1) The Educause "7 things" project (recommended by Emily W. via email)http://www.educause.edu/content.asp?page_id=7495
This project was started in 2005 as a way to inform people in higher education about "Web 2.0" and related technologies. The site offers administrative summaries of various topics, such as blogs and podcasting, as well as reviews of individual resources such as YouTube or Google Earth. It is a good place to start if you want to get a quick overview of what a tool is or is useful for.
2) The Engage E-learning Teaching Tools (Jon Jeffryes)http://engage.wisc.edu/software/index.html
We looked at the "ConceptTutor" sample resource on "Locating Icebergs with Satellite Images."http://engage.wisc.edu/software/ct/examples.html
And we also looked at the "eTEACH" tool that combines PowerPoint slides with video and quiz capability. The "Peanut Butter and Jelly" demo gives an idea for how this can be used. http://engage.wisc.edu/software/et/index.html
3) Wikis and Google Docs for Library work (Anne Rauh and Jon Jeffryes)
We finished up with a discussion of how Wisconsin Tech Search (WTS) and Wendt Library have been using wikis and Google Docs for their internal library work and collaboration.
WTS has been using the Zoho wiki and Google Docs for work on on technical report and copyright:
Wendt Library has also been using a similar wiki to manage collaboration within the Engineering Professional Development EPD classes that Wendt Library has worked on with the EPD department (Com A and B instructors). Stickipad is the wiki application that Wendt has been using: http://stikipad.com/
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday March 27th (noon-1:00PM). I have reserved Memorial room 362 for the meeting, but we can use other locations depending on what everyone prefers.