Web 2.0 Tools Used in Faculty Meeting

Below are descriptions for the Web 2.0 tools we used in this weeks faculty meeting. Boomerang was a big surprise and is now a part of my Gmail to be used for future occasions.

Boomerang for Gmail is a Chrome Browser Add-in that let's you schedule emails. Links to the Polleverywhere and Padlet were created ahead of time and timed to be sent during the meeting.

Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) is a free application to create an online bulletin board that you can use to display information for any topic. Easily create an account and build a new notice-board. You can add images, links, videos, and more. Settings allow you to make your wall completely open for public contributions, completely private, or moderated by you (you approve all contributions before they show). This is a device-agnostic tool, available on the web but also available for free as both an Android and iOS app. Use it from any device or move between several devices and still access your work. App and web versions vary slightly.

People participate by visiting a fast mobile-friendly web page for your event, sending text messages, or using Twitter. Instructions are displayed on-screen. The poll that is embedded within the presentation or web page will update in real time. Advanced uses include texting comments to a presentation, texting questions to a presenter, web voting, and SMS interactivity in print, radio, and TV.

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