This is just a demo map that you can delete right away, if you feel like it...
www.martinlutherking.org shows that everyone does not agree that MLK was a civil rights hero.
See page 50 of the November text for instructions to view back links.
Here is a survey from CosmoGirl and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy that reveals a shockingly high number of young teens sending nude pictures of themselves using their cell phones: http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/sextech/PDF/SexTech_Summary.pdf
Interesting blog responding to "sexting" problem. Blog discusses need for young people to realize the potential consequences for employment/college admissions when posting this type of content and discusses the need for young people to become digitally responsible. http://blog.thenationalcampaign.org/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=sexting&blog_id=1&IncludeBlogs=1
Using an iGoogle page or netvibes allows you to receive only updates from your favorite websites saving you valuable research time.
A delicious account is a great way to organize your bookmarks by any category you need., Delicious has proved to be very helpful when using multiple computers researching a topic.
Webquests are a fun and engaging way for students to explore a topic. http://webquest.org/index.php
The National Council for the Social Studies has great resources for educators:www.socialstudies.org, A social studies teacher has posted a funny video describing facebook manners. Although the video is humorous, it has good point related to digital responsibility:http://ncssnetwork.ning.com/profiles/blogs/facebook-manners-video
Surveymonkey.com allows you to easily make surveys. This is a great tool for getting kids to think about making good questions and can help the class easily collect social studies data for research and projects.
Graphic organizers help many students learn and many sites offer them for free: http://freeology.com/graphicorgs/
By communicating with the teacher via message boards or e mail teaches the students the norms and skills needed when communicating for professional purposes online.
Here are some podcasts from Mr. Conrad's AP World History class:http://whappodcast.com/ Mr. Conrad is doing a great job making his students use technology to make study guides.
This site provides information about "cyberbullying" and what can be done to lessen its effects on young people. http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html
I have my own ideas about advocating for students and reducing the impact of the digital divide. Read about it in my blog: http://britt121.blogspot.com/