Social Network Aims To Connect Teachers Around the World


The Schools United has recently launched a new online social network designed to provide educators around the world a no-cost platform to communicate and collaborate on all things education.

Like other social networking sites, schools using the platform are given a "profile page" where they can post information such as number of students, location, and type of institution. The page can also be used to share photos, videos, and user comments. Profile administrators can add staff members to the school profile, providing them the opportunity to communicate with other educators in the overall network.

"With the launch of The Schools United, anyone in the field of education anywhere in the world, has an established, enthusiastic community of colleagues at their fingertips, ready to share information and resources pertinent to the field of teaching, and support one another in their teaching careers," said Christopher Jubb, creative director of The Schools United, in a prepared statement.

In addition to the individual profiles, the site includes various "communities" centered on topics of interest, such as math, science, and music, intended to give teachers an opportunity to develop meaningful professional relationships with their peers, no matter their physical location.

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