Making Sure your Meetings are Productive and Effective

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings are something that all managers and leaders need to be able to plan, organize, run and follow up on. When I was a project engineer, I had to run lots of meetings and had training in effective meetings at a couple different companies. Keys to Effective Meetings 1.

Meeting Organization with Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings, meetings, meetings. For meetings, it is indispensable. Here''s how: I clip the meeting/appointment slot from Outlook into Evernote. This way, everything related to the meeting is in one place. I use a template for meeting notes (see below) and copy it into this note. I will add questions I have before the meeting and then use it for the meeting itself. I tag the meeting note for easy searching later.

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More Inclusive Meetings

ProfHacker

We’ve written a lot here at ProfHacker about making meetings and conferences better. Recently, I came across this list from University of Michigan Department of Human Resources, 10 Tips for Inclusive Meetings. Profession conference inclusiveness meetings so many meetings

Avoid Death by PowerPoint: Flip Your Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

We were talking about how too many corporate meetings turn into death by PowerPoint. This was followed up by several meetings with key scientists to ascertain the threat that the incident posed for the mission. Meetings can also be flipped. So how do you flip a meeting?

7 Ways To Sabotage Meetings

The Innovative Educator

When you want to get a project done it is imperative that when working with others you understand what elements lead to a high performing team as well as understand the strategies required to make meetings effective.

Schedule with Meet

Hansen's Link to Tech

Welcome to Google Meet. Google Meet is simply a scheduled meeting space similar to apps such as GoToMeeting, Webex, and JoinMe however however is built on the G Suite platform to make it easy to connect with your colleagues. How to Connect (Option 1): Start a New Meeting.

Who Speaks at Meetings? Find Out with GenderTimer

ProfHacker

Nobody really likes meetings, but, at the same time, one has to work with other people. How unpopular are meetings? It looks like US Office of Strategic Services used typical meeting strategies as guidance for how to sabotage enemy organizations.)

When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

NPR Learning and Tech

Children in New Orleans suffer from trauma at high rates. Now, several schools there are focused on catching and helping students whose behavior may be a response to their suffering. Image credit: Clarence Williams/WWNO

5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting

TeachThought - Learn better.

How–And Why–We Flipped Our Teacher Staff Meetings. Staff Meeting. So if staff meetings tend to be ineffective, boring, and repetitive, why do we continue to run them the way they have always been run? What if teachers looked forward to going to staff meetings?

Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

With that being said it is important for school leaders to meet their stakeholders where they are at and engage them in two-way communications. Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have an article published in the digital version of ASCD's Educational Leadership.

Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty

Edutopia

Terry Heick School Leadership Remix and energize your school staff meetings by suggesting fresh approaches, making them meaningful, drawing on everyone's genius, and generating inspiring documentation for the community Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

6 Reasons to Lead Your Next Faculty Meeting with Nearpod

Class Tech Tips

If you’re a regular follower of my blog you’ve probably seen me highlight eight ways Nearpod can be used to check for understanding in the… The post 6 Reasons to Lead Your Next Faculty Meeting with Nearpod appeared first on Class Tech Tips. Nearpod is one of my favorite teaching tools! As a professional development facilitator it has become one of my go-to tools for leading a discussion, modeling best practices and engaging teachers.

5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards

eSchool News

Technology Tools to Meet NGSS Standards. The Science and Engineering Practices of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) require students to ‘obtain, evaluate, and communicate information’ (NGSS Lead States, 2013).

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What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Educator Innovator

Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. I also realized I need to make time to come to the National Writing Project Meeting EVERY YEAR! Educator Innovator Blog makerspace Making NWP Annual Meeting nwpam16

This Is What It’s Like To Teach Online And Meet Your Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

In this interview, Ian shares his experience and describes what it was like to meet his students face to face. First, as an experience is was truly moving to meet my students. My favorite part of teaching is meeting new students.

Spice It Up! 6 Tech Tools to Transform Your Staff Meeting

Fractus Learning

I am sure every educator looks forward to staff meetings, right? Many times, staff meetings become housekeeping lists, presentations on topics, and there is little interaction among teachers. After intense reflection, I have decided it is time to change the outlook of staff meetings.

#HourOfCode: #Minecraft meets Code.org

Teacher Tech

Are you ready for the #HourOfCode? Guest Blogger Steve Isaacs December 7–13 marks the 7th annual Computer Science Education week and the 3rd annual #HourOfCode Challenge spearheaded by Code.org. Code.org takes an approach to teaching coding by using iconic characters and the block.ly

When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

MindShift

Then she started meeting with a school social worker. “Shane has been struggling,” she says, describing a meeting just days before between herself, a social worker, a student dean and Shane’s mom.

Do’s & Don’ts to "PEP" Up Meetings For Success

The Innovative Educator

Most employees feel many meetings they attend are a waste of time but they don’t need to be. There are strategies you can implement as well as pitfalls you can avoid to help ensure your meetings are interesting, informative, productive and achieve desired outcomes.

4-Step Model for Productive Whole-Brained Meetings

The Innovative Educator

To run effective meetings it is helpful to have insights into the personality types of your colleagues using a tool like, DISC, which you can access for free here , Myers Briggs which you can access for free here , and Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI).

Meet Me Inside, Meet Me Inside

The Jose Vilson

The post Meet Me Inside, Meet Me Inside appeared first on The Jose Vilson. The students already dispersed. They left desks misaligned, books out-of-place, looseleaf discarded, and the only adult in the room weary.

How e-learning can meet some needs of struggling students

Neo LMS

Using technology to meet struggling students’ needs. The entire teaching and learning experience should be about gaining knowledge not meeting the standards. The post How e-learning can meet some needs of struggling students appeared first on NEO BLOG.

How to Schedule a Time to Meet with Other Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

The fifth graders had an optional meeting at 7 am where they could come to school to meet the other kids half a world away. Kids came early to school so they could meet other kids! Learners love to meet learners in other classrooms, but how can you make it simple ?

This Is How It Feels To Meet Your Online Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

Have you ever wondered what it can feel like to meet some of your online students in-person? I remember that one of the parents mentioned how it was a great experience being able to meet the other families in person and discuss their experiences.

STEM Project: When Minecraft Meets Google Streetview.

EdTech4Beginners

Google Street View is amazing. It allows you to walk the streets of the world and view amazing artefacts and monuments. Minecraft is a tool that can be used to build and create things. How can I use these tech tools in a STEM project?

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Meet Science App: Force and Motion Exploration

Class Tech Tips

Meet Science is an awesome app for science students and teachers. If you’re teaching force and motion this year you’ll want to take a look at the Meet Science app. … The post Meet Science App: Force and Motion Exploration appeared first on Class Tech Tips.

History Song Parodies Meet 8th Grade Culture

MiddleWeb

Song parodies can help students in history class create connections for themselves as they write their own lyrics about important events. As it turns out, writing songs in groups can also invoke 8th grade social machinations, teacher Jody Passanisi reports.

Meet ThingLink Expert Educator Sue Fitzgerald

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Meet Sue’s Fitzgerald''s Digital Self and learn more about her on the ThingLink Blog Digital Research Toolkit, by Sue Fitzgerald It''s Connected Educator month and today at ThingLink we are celebrating Sue Fitzgerald.

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps

MindShift

Even if you send out a group email for people to meet at a coffee shop on a particular afternoon, you’re technically starting an unconference. Find a session that meets your needs.

How to Use Voice to Text to Meet Learners' Needs

EdTechTeam

Pearson School Board @ MeldrumKim As teachers we meet lots of students and we try our best to meet their individual learning needs but sometimes we have a student like John. Kim Meldrum, M.Ed. Technology Innovation Consultant Lester B.

Meet ThingLink Expert Educator Jodie Johnston

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Meet Jodie Johnston''s digital self and learn more about her on the ThingLink Blog. Today we are celebrating Connected Educator month at ThingLink by introducing our readers to one or our Expert Educators, Jodie Johnston.

Stop, Start, Continue: Conceptual Understanding Meets Applied Problem Solving

Edutopia

Photo Credit: David Hawley David B Hawley Critical Thinking To better understand how educating individuals can make a global difference, consider what we should stop doing, what we should start doing, and what we should continue doing

Meet the ThingLink Teacher Challenge Participants

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Meet the ThingLink Challenge Participants Join the ThingLink Summer Teacher ChallengeThe Teacher Summer Challenge participants have begun to add images to our channel, Design Your Digital Self. We invite you to explore our channel and watch it grow.

Why Teacher Staff Meetings Suck–And How To Make Them Better

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Why Teacher Staff Meetings Suck–And How To Make Them Better appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Trending Terry Heick Experienced Teacher General

Writing Scaffolds to Meet Diverse Learning Needs

A Principal's Reflections

For example, Mrs. Montecuollo and Mrs. Westbrook could read student responses and be clear about what each writer needed to add or change in order to meet standard.

Meet Codie, a New Robot

My Paperless Classroom

From the perspective of a K-5 tech teacher, this is an exciting time. Everyday new tools come to market. The newest robot I know of is Codie. Codie looks like it will be easy for kids to program and one of the first functions they highlight is the ability to program it to dance.

Blended Learning Meets the Ghost of Textbooks Past

The Journal

No question: the future of educational technology is blended learning enacted in 1-to-1 classrooms. But: exactly what instruction will be delivered? In the past, textbooks played the role of providing teachers with the day-by-day, week-by-week, instructional roadmap.

Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

Edutopia

Elena Aguilar Teacher Leadership It's important for educators to examine their own biases so they connect more deeply with each child in their classrooms

5 Great Tools for Video Conferencing and Organizing Online Meetings

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 20, 2015 The power of video conferencing tools lies in their ability to engage audience through the use of visuals, interactive features and synchronous communication. The most popular.read more. vVdeo conferencing tools

Flipped Learning Meets Differentiated Instruction

Gaggle Speaks

Teachers continue to cope with the challenges of teaching to multiple learning styles. With the help of technology, personalized learning becomes more realistic while the strategies for advancing personalized learning are more powerful.