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If you are new to computers, we can show you how to use these tools: from learning the basics to software, storage and more.
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TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.
Since then its scope has become ever broader.
Many more can be found on their website.
The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. We address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm, and how better to understand and, where necessary change, the world.
<- Watch the introduction video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q28W7N6Th58
(The “book” is now slightly hidden. Click on the link above and then click on “Browse Articles By Topic” in the upper right hand corner of the screen → to see the list of topics, then click on the topic to see the list of articles. It is a very large library! )
It’s called The Book of Life because it’s about the most substantial things in your life: your relationships, your income, your career, your anxieties. In a world overflowing with information, and amidst all the chaos and disparate sources of knowledge, the Book of Life authors are attempting to distill, to compress, to say what is essential.
The Book of Life is being written by many people over a long time; it keeps changing and evolving. It is filled with images and films as well as texts. By floating online, it can grow a bit every day or so, as new things come along and it can be equally accessible all around the world, at anytime, for free. Just like a regular book, The Book of Life is divided into chapters: it’s our way of carving up reality and throwing the emphasis on what matters most. We’re aiming at a certain voice: calm, reassuring, sane – because few of us (including the authors) manage to be these things for very much of the time.
I’ve included the Table of Contents here so you can see what is in the book even if you are reading this inside of one of our nation’s prisons. Perhaps then you can ask a friend or family member to locate the entry on the internet and print it to mail to you.
The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.
Many more can be found on their website.
The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) and its affiliated faculty have created a library of community building workbooks, published scholarly articles, books, and chapters oriented to an array of audiences.
ABCD Institute is co-directed by John L. McKnight and John P. Kretzmann who have demonstrated that community assets are key building blocks in sustainable urban and rural community revitalization efforts. These community assets include:
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today..
A person with a learning disability such as dyslexia, or who is blind or has low vision and who is unable to read standard print, or who has a physical disability and is unable to read, may qualify for Bookshare as long as a competent authority confirms that the learning challenge significantly interferes with reading.
The Khan Academy is on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace. They offer a library of over 3,500 videos which covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities, finance and history. Each video is approximately 10 minutes long and especially purposed for viewing on the computer. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone, and the materials and resources are free.
There is a critical gap in education. But it isn’t an “achievement gap” as the media often describes
it. It’s an opportunity gap. We can close this gap, and help these three million students discover
and achieve their dreams, by connecting students who want to learn and adults who have
something to teach…families with big dreams and volunteers with big hearts…visionary school
leaders and a non-profit with a proven model…citizens and schools.
The Heroic Imagination Project (HIP) provides knowledge, tools, strategies, and exercises to
individuals and groups to help them to overcome the social and psychological forces which can
keep them from taking effective action at crucial moments in their lives.
Different forms of influence require different strategies and tactics for resisting or neutralizing them.
We have created this page to extend a simple understanding of some of the more common physical health challenges and ways to remedy them to aim for optimal health.