America's Students Need a Technologically Advanced Education Today To Compete in the Workforce of Tomorrow
Not all of our schools have the technological resources to enrich the education of today’s students to adequately prepare them for the fierce competition that they will face as members of tomorrow’s workforce.
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TECH CORPS was created to address this challenge. Building on the Peace Corps paradigm of progress through personal service, CIO publisher Gary Beach founded TECH CORPS in 1995 as a national nonprofit that would challenge Americans to help build the technology infrastructure of our nation’s schools. Today, thanks to thousands of technology professionals who responded to the call, TECH CORPS volunteers are helping put new technologies to effective use in schools, and communities across the nation.
You, too,can be a part of this outstanding organization. You can register your school or school district to become a TECH CORPS site. You can become a volunteer and share your passions, knowledge and skills to help schools use today’s technologies. Or your company can become a state or national corporate sponsor and help to bring technology into America’s classrooms. Learn more about us by exploring our web site.
Internet Safety Resources
Internet Safety OrganizationsSelected national organizations dedicated to protecting children online, and to educating parents, educators, and other concerned adults about how they can help keep children safe. If you, your child or your student encounter inappropriate online material or behavior, contact these organizations for information and assistance.
Safe Sites for Teaching and LearningSome of the latest and greatest educational sites for kids and teens as well as for parents, educators and other concerned adults.
Safety Resources for ParentsA short list of great sites for those who want to ensure their children’s safety online, both at home and at school.
Safe Sites for Kids, Tweens, and TeensA short list of excellent safe sites for children and teens, that together include thousands of links to some of the best age-appropriate material available online today.
Internet Content Control ProductsShopping for a filter to install at home or at school? Try this short list of products that have been given top ratings by independent experts like PC Magazine.
Internet Content Control Background & ResourcesWant to know how you can control the content (text, graphics, etc.) that your child or student has access to online? Learn more about the different rating systems, filtering options, and other content control approaches here.
General Information on Internet SafetyExcellent references and resources to help you learn more about how to balance online protection and online privacy.
Quizzes, Contracts, & Acceptable Use PoliciesNeed help in designing online safety rules for your child? Want to know how to develop an effective AUP for your district, school or classroom? Check out these exemplary models of home and school safety rules. Want more? Go online with your child or student to test their new knowledge of online safety with these interactive quizzes.
Internet Safety PrimerNot sure what online safety is all about? Read this quick overview
TECH CORPS is pleased to work with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in their efforts to locate and recover missing children, promote child protection, and educate students on the safe use of the Internet.
USA Today Educate – teacher resources.
Youthlinc.org – creating lifetime humanitarians.
CA Safe Schools Coalition – Protecting students from discrimination and harassment.
FaceTheFactsUSA.org – USA fact checks.