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Trello Part 3 - Trello in the Classroom

So, here is the final installment of the Trello series. In previous posts we've looked at what Trello is, and how can you use it for managing projects. This final short clip is less of a 'how-to' and more about just showing you a few cool ideas of how you can use it in the classroom.

Trello's simplicity means that it can be adapted in many ways, and maybe if you have watched the other videos, you may already have an idea for your own class. Here are a couple of our favourites so far:

Matching games - Trello is based around boards, lists and cards... so if you ever need to do an activity whereby you have to print out cards, in order to match or organise them into categories, then this digital alternative could save you lots of time and still be as fun.

Status of the class - use Trello to see where every student is at when working on practical tasks. Open Trello on the big screen and have students move their name card to the stage/task/project they are working on.

Mapping out your day ahead - Trello provides a simple, effective way of laying out all your material for the day into lessons, as well as having attached resources and fun engaging images to get children excited about the day.

The following clip shows all these ideas (and more) in action.

Click the image above to watch the video



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