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Let’s Get Together Thursday – Have you tried Trello? March 27, 2014

Posted by Brooke Ahrens in Check this out!.
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If your school site is anything like mine, you have a dozen or more projects going at the same time. Each one involves a different group of people. It becomes difficult to keep all of your to-dos, tasks and deadlines straight with so much going on at the same time.

I’ve had great success keeping track of my various  projects with Trello.com. Trello is a website that creates a collaborative bulletin board space for your project, and then allows you to add cards to the board. The cards you add can be tasks, to-dos, reminders, participants, resources, or anything else you don’t want to forget.

Once you start adding cards, the real power of Trello starts to emerge, because those cards can be rearranged by dragging and dropping, color coding, or assigning to a collaborator. You can give cards due dates, add attachments, or create checklists.

Here’s a simple overview of Trello, but that doesn’t capture all of what Trello can do. I am constantly discovering new features I haven’t yet explored.

Using Trello at my site, my administrator and I planned a 2 day long training for 25 staff members.  We used Trello to plan and organize groups, meeting rooms, guest speakers, catering, supplies and materials.  It’s not always possible for us to keep our weekly meetings, but by using Trello, we were able to keep all of our notes, ideas and planning materials organized. That ensured that when we did have time to meet, we could easily pick up where we had left off and nothing was forgotten.

Trello might be just the collaboration tool you need for your projects.


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