I have missed blogging and would like to get back into the habit of regular posts. I thought I’d start by sharing some of the online tools I use often in my everyday work.
Say hello to Trello.
Trello helps you keep track of any project, from the big picture to the minute details.
- Think of it as a giant pinboard with cards pinned to it that can be organised into lists.
- The cards are of an infinite size and can include notes, comments, links, videos, images and files.
- You move the cards around on the pinboard to show progress through whatever project you (or your team) are working on.
How I Use It
I use it to plan my digital literacy courses with lists for research, outcomes, lessons and activities. It works really well because I can see everything at a glance and easily focus on the stuff that needs to get done. Although I must admit, sometimes I find it easier to break out onto big sheets of paper with coloured pens!
How Others Use It
- Michelle Earhart uses Trello to manage her bookclub.
- Matt Green and Glenn Williams from Riverpoint Academy in Spokane, Washington use a Trello board as the structure for implementing the class activities for the semester.
- Doug Belshaw makes a game out of getting started with Trello. Give it a go and earn yourself a badge!
- Changelog uses Trello to generate their weekly newsletter.
- Mat Houchens provides a tutorial on how to use Trello for a social media marketing calendar.
I’d love to hear about your experiences with Trello in the comments.