, is one of the nation’s major corporate training operations, holding several large conferences a year. For those not able to attend, however, Masie furnishes an e mailed newsletter TechLearn Trends filled with new perspectives related to distance learning and ideas for the future of education
Placeware is now a division of Microsoft. Its program is called Live Meeting. (http://livemeeting.viewcentral.com/) Placeware transmits regular Webcasts featuring nationally renowned specialists dealing with such problems as leadership and globalization. More than 100 sessions are archived and can be reached through its web site.
Quoting from its Web site, “TakingITGlobal (TIG) (http://about.takingitglobal.org/) is an international organization; led by youth and enabled by technology. TIG connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action to improve their local and global communities.”
To quote from its Web site, “Tom Peters Company (www.tompeters.com) is dedicated to Tom’s vision of the new world in which we live and based on his latest book, Re-Imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age. Organizations that are committed to make a difference understand they must continually re-imagine and re-invent what’s possible; and to quickly and powerfully deliver on that possibility.” The ideas Tom promotes are valuable for every human being to consider as they reflect upon their own lives.