Setting Meetings: Doodle or ????

So many of us are collaborating with many time zones, that handy tools to help us set a meeting are so very useful.

I cannot remember the name of a site that “someone” mentioned recently — so I looked around and found Doodle. You go in and enter the days and time slots that you can do the meeting — pick 4-5 days and several time slots — then, e-mail it to others, including yourself.

Then, they can fill out a poll and state which times they can attend. You are e-mailed when others fill out the poll. (Don't forget to fill it out yourself.) Then, you are able to see when you can have the meeting.

IT is a very simple interface and you don't “sign up” literally — it doesn't support time zone conversions, however, it is a pretty simple little tool.

There is another out there right now that I think is flashier and I've seen it but I cannot remember it. PLEASE PLEASE let me know!

Do you want to come to a meeting– Fill out the Doodle!

To see how it works — if you would like to attend a session on working with Google Presentations as we all go in and “rehash” it — look at it, fine tune the presentation, then follow this link and fill out when you can attend. I'll look at the schedule and let you know about a time that will work for as many as possible.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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NJTechTeacher September 23, 2007 - 3:11 am

I’ve signed on to Doodle to join you Friday if that ends up being the time, but I’m having trouble figuring out how to edit the presentation. I can see it. I can see the chat room. I’m signed onto Google Docs, but I can’t figure out how to edit.

Suzie Vesper September 27, 2007 - 7:45 am

I think the other scheduling tool you are trying to remember might be AirSet ( It sends you invitations and translates them into your local time.

Vicki A. Davis September 27, 2007 - 1:22 pm


No airset is awesome – but it doesn’t let you have like “fuzzy” times and then clear up the time as it becomes clear — it was like Muddle or something and I LOVE LOVE LOVE airset.

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