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TAPPED IN

Tapped In is a Web-based learning environment created by SRI International to transform teacher professional development (TPD) for professional development providers and educators. K-12 teachers and librarians, professional development staff, teacher education faculty and students, and researchers engage in professional development programs and informal collaborative activities with colleagues. Anyone can join, but tenant partner organizations get custom virtual buildings within the Tapped In environment: a reception and public rooms, assigned group rooms, and personal offices for members affiliated with the organization. The layout functions like a virtual campus. Users can create both Text Notes and Image Notes in the personal office or a group room where one is a member. Tapped In can be a great way to exchange files with others or a place to start a library of useful documents. You can upload files to rooms that you own or have joined as a member of a group. By default, you have 3 MB of file space. Files can be documents, pictures, spreadsheets, etc. Once they are uploaded, anyone who can access the room can see the files. Links can be added like "Favorites" or "Bookmarks" in your Internet browser. The benefit of placing links in Tapped In is that you can access them from any computer, any time, and you can share them with others. Each room in Tapped In has its own threaded discussion board.

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Jane Moore
Jane Moore (Faculty)
12 years ago
We use Tapped In for our technology committee meetings. We have a regular meeting time and space in Tapped In and all members of the committee, regardless of location and weather are able to participate.