Computers/Technology

Understanding Content Filtering: An FAQ for Nonprofits

Understanding Content Filtering: An FAQ for Nonprofits

What to know before you restrict access to online materials

 

By: Brian Satterfield

June 4, 2007

Content-Filtering Tools: An FAQ for Nonprofits

Content-Filtering Tools: An FAQ for Nonprofits

Advice to help you choose software or hardware for your computer lab

By: Brian Satterfield

June 5, 2007

The Truth About Fundraising for CTCs

The Truth About Fundraising for CTCs

Obtain startup funding or ongoing funding for your center

By: Jim Lynch

November 29, 2001

A Brief Tour of Web Resources for CTCs

A Brief Tour of Web Resources for CTCs

Curriculum, technology resources, and more

By: George Gundrey

June 19, 2000

The Web has some good resources for CTCs, if you know where to look. While there are some good sites specifically for CTCs, there are also other more general sites about technology, curriculum and other issues which affect CTCs.

Thinking About Community Technology and the Digital Divide

Thinking About Community Technology and the Digital Divide

Why computer access is an important topic

By: Josh Senyak and Albert Fong

November 30, 2000

Five Timesaving Tips for Computer Lab Managers

Five Timesaving Tips for Computer Lab Managers

Reduce maintenance hassles on public machines

By: Brian Satterfield

June 8, 2007

Tips for Sharing Computers with Non-Staff

Tips for Sharing Computers with Non-Staff

How to help your constituents and protect your computers

By: Kami Griffiths

November 19, 2007

A Nonprofit Guide to Getting Started with RSS

  1. Decide what type of aggregator you want to use
    1. web-based -- why would you choose this? recommend: bloglines (xplatform)
      1. You work on a variety of different computers
      2. You are usually connected to the internet
      3. You want to use an application -- browser -- that you already have on your machine
      4. You want to be able to access your information on public access computers
    2. mail client -- why would you choose this?

Technology Planning Template

The template below is a comprehensive Technology Plan (35 pages in total).

Link: http://www.urbanministry.org/files/Technology%20Planning%20Template.4.doc

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Source: http://www.consultantcommons.org

Youth Computer Assessments

These assessments of computer knowledge and skills, for elementary and middle school students, can provide a general indication of students' familiarity with computers.

They were developed by Camille Britton and Evan Donovan of TechMission.

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