There’s a really cool, simple, and free little web tool called Doodle that you’re just going to love. It’s like a scheduling agent – but it’s a very thoughtful one! Doodle lets you poll the people you want to meet with and gives them the gift of choosing the dates & times that work best for them. I have used this so many times with my various teams, committees, and staff – and I know that they appreciate having a voice in when a meet-up will occur. I’ve noticed some administrators have begun to try Doodle, too, and I applaud that effort, because educators (and other administrators) REALLY love it when they feel that their time is respected.
It couldn’t be simpler. You, as the organizer, just list all the potential days and times that you’re willing to meet. Doodle puts them on a grid and gives you a link that you send to anyone you’d like to invite. People respond by entering their own names and putting checkmarks next to all of the times that they are available. You’ll get an email each time someone responds, so you’ll know when all the ‘votes are in’….and boom – majority wins!
Doodle even lets you integrate your calendar, so the final meeting date is inserted for you. I told you it was easy!
Just for fun, I created a quick little video tutorial (less than 6 minutes is always my rule for ALL tutorials)…Click HERE to see it! Doodle away, my friends!
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