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Carol J. Williams, Associate Editor






Using Technology
in Teaching Community Organizing



Carol J. Williams, Associate Editor
caroljwilliams@worldnet.att.net

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There has been much discussion of the digital divide: the technology "haves" and "have nots". Social work consumers, and even some of our students, are likely to be classified among the "have nots". In community organizing, the internet offers new resources as well as new challenges. This article will explore some of these resources and opportunities that the internet offers to community organizers and to those of us who teach community organizing.

The resource material is organized into the following categories:

Studying a community
Free organizing resources
Funding information on federal grants, foundations, and corporations
Federal legislative contacts
Government documents online
Examples of web-based community organizing

It can be found on the web, complete with links to each listed site, at:

http://agencyweb.org/teachingco/

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...Hello Dave...

Listserv



For those interested in exchanging their experiences
in using technology in teaching community organizing,
I have established a listserv.


Please email me if you would like to join that list:

Click on this link to email me at: caroljwilliams@worldnet.att.net

Web Sites Useful in Teaching/Doing Community Organizing

Studying the Community

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You can click on each of the links below to view the sites. Use your browser's "back" button to return to BPD Update Online.

Community Geography - http://www.mapquest.com

State Websites - http://www.state.nj.us/

(http://www.state.??.us/) Substitute your state's abbreviation for ??

New Jersey Municipal Web Sites - http://www.state.nj.us/localgov.htm

New Jersey Municipal Directory - Index of New Jersey Municipal Websites - http://www.cityconnections.com//muni/muniview.html

New Jersey State Library - http://www.njstatelib.org/

Cyber Reference Desk: Cyber Reference Desk - http://www.njstatelib.org/cyberdesk/

(You can substitute your state library for New Jersey's state library.)

American Factfinder (United States Census Data) - http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/BasicFactsServlet

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