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This advanced technology is free or inexpensive for computer users with access to microphones, video cameras and Internet. Additional uses for partnerships include:

  • Conducting team collaboration across two locations
  • Hosting a remote guest speaker
  • Conducting personnel interviews
  • Reporting current educational research

Partnering members can access web conferencing in multiple ways depending on the particular situation. Skype offers free web conferencing if participants use http://skype.com

Webpage or website

Most school districts have websites describing their schools with mission and vision statements. Most sites include a calendar of events, highlights of the past year and directions on how to get in contact with the membership. It is also a place to inform the public of any partnerships that have been formed or upcoming meeting invitations. In some cases, school site councils have invited universities to present their current research and open the meetings to the public.

There are a number of Internet sites that will provide faculty and students with free electronic space for meetings and projects. Over the past few years the webpage has been replaced by other social media sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. These media meet the Net Gener’s need for instant feedback and cyber interaction.


A blog is an abbreviated term for ‘web log”. It is text-based, and an ongoing commentary of information. The responses are displayed in reverse chronological order with the most recent information posted first. The blog may include:

  • Announcements
  • Reports
  • Shared reflections
  • Discussion topics
  • Posting of a professional challenge
  • Inviting collaborative solutions to current issues.

There are free Internet sites available to faculty for setting up a blog. They are easy to use by both faculty and students. One free website is (External Link) .


A podcast is “audio content” made available to the user on the Internet. Participants can use their computers, and/or other devices including iPods and MP3players. Listeners can access the audio content at their convenience. Uses of podcasts include:

  • Audio communication to students, staff and community
  • Standard messages, directions or welcome announcements
  • Short staff development audio trainings
  • Audio summary of procedure, new laws, or new information.

There are several free podcast websites available to faculty. One such website is (External Link) .

Electronic portfolio

Our schools and universities rely on accreditation for their survival. Agencies such as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) look for documentation that demonstrates collaboration, transparency and shared governance. The electronic portfolio is one way to capture the district, school or university activities in this area. Specifically, electronic portfolios may include:

  • Minutes made by partnership committees
  • Advisor committee meeting minutes
  • Documents
  • Resumes
  • Videos
  • WebPages

The electronic portfolio is an easy way to capture and document the agency’s activities and supports the assessment of their programs. It is one of the best options for storage, editing, retrieval and sharing of information (Orozco, 1999).

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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