Tools for Collaboration

As an administrator, I am learning how to promote collaboration among a linguistically-diverse staff. These are tools which promote collaboration and shared ideas among adults.


This mind-mapping app is useful for mapping ideas, such as for theme planning, or collecting observations about a child. It can be used independently or collaboratively. Ideas can be saved, emailed,or printed.



A multi-collaborator tool for shared documents and spreadsheets. Makes use of an individual’s QQ or WeChat account to log in. Not as versatile as Google Docs, but a great tool for the mainland.



This website allows users to create visually engaging newsletters and distribute to up to 2,000 subscribers for free. Branding and colors can be updated and templates can be created and saved for future use. It is a great tool for sending information, photos, and videos to a large audience.

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Slack is a communication tool for groups. This can be helpful for passing quick messages to colleagues, sharing files, and coordinating projects. It keeps work-related communications separate from personal communication pathways. Enabling do-not-disturb modes can help reduce the pressure to engage with messages during the evenings and weekends.

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