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Free, easy-to-use, online tools (no downloading req'd) that can help you and your team efficiently communicate, collaborate and stay organized. Slides for presentation to ESC College Professional …

Free, easy-to-use, online tools (no downloading req'd) that can help you and your team efficiently communicate, collaborate and stay organized. Slides for presentation to ESC College Professional Conference, Feb 9-10, 2009. Associated presentation wiki: http://danascooltools.pbwiki.com/

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  • 1. Cool Tools!   to Enhance Collaboration, Communication and Organization photo by Daniel F. Pigatto (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pigatto/332193181/)  Dana Longley Empire State College, SUNY
  • 2. Organize and Share source photo by CatDancing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/catdancing/3005760286/)
    • Connect the silos:
    • Delicious : http:// delicious.com
        • Delicious Network
        • Diigo : http:// diigo.com
        • Diigo Groups
  • 3.  
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  • 5. Keep Up Feeling overloaded?
    • RSS Feed Readers:
    • Bloglines: http:// www.bloglines.com /
    • Google Reader: http:// www.google.com /reader
    (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bueny/2472455690/)
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  • 8. Collaborate photo by Algo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/algo/119176265/)
    • Google Docs : http:// docs.google.com /
    • Etherpad : http:// etherpad.com /
      • My Pad
    • Writewith : http:// www.writewith.com /
  • 9.  
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  • 12. Schedule and Plan Feel like this when it comes time to schedule a meeting? photo by DrBacchus (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbowen/1148435913/)
    • Doodle : http:// www.doodle.com /
    • Remember the Milk : http:// www.rememberthemilk.com /
    • GatherGrid : http:// www.gathergrid.com /
    • WhenisGood : http:// whenisgood.net /
  • 13.  
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  • 16. Tool Assessment Woman Inspecting Transistor, 1948 © Bettmann/CORBIS
    • Fill existing need / improve workflow?
      • Avoid "wow" factor
      • Test it / "proof of concept"
    • Security & Privacy Issues
      • "Terms of Use" & "Privacy Statement"
    • Usability
    • Free vs fee
    • Hosted or not?
    • Maintenance: stability / scalability
  • 17. Get Off the Ground
    • Sell It
      • Proof-of-concept prototype
        • show how it can be used
        • let stakeholders play with it
      • Save time / effort / improve workflow or communication
    •  
    • Get Buy In
      • Be model user of tool
      • Make sure it meets an existing need
      • Seek stakeholder input early
    photo by jurvetson (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/302869583/)