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Resources for the Busy Instructor: Apps, Internet Sites, and other Resources for Education, Training, and Professional Development

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Cybersecurity Supply/Demand Heat Map
This interactive heat map provides a granular snapshot of demand and supply data for cybersecurity jobs at the state and metro area levels, and can be used to grasp the challenges and opportunities facing your local cybersecurity workforce.

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Video Tutorials
Many people are aware that hundreds of thousands of cybersecurity positions in America are currently unfilled. However, very few people know how broad and varied the field of cybersecurity actually is and how to construct a workforce that meets their mission goals. The NICE Framework categorizes and describes cybersecurity work. The online searchable resource for the NICE Framework allows workforce developers, educators, and job seekers to explore specific work roles and knowledge, skills and abilities that are tied to each work role. This tutorial webinar will walk through the NICE Framework website and explore how to navigate the various work roles and associated links.

GetNetWise
Resources on topics relating to Internet education and safety.

Online News Association Resources
Tools, programs, technologies and other opportunities for the digital journalism community.

Google URL Shortener
Allows you to shorten a long url.

CERT
Information about Internet security issues from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Google Products
Google has expanded well beyond its well-known search engine — make long distance phone calls using Google Voice, draw 3D building models using Google SketchUp, and more.

Web Designer Depot
This site is a good source for web design and development tips.

SiteHoover
Create a homepage with links to all of your favorite websites.

Jing
Create screen captures that can be instantly shared by email or social media.

WordPress
Build your own classroom blog or website.

Open Office
Free, open-source software applications that allow you to edit Microsoft Office documents.

w3schools.com
Tutorials for learning all types of web production, including HTML, CSS, PHP, XML, and more.

Internet Society
Links to a range of perspectives on the history of the Internet.

Distance Education and Training Council
Nonprofit educational association that promotes excellence in distance education.

Webopedia
The online tech dictionary for students, educators, and IT professionals.

WiredSafety.org
Resources to help kids and parents navigate the Internet more safely.

NetSmartz411
Internet safety helpdesk.

OnGuard Online
Practical computer safety tips from the federal government and the technology industry.

MERLOT
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is an open source site that instructors can use to add peer reviewed content to courses.

StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon allows you to find sites that interest you.

Wiki Walk-Through
This tutorial talks about the basics of using a wiki, and then allows teachers to peruse content and grade-specific ideas for using wikis in the classroom.

Edublogs
Easy blogging for education; free for students.

Color Vision by Cal Henderson
This site has a tool that allows you to simulate the appearance of the site’s colors for people with different color visions/deficiencies.


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