TeachersFirst Brings Web 2.0 Tools to Educators


Non-profit TeachersFirst has partnered with Web technology provider TRintuition to launch the Building Learners Project, a service that allows educators to develop online collaborative learning projects using Web 2.0 technologies.

The partnership brings TRintuition's the workBench to TeachersFirst members. The workBench is an online authoring tool focused on education and designed for producing ePortfolios, student projects, and presentations. It also provides online communities for classes, teacher support groups, online training, and other activities.

As part of the partnership launch, 100 TeachersFirst members will be able to use the premium-level features of the workBench at no charge. Membership is free. Those wishing to participate can fill out an online application at the TeachersFirst site. A free, feature-limited version is also available for those who are not among the first 100 to sign up.

A membership application for TeachersFirst is available here. Further information about the Building Learners Project is available here.

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