Teacher Review For Trello

Great collaborative tool for everything from project planning and research to class brainstorming. Easy-to-use interface makes task simple.

Kelli G.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Learning
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I have and would continue to use this during project-based learning units as a planning and research tool. In order to keep things simple, I would create one board for each unit and groups/individuals could make their own lists within the board. In my classroom, Trello was used as a way to share notes about a topic, but I think it would have improved student learning and engagement during the planning portion of team projects even more. With my second graders, I had kids log into the iPad app with our class Gmail rather than create separate accounts for each student to cut down transition time.
My Take
This is one tool that I think is equally effective across platforms, from tablets desktops. The user interface and drag-and-drop features make it engaging for students with minimal distractions. Similar to Padlet, Trello offers educators a relatively quick and painless way for students to share their ideas and knowledge with their peers.