Skip to main content

Trello Part 2 - Managing Projects in Trello

Part two of the three-part Trello series follows on from a previous post which briefly introduced you to what Trello is, how to get set-up and navigate around. If you think that Trello could be useful for you - maybe to work on projects individually, with a team or with your students - this next how-to video focuses on how to use it for planning.

Working in a team can be difficult at times, especially when you are sharing out tasks, it can be difficult to map out exactly who is doing what, how far on they are with it, where the materials for completed tasks are, and what still needs to be done. Trello allows everyone in the team to see a full overview of the project, update their progress and attach materials. There is also a Trello app available so you can view and edit the project easily from your smartphone or tablet.

Trello is also great for general meetings, as everyone in the team can access the Trello meeting board and add their agenda items as a card. As each card is discussed in the meeting, it can then be commented on, assigned to someone in the team, given a label or dragged to another list on the board i.e. on the done and dusted pile. It would take all of two minutes to set-up and provides an easy and flexible alternative to the time-consuming job of writing up agenda and meeting minutes documents.

The following video takes you through all you need to know about using Trello for managing projects:

Click the image above to play the video

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

So External Hard Drives and Pen Drives are going to be banned...

We've taken the decision to ban external hard drives and pen-drives from all Trust computers and from all of our premises with effect from 1st January 2018. From that date they just won't work when you plug them into one of our computers. This article hopefully points the way for how to continue to work successfully without that trusted friend. This could inconvenience people - people that use them and me*

Every school still has one or two people that carry everything to and from work every day on that external disc they bought four or five years ago - I know of one colleague who has more than ten year's material on there, and another that lost everything when the drive failed and they had no backup. The ban comes from a security review where these devices were identified as one of our highest risks because:

From a data protection point of view, we know people know not to put any kind of personal or confidential data onto one, but there is always the risk of human error.The…

OneNote and Google Drive in Harmony

Many of our staff use OneNote well and happily, as well as being a great place to keep everything for a topic in one place presented visually and annotated (in many ways better than with a specialist interactive board app) it is useful to share what you have had on the big screen with your class with a single link.

Most also use Google Drive as the main place they keep all their files to collaborate, share resources and work on them from anywhere.

When word reached us that Brendan Brannigan from Bringhurst Primary School had combined the two and now works on his OneNote files at home and school using Google Drive we asked to make a guide for colleagues - this video (also available on dret.tv, login required) is the result.

I must admit, after watching it I had a "why on earth hadn't I thought of this?" moment - there is absolutely nothing wrong with OneDrive which is where OneNote prefers to live, but it is one more thing to worry about.

Now all I have to do is work out…

Guest blog post - Pixi Maths

We recently started a new Spring cohort of our Challenge for eLearning CPD course with colleagues from the Corby area, including the author of Pixi Maths, Danielle Moosajee.
As a plenary activity for the first session, we used and demo'd Plickers - 'a simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.' It's a great tool which we've blogged about before, and here are Danielle's thoughts on it after using it class post-training:

I left the first Challenge 4 eLearning session full of biscuits and inspired! In a way, it was a shame that the Easter break fell so shortly afterwards as I was keen to try out some of the things we’d been introduced to.
A couple of years ago, a colleague had shown me the Plickers app. Students each receive a QR code with 4 orientations (A, B, C and D) and they hold their cards up to be scanned by an iPad in answer to a multiple choice question. Previously, I had laminated these …