Friday, April 11, 2008

diigo bookmarks 04/12/2008

  • The creation of a more robust electronic environment that is economically sustainable and contains independent sources for civic, cultural and socially conscious content will pave the way for a more democratic society both on and offline. Organizations and models that are making it a priority to shape our digital future are already emerging.

    tags: social studies, democracy, curriculum

    • Freecycle is an amazing community. My wife uses this frequently. - post by mjclausen
    • A web service for sharing and exploring information about neighborhoods, serves 63 cities, and 3217 neighborhoods in the U.S.
      • Could be a neat project for schools/classes to develop their own community info. - post by mjclausen
    • Using the latest technology, empowers ordinary people from every corner of the globe to directly contact key global decision-makers, corporations and the media.
    • Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.
    • The new free wiki encyclopedia of arguments and debates. As a "wiki", it enables anyone (you included) to easily present and organize the unique arguments made by third-party sources (ie. by scholars, experts, leaders,...) on both sides of a debate.
    • The "citizen's encyclopedia on Congress" that anyone— including you—can edit.
    • Gaming
    • Find out about the pollution problems in your community and learn who is responsible.
    • is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies.
    • An international organization - led by youth and empowered by technology. TakingITGlobal connects youth around the world to find inspiration, information and get involved in improving their local and global communities.
    • Digital Youth, UC Berkeley
      This project works to address this gap with a targeted set of ethnographic investigations into three emergent modes of informal learning that young people are practicing using new media technologies: communication, learning, and play.
    • Institute for Politics Democracy & the Internet, George Washington University
      Its mission is to promote the use of the Internet and new communication technologies in politics to enhance democratic values, encourage citizen participation and improve governance, at home and abroad; in short, to “democratize democracy.

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