This last two weeks of classes has seen a million deadlines piling up on me. Last week, presentations and papers had to be finished. With everyone of us having different classes and thus, different schedules, group meetings are a challenge to organize. While there are times when on-site meetings are extremely necessary, other tasks usually have a technology solution.
Google, as you may know, has a whole suite of productivity tools. Google docs has been frequently used by a number of different groups to create and edit a number of papers. It has proved very useful for everyone to be up-to-date without hundreds of emails.
Another amazing tool we used is the free screen sharing site join.me. The free version allows people to collaborate without having to meet. One person can share his screen with his group. The group can then chat or call a number to conference call with the entire team. We recently used it to finalize and rehearse a presentation we gave last week.
This are just a few of the free technology options available. If there are others that you recommend, feel free to share them!
Good luck with finals everyone!