Resources

For Students | For Teachers & Group Leaders | Tools | Theory

Students

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Subscribe: The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is a nonprofit research and educational organization that provides technical assistance …

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Subscribe to the National Digital Inclusion Alliance channel on YouTube.

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Subscribe to the Althea.net channel on YouTube.

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Subscribe to the NYC Mesh channel on YouTube.

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Download “Digital Opportunities Compass: Metrics to Monitor, Evaluate, and Guide Broadband and Digital Equity Policy” By Colin Rhinesmith, Pierrette Renée Dagg, Johannes M. Bauer, Greta Byrum, and Aaron Schill – Quello Center at Michigan State University

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Subscribe to the Internet Society channel on YouTube.

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Download “A Handbook for the Effective Administration of State and Local Digital Equity Programs” by Paul Garnett and Deborah Lathen, February 2023.

Teachers & Group Leaders

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Skills Commons provides Open Educational Resources. They are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.

Broadband Community

Subscribe to The Broadband Community channel on YouTube.

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Visit the American Library Association to see Digital Equity Resources for Libraries.

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Subscribe to the LearnDash channel on YouTube to learn how to create courses and see their docs which include videos

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Subscribe to the Broadband Breakfast channel on YouTube.

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Subscribe to the BuddyBoss WordPress theme channel on YouTube to learn about groups, forums, message passing and more. Also, see their docs, which include many videos.

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Join Broadband.Money, the fastest way to discover and win broadband grants.

Devices

PCs for People

PCs for People provides refurbished computers to eligible customers for affordable prices & low-cost high-speed internet solutions.

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Human-I-T is a nonprofit and social enterprise that creates equitable access to opportunity by providing devices, internet access, digital skills training, and tech support for communities left on the wrong side of the digital divide,

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Kramden Institute’s mission is to provide technology tools and training to bridge the digital divide. At this time, computers must be picked up from the Kramden office in Durham, NC. Kramden is not able to ship.

Tools we can help you learn

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Read “Project Management for Nonprofits: 4 ways to use Trello

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Twilio for social impact: Engage your community, volunteers, and donors on the communication channels they use every day.

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Learn Canva

Learn how to add audio to a slide deck. Make a video presentation with music and voice for free using Canva!

Theory

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Watch the YouTube channel for the Systems Innovation Network, and learn how to change systems rather than just parts.

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Read the book “Farm Fresh Broadband, the Politics of Rural Connectivity” by Christopher Ali.

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Read the book “Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution―and Why America Might Miss It” – December 11, 2018 by Susan Crawford.