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New Community Features!

Get inspired and expand your PLN with our new site features.

Bob Moyce | March 30, 2016

We're constantly looking for ways to make our edtech ratings and reviews platform even better so you can continue to easily discover new edtech tools, learn best practices, and share your expertise with like-minded peers. 

Our most recent update includes exciting new community features and a streamlined way for you to save and organize your favorite Common Sense Education content. We've made several changes to the My Desk experience to make it easier for you to access and manage your content and profile details. To view the new My Desk, select it from the drop-down user menu at the top of the site. 

Read on to learn more about all the updates, then head over to your Desk to check it out!

Activity Feed

Now you can see what other educators are up to on Common Sense Education! The new Activity Feed appears right on your Desk: My Feed shows activity for those educators you follow, and the Global Feed shows activity across the entire site. Get inspired and expand your PLN with this new, exciting feature!

Easier Content Management 

Now everything you've contributed to the site appears in easy-to-access lists. You can also access your in-progress draft content before you publish it to the site.

Save and Board Name Changes

Based on feedback from users, we changed the name of the "Save" button to "Bookmark" and updated "Boards" to "Collections."

Improved Collection Experience 

Coinciding with the name change for Bookmarks and Collections, it's now easier to add your Bookmarks to your Collections. While viewing your Bookmarks, you can select which ones to add to an existing Collection or create a new one.

New Add Bookmark Feature 

In addition to adding existing Bookmarks to your Collections, if you know the name of a Common Sense Education resource you want to add to a Collection, you can now add it as a Bookmark directly from your Desk.


We hope the new changes make using Common Sense Education even easier. Head over to your Desk and check them out today!