Collaboration Tools for UUs

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Introduces Google Docs and Google Sites as tools for congregations - and small groups and committees within congregations - to accomplish goals and maintain momentum between meetings by working together online. By maintaining momentum, we can be that much more effective in building the beloved community.

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Collaboration Tools for UUs

  1. 1. Collaboration Tools for Building the Beloved Community<br />By Wendy DeGroat<br />District Annual Meeting, May 2010<br />First UU Richmond<br />wendy.degroat@gmail.com<br />
  2. 2. This presentation contains photos from Flickr that have Creative Commons licenses.<br />An attribution list appears on the last slide.<br />
  3. 3. Ideas are good<br />
  4. 4. Results are better<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6.
  7. 7. Contribute on your schedule<br />
  8. 8. OnlineCollaborative Space<br />
  9. 9. Now’s a great time to Google<br />
  10. 10. What can you do with Docs?<br />Work together online<br />Back up and share documents<br />Discuss ideas<br />Make decisions<br />Plan events<br />Create documents<br />Gather information<br />Publish documents<br />
  11. 11. Maintain momentum<br />
  12. 12. What do you need?<br />Shared commitment<br />Clear goal/purpose<br />Internet connection<br />Google account<br />
  13. 13. Why try it?<br />Has this every happened to you?<br />Is this the newest version?<br />Do you have a Mac or PC?<br />I can’t open the attachment you emailed<br />And what about these…<br />Who has the flyer we made last year?<br />Oh, those files were on Stan’s computer - did anyone get them before he moved?<br />
  14. 14. Can you imagine this?<br />Share/create documents online<br />See changes instantly<br />Chat about the changes you’re making while you’re making them <br />Keep the document in shared space<br />If people move, the files are still there<br />Publish finished documents from Docs or by posting the file to a web site<br />
  15. 15. Your files – view list or thumbnails<br />
  16. 16. Upload a file<br />
  17. 17. Create a spreadsheet or document<br />
  18. 18. Create a form (survey)<br />
  19. 19. Share - Let others view or edit<br /><ul><li>Folder
  20. 20. Document
  21. 21. One sheet of a spreadsheet</li></li></ul><li>Publish<br /><ul><li>Email/IM a link
  22. 22. Post link on web
  23. 23. Insert document on page in Sites</li></li></ul><li>And more…<br />Create presentations and drawings<br />Chat live inside any Google doc<br />See revisions instantly<br />Compare versions<br />Revert to a previous version<br />Download backup copies<br />Insert document on a page in Sites <br />
  24. 24. Google <br />Sites<br />
  25. 25. What can you do with Sites?<br />Promote your congregation<br />Share your committee’s work<br />Plan an event<br />Market an event<br />Create a calendar to which members can subscribe<br />Celebrate your work through photos and videos<br />
  26. 26. Many templates available<br />
  27. 27. Convenient building blocks<br />
  28. 28. Flexible layout<br />
  29. 29. Site management tools<br /><ul><li>Check revision history
  30. 30. Manage users
  31. 31. Reorganize pages
  32. 32. Change themes
  33. 33. Create new templates
  34. 34. Make site public</li></li></ul><li>CREU’s Google Site<br />
  35. 35. <ul><li>Stay up-to-date
  36. 36. Archive documents
  37. 37. Gather info
  38. 38. Share resources
  39. 39. Plan events</li></li></ul><li>Show recent updates on main page<br />Have separate page<br />Subscribe to updates<br />
  40. 40. <ul><li>Agendas
  41. 41. Minutes
  42. 42. Committee History
  43. 43. Event flyers
  44. 44. Etc…</li></li></ul><li>Gather info with surveys<br />
  45. 45. Plan/market an event<br />
  46. 46. Public or Private?<br />Public<br />Congregation<br />Event marketing<br />Private<br />Covenant circles<br />Event planning<br />Both<br />Public site for committee<br />Private site for workshop participants<br />
  47. 47. Celebrate your success<br />
  48. 48. Celebrate with videos<br />
  49. 49. Celebrate with images<br />Middle Collegiate Church, New York<br />
  50. 50. +<br />
  51. 51. Integrate use<br />Write a congregation history<br />Develop collaboratively in Docs<br />Move to Sites when Finished<br />Develop an event budget<br />Create sheet for each part (e.g. food)<br />Person(s) responsible for sheet can edit it<br />Entire committee can view every page (and chat online about them)<br />Post to Sites and invite comments<br />
  52. 52. Integrate use<br />Organize volunteers for an event<br />Create survey form in Docs<br />Post link to form on Sites<br />Create schedule in Docs<br />Post schedule on Sites<br />Create an RE schedule<br />Collaborate using Docs<br />Post schedule on Sites<br />
  53. 53. Are your ideas gathering rust?<br />
  54. 54. Collaborate online between meetings<br />
  55. 55.
  56. 56. Build the Beloved Community<br />
  57. 57. We are better than we think And not yet what we want to be<br />- Nikki Giovanni, “We Are Virginia Tech”<br />
  58. 58. Attribution List for Photos<br />“Bilvrak I Skogen” (VW bus) by Ernst Vikne<br />“Congregation Holding Hands” from Middle Collegiate Church<br />“Friendship In Morro Bay Parade” by Mike Baird<br />“Discarded Ideas” by MortenSkogly<br />“A Heated Discussion” (ducks) by KTylerConk<br />“An Idea” (light bulb) by Alosh Bennett<br />“Moments So Quietly Gone” (planner) by Sarah (brdwatchr1)<br />“Post It” by Nina Matthews<br />“Ribbon Cutting” by US Army Africa<br />

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