Technology Tools that Enhance Collaboration: Solutions from Climate Change Education Initiatives
This session will feature technology tools that enable collaboration without travel (and minimum carbon) as presented by ESIP members who use these tools in Climate Change Education initiatives. Demonstrations will be accompanied by a discussion of associated best practices. Below is a list of most of the tools that we'll feature:
join.me - instantly share your screen with others (for free!)
Google Sites - collaborate over the same document
Google Forms - use a survey to identify group priorities
Webinars - teach a seminar and interact remotely with multiple participants
EET - give educators an introduction to analyzing your data
Mobile Apps - share data anywhere with anyone
Drupal - icommons, online workspaces and more
ESIP Teacher Wiki - staying connected remotely
Tools and Demonstrations
Webinar Best Practices
Becky Reid, Tamara Ledely, Margaret Mooney
- Three people is best: 1 presenting, another checking questions online and the third monitoring the webcast.
- Must account for lag time between presenter and attendees especially for video content
- Overview of google sites with examples of sites used in climate education
- Showed join.me. A web based example of how to use join.me, allows for free teleconferencing without a preset number.
Earth Exploration Toolbox
- Earth Exploration Toolbox. A image analyses tool kit.
- Picture post and citizen science.
Google Documents and Forms
- google docs allow for interactive and simultaneous editing and discussion of written documents, spread sheets, and powerpoints.
- google forms can be used to create fast polls and very quick data analyses and summary statistics of the responses without.