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Collaboration for PD

Tip: There are several tools that you can use for staff development that extend the initial workshop. Podcasting: I think that portions of staff development could be recorded and then podcasted through the workshop's Web site. See the Wikipedia entry on Podcasting or do a Google search for podcast to learn more
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There are several tools that you can use for staff development that extend the initial workshop.

Podcasting: I think that portions of staff development could be recorded and then podcasted through the workshop's Web site. See the Wikipedia entry on FURL and del.icio.us offer syndicated bookmarks.

Wikis: I frequently set up a wiki page when I teach workshops or do a presentation where a significant number of participants have laptops and wireless access to the net. They take notes in the wiki space, creating a collaborative notebook for the session, which is then available after the workshop or presentation is over.

Submitted by:David F. Warlick

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