I absolutely agree with this column. We limit ourselves and our students if we can not access technology to help us learn. I am a professional and can multitask. Please do not tell me how best to interact with new material. Likewise, if we do not train our students to use technology to enhance their performance in all settings than we are sending very mixed messages.
Check out the following ideas from ‘The Innovative Educator’.
Here are a dozen ideas to update meetings followed by a description of each.
- Wiffiti and Twitter Enable You to Connect with Participants
- Paper.li and Twitter Allow You to Put Together A Professional Meeting Daily
- Camera Phones and Flickr Allow You to Efficiently Capture Notes and Ideas
- Google Spreadsheets Allows You to Stop Wasting Time and Paper
- Learning Networks Enable You to Efficiently Capture, Collect, Reflect, and Respond to Ideas
- Texting, BBM, Crunch, etc. Promote the Sharing and Processing of Ideas
- Back-Channeling for Instant Feedback and Meaning Making
- Twitter Allows You to Connect Globally
- Google Docs and Twitter Make for Powerful Global Collaboration
- uStream Brings Meetings to Those Who Can’t Attend Face-2-Face
- iPads and Dropbox Make for an Efficient and Paperless Environment
- Taking a Minute to Honor Technology