Templates and Tutorials
We have a whole website dedicated to tools for Thoughtstream.
There you'll find video and printed tutorials to get you started and in for more in depth topics.
You'll also find an ever expanding suite of templates that you can load into your Thoughtstream to get you started with great questions.
And you can find a calendar for our weekly webinars about Thoughtstream.
You can even give us comments about all these things so we can even make them better.
Visit Thoughtstream Tools
Our training video's are on our tools site described just above or you can find them on our youtube channel.
All of our documentation is available within our Facilitator Application. Here are a few samples:
The Thoughtstream Introduction Doc
The Thoughtstream In a Nutshell Guide
Thoughtstream is based on decades of academic research about cooperation, collaboration and game theory.
Thoughtstream Research Perspectives provides an overview of the research background to our process.
The James Surowiecki book The Wisdom of Crowds provides a really good non-academic overview of cooperation. Wikipedia has a good summary of the book here
Thoughtstream Engagement Papers
Five Criteria for Effective Stakeholder Engagement in Education
An in depth look at the vital role stakeholder engagement plays in effective leadership in education.
Acting Locally, Changing Globally
An article exploring the challenges inherent in the current system of education policy creation and action, presenting a structure for addressing these dominant issues that takes into account the nuances and priorities of the local community.
Parent Participation Roadblocks.
A great article regarding educational engagement that outlines and helps define
the challenge of engaging a busy and passionate group of stakeholders:
An Independent Review of Thoughtstream
Click here to download an independent and external tech review.