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AFT's Weingarten and TSL's Rogers on launch of 'Share My Lesson,' dubbed a 'digital filing cabinet' for teachers

School teachers will soon have a social network of their own. The American Federation of Teachers and TSL Education have created a website called "Share My Lesson," which will connect educators and their resources online. 

Teachers will be able to access peer lesson plans, download materials, share ideas and rate one another's work all at no cost. An algorithm will use peer ratings to make the most highly rated materials most prominent on the site.

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, tells Soledad O'Brien on CNN's "Starting Point" the goal of creating the site. "We've teamed up to make this an American product, for American teachers to ensure that they can share with each other online resources," Weingarten says.

"Share My Lesson" is scheduled to launch July 28th and is expected to get 100,000 users right away. It will be available to any educator in the U.S.

Weingarten and TSL Education CEO Louise Rogers explain the program this morning on "Starting Point."

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