Monday, April 18, 2016
Online collaboration as easy as typing in a web address
Maybe you just want to chat with friends in another state. Maybe you want to plan a lesson with a teacher across the country. Perhaps you are working on a project with an online colleague, and you need an easy way to collaborate on a video chat.
I’ve got nothing against Google Hangouts. I think they are wonderful, and they are being used in schools across the country.
However, sometimes we just need easy.
My friend Lisa Dabbs introduced me to appear.in when we were working on our “15 Days of Inside Out Leadership” email series, and I absolutely love it. Just like the screenshot above, you create a name for your “room,” share the name with another person(s) and meet up!
For example, when the members of the Lead Learning team needed to have a conference call to talk about our free webinar series on hiring, we chose to meet up on appear.in. I simply created a room name, shared it with the other team members, and we agreed on a time to be there.
Are your wheels turning?
I would love to hear how you are or plan to use appear.in. I’d love to learn from you!