Monday, June 29, 2015

Do Staff Meetings Better

I am here at ISTE2015. 20,000 school innovators all in one place! This conference is absolutely amazing and I am looking forward to sharing some of the great tools and practices out there that help foster student engagement. 

But before I dive in, I have been wanting to share a tool that is from outside of the EdTech world but that has potential to greatly improve one of the most universal components of schools.... the staff meeting! Yes, the lowly staff meeting.

Now staff meetings can be invigorating and empowering experiences - a time when teachers and administrators can dive into the 'why's' of their practice and leverage collective wisdom to become better. Or.... they can be an automated and dull roll call of bureaucratic updates and long-winded discussions that can meander well off of the agenda.  My experience is that staff meetings are usually somewhere in between.

Check out Do.com. This terrific service pulls your calendar events off of Google Calendar or Office 365 and builds a beautiful timeline. Find a meeting in your timeline and you can invite participants to add agenda items, add notes to the agenda items and share documents related to the agenda item. 

And Do.com goes a big step further. During meetings everyone see's a very well designed workflow of agenda items on a projector or on individual screens. As notes are added to the agenda items, they can be categorized as "Followup" or "Outcomes". This brings everyone to consensus on what is agreed upon and what needs to happen next. Really amazing! At the start of the next meeting, the Followups can be revisited to track progress.

There are other cool features like a countdown timer to keep meetings from running late, a place for private notes and the ability to export the meeting agenda (to satisfy the district folks for instance.)

And the mobile app (which is also beautiful) allows you to quickly send quick emails to all of the meeting invites - like an apology that you are running late. 

Try it out. And consider trying it out with meetings in the classroom too!

14 comments:

Wenni Donna said...

Elated to know about this information on the staff meetings. I am planning to arrange my company’s board meeting and searched on internet for exemplary corporate events Chicago venues. Planning to book the perfect venue soon.

Daviner said...

This is a good application. You can plan your study or to-do list. I think this is a useful application. I often use programs and assistant sites https://essayexplorer.com/review/papersowl/ that help make the world easier. This search site is similar to the student’s universal library.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing great tools and practices with us. It is very useful application and want to share the salient features of this application at https://www.behance.net/mitaburke

Zdeněk Šrámek said...

Watch the experts. Youtube and other video sites are filled with people showing off their skills in every game imaginable, so take advantage of this resource. Stuck on a particularly challenging level? See exactly what it takes to get past it from someone who has done it before. You might see the very technique or item you need to finally master your game. https://ifreegiveaways.net/american-express-card-generator/

Taylor Bara said...

Here are an interesting thoughts on homework and load https://justdomyhomework.com/blog/why-are-students-given-so-much-homework that students get this time.

Tim Nollan said...

We treat the evaluation process serious and don’t publish fake reviews. In this https://scamfighter.net/review/essaybot.com review you can learn all information about the company which you won’t find elsewhere.

meldaresearchusa said...

Custom Assignment Writing Service company is well known for hiring highly qualified Assignment Writing Service Writers to handle any College Assignment Writing Service.

Maria Joseph said...

When any of the people start teaching as a career they definitely face some real issues like above discussed but when the same body complete the Childcare diploma and experience the Childcare course assignment help this kind of courses and activities can reduce the tension and pressure of the professional career in all respects.

Admin said...

Kampala International University (KIU) founded in 2001 is a private chartered University in the Republic of Uganda. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of Africa Universities as well as the Inter University-Council of East Africa. KIU offers a variety of programs in Health Sciences, Science and Technology, Engineering, Business and Management, Law, Humanities and Education.
kampala international university

dorcassmith said...

Law Assignment Writing Services are hard to come across for those in need of Law Research Writing Services and law essay writing services.

Florahmelda said...

English literature assignment writing services are essential for English literature coursework writing service students and English Literature Writing Services seekers.

iGet Solutions said...

Some times you need only pickup and drop and your budget is limited, At that time don't worry we will provide you our one way taxi services from anywhere to anywhere anytime..Our fleets are available accordingly your demand and your choice. We have specialties in providing best taxi services to people on rental or hire and we are also offering tours packages to our customers at affordable prices. We have all kind of taxi or car for services. Our taxi services includes the latest and new modern car and coach like Toyota Innova, Tata Indica, Tata indigo, Toyota Etios Sunny and Tempo Traveller many more for travels.


Cabs Service in Ajmer | Cabs Service in Udaipur | Cabs Service in Haridwar | Cabs Service in Jodhpur | Cabs Service in Goa

iGet Solutions said...

Cabs Service in Agra | Cabs Service in Nainital | Cabs Service in Mussoorie | Cabs Service in Dehradun | Cabs Service in Varanasi | Cabs Service in Noida | Cabs Service in Ghaziabad | Cabs Service in Shimla | Cabs Service in Bangalore | Cabs Service in Mumbai

iGet Solutions said...

Cabs Service in Pune | Cabs Service in Gurgaon | Cabs Service in Delhi | Cabs Service in Ahmedabad | Cabs Service in Mumbai