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The Art of Facilitating Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth Kanter

Post-It Note Facilitation of A Network Map - 2012 Pakistan NGOs. What’s in your facilitation toolkit? Take for example my colleague Eugene Eric Kim who shares his facilitation toolkit which includes links to his favorite Post It notes and markers. When I facilitate training, I use analog and digital tools and materials. Facilitation Mine includes markers , sticky notes , index cards, and flip chart paper. But wait, paper??? And, I’m not alone.

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Tag Poetry: Playing With A Concept

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Like your Flickr photos or your delicious bookmarks. So, the flow or sequence would go something like this: * Read poems by poet (offline in books) * Talk about the poems with peers facilitated by instructor (face-to-face). I don't think I did the best job of making it very simple and easy which I'm working on now for our next meeting (step-by-step instructions with screen captures and simplified work processes). Tag Poetry.

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Reflections on Extension 2.0 Webinar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I saw a black board in the corner of the room, wheeled it over and wrote the key words of the presentation and shared my favorite advice about issues of incorporating technology into your instructional practice: "It isn't a matter of if technical glitches will happen, it's what are you going to do when they happen. I could have done some things better with Webinar instructional practice. The first session will introduce tagging and social bookmarking and an exercise.

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Technorati Tag Bookmarklet: The Screencast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Technorati tags can help you attract more readers for your blog and also facilitate contributing to the collective community wisdom surrounding a particular tag. Bookmarklets are simple tools that extend the bookmarking and search capabilities of web browser software. The timing errors make it more of a comedy than an instructional video, but you have to start somewhere. Marshall has a great post about a technorati tag bookmarklet that can save you a lot of grunt work.

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Learnings and Reflections from BlogHer about Mobile Phones for Video Blogging and Beyond

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The photographs above were taken on the last day of Blogher, at the Unconference on Sunday morning facilitated by the talented Kaliya Hamlin who blogs about unconferences here. It's been a year since I had an "unconference experience," having participated in the Dialogue and Deliberation Conference last summer and facilitated by Lisa Heft. The bookmarks are here. Photo 1. Photo 2. I'm going to the Cambodian Blogger Summit in a few weeks.

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10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Personal learning and reflection on and about your instructional topic. Research to incorporate in instructional materials. Tagging and social bookmarking can be useful techniques to easily share your information resources with colleagues or co-workers. Tagging helps found things stay found as well as facilitate the wisdom of the group. is a popular social bookmarking manager which allows you to bookmark a web page and add tags to organize and retrieve your bookmarks.

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