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Evernote Use #8- Create an Online Meeting Agenda
For our inservice today, I had several links I wanted to share with our faculty along with an agenda for the meeting. In our previous inservice meetings, we printed an agenda for each faculty member. Not this time.
This time we created an online meeting agenda similar to this one and shared it with our faculty.
How we created it: We created our meeting agenda in an Evernote note and shared the note’s URL.
How we shared the link: Our school is BYOD– for students and teachers– so many of our teachers do not have their own iPads. However, for our faculty meeting today, we borrowed a class set of iPads from one of our elementary campuses. When teachers walked into the media center, we had iPads (with the apps we were going to showcase pre-loaded) set out for them to use and a link projected on the screen (bit.ly/LJCfdd). Teachers opened up Safari and typed the link. Not ideal– but it worked.
What would be ideal is if our teachers had their owns iPads. If so, we could email a link for our agenda in advance (weeks in advance, if necessary) and teachers could bookmark it– even if the agenda hadn’t been created (see image below). In the email, we would also communicate which apps they should download prior to the meeting.
Back to today– once each teacher found our agenda, they could follow along and click on the links. For the links to apps, I hyperlinked them to open the app that had already been pre-loaded on the iPads. (Note: For our padlet discussion today, the link on our actual agenda opened a new board specifically for our session. In the example agenda used in this post, the padlet link to their homepage.)
In the inservice follow-up email I’ll send our faculty, I’ll include a link to today’s agenda as well as the key takeaways and resources. By giving teachers the agenda link again, they can bookmark the link on their own computer and go back to some of the resources we discussed today.
I am so excited about using online meeting agendas! Today was very successful and although it was tech-focused, we didn’t have the usual tech-frustrations. Our time was used more efficiently since faculty members needed to only click and go.
For your next inservice, I recommend using Evernote to create an online meeting agenda. I certainly will be using it again.
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