August 4, 2014
Get Organized for Back-to-School with Trello – from Beth Holland
This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers.With Back-to-School ads starting to crop up all over the place, and summer hitting its blissful stride, that can only mean one thing: it’s time to start prepping for Fall. For years, a myriad of ideas, plans, and to-do lists plagued me for the entire month of August. I tried a number of different tools to keep track: iCal, Google Tasks, a paper planner…. However, a few things made each of these items completely ineffective for me:
- I needed to seamlessly access my to-do lists from anywhere and at any time - this ruled out paper as I often left my notebook on the kitchen counter, at my desk at school, on someone else’s desk, etc.
- Some items needed due dates and some didn’t. The old iCal let me use a combination of tasks and events, but I had to remember to sync devices.
- Google Tasks worked great - as long as I had Internet.
- Having never worked in isolation, I also needed a way to keep track of everything and share all of my tasks and ideas with colleagues.