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Teacher Discussion Lounge: Facilitating School Staff Communication

May 7, 2011

While it’s important to remain connected with your fellow teachers, finding the time to do so can be difficult in the often hectic school environment. To help solve this dilemma, we’ve designed the Teacher Discussion Lounge within the system to facilitate discussions between school staff members.

The Teacher Discussion Lounge is an easy-to-use tool allowing you to discuss important topics with your fellow teachers. Use the lounge to discuss features within the system, chat about school happenings, or any other topics that come to mind. Here are a few details on this feature to help you successfully implement it into your school environment.

Exclusive Teacher Feature

The Teacher Discussion Lounge appears on the home page of the system and is only visible to teachers. The home page is an ideal location allowing you to quickly read new posts from other staff members with each visit.

After logging in to your account, you’ll see a box with the words “What’s up? Share and discuss with other teachers.” This is the main tool of the Teacher Discussion Lounge you’ll use to post new topics to the discussion board. You can type anything in the discussion box and, again, the feature is only available to teachers using the system.

Your name along with a profile picture will appear with each post that’s submitted. Your profile picture can be changed from the My Profile section of the system.

Easy Reply Function

Other teachers can easily respond to your posts using the comment feature that’s listed below each post. The comments section will continue expanding as new responses are submitted by various staff members. This functioning allows you to quickly stay in contact with your colleagues on important school topics and learn more about your fellow teachers when discussing non-school related items.

If you have two browsers simultaneously opened, you’ll immediately see replies appearing as they’re submitted in the other browser. This prevents a delay in communications and provides instantaneous information to remain in contact with the other teachers at your school. If, at any point you feel it necessary to do so, you can delete any previous posts and replies you’ve submitted.

The Teacher Discussion Lounge is yet another feature in the suite of products designed to facilitate communication between teachers. While each school using the system will likely find different purposes for the discussion lounge, it will undoubtedly prove to be a valuable tool for all who use it. If you would like to see the Teacher Discussion Lounge in action, view the brief tour video below.

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