NTN community groups are a place for teachers to connect, collaborate, and share in relation to a specific topic or idea. For example, some existing groups are: High School Social Studies, Elementary K-2, Ready to Use PD, School Directors and Leaders, and more. Groups are created either by NTN staff members or NTN teachers/leaders. As a member of NTN you have the ability to search, explore, and join existing groups or create a group of your own.
To learn more about searching, creating, and/or joining NTN community groups, click on the choose app tool located in the top toolar and select Community.
Search, Explore, and Join Community Groups
To search for existing groups, click Discover groups.
Filter groups by:
- Grade level
Once you find a group you are interested it, learn more about it by clicking on its name.
Here you will be able to see:
- The group overview
- Conversations happening within the group
- Members in the group
- Files shared with the group
From this page you can also
- Bookmark the group, adding a quick link to it on your My community page
- Join the group
- Get a reference number for the group to send to others.
Create a Community Group
To create a community group, navigate back to your My community page.
In the lower right-hand corner click the Create group icon.
In Community group - Create window, fill out the group information as completely as possible.
When finished click save.
A link to the group you have created will now live on your My community page with the words (owner) next to it.
Others in the network can find and join the group (if it is public) using key words, subject area, and grade level.
Invite others to join your group by sending them your group's reference number so they can find it easily.
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