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The ability to work together on group projects is seen as an increasingly important skill for the 21st-century workplace, and a growing number of schools are rewriting their curriculum to include opportunities for students to communicate and collaborate as a result.

But communication and collaboration aren’t just necessary for students. To manage the education process successfully, teachers and school leaders themselves must have access to programs that will enable them to easily communicate and collaborate with colleagues in their own districts and elsewhere.

Fortunately, a number of free or low-cost technology tools exist to help educators and students communicate and collaborate effectively. With the generous support of Microsoft Corp., we’ve assembled this collection of stories from our archives, along with other valuable resources, to help you and your staff make the most of these online tools.

—The Editors

About the Author:

Jeff Festa


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