Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Meeting in an Instant #edtech

Tonight's post is for those of you who have not yet "Gone Google" or even those who have.  It's a minute taking app for meetings called minutes.io. Currently, the District in which I work has implemented Google Apps for Education and we use Docs for our meeting notes and collaboration.  But if you don't have that option, minutes.io is a fantastic option.  It's basically an online form that you set up on the fly and start adding minutes to it.  You can "label" each minute by ToDo, OK, Info and Idea (personally I'd like to see them add the option to create your own labels.  Once the meeting is over you choose who you want to send the notes created at minutes.io via e-mail.  After being sent,  you get a cryptic web address where the file is stored.  And all of this is done without even signing up for an account.  Because of this, I would not use it for meetings that contain sensitive or confidential information.  Additionally, you must log on from the same computer if you wish to edit the minutes. It seems to be based on cookies and local storage.  But still if you need to take minutes, the concept of minutes.io has a great deal of potential
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