3 Excellent Collaborative Project Management Tools for Teachers

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The purpose of today's post is to share with you 3 project management tools that will help you in your work as a teacher and educator. More specifically, using these tools will enable you  to create, organize and manage projects the way you want. You can also use them to  collaborate with colleagues and friends on joint tasks, communicate with your team, and keep track of to-do lists. Obviously, the overall purpose is to boost your overall productivity and enhance the quality of your teaching. 

Project management tools for teachers

1- Slack

Slack is a  realtime messaging and collaboration tool. You can use it to organize all your team communication in one single place. Slack allows you to create channels where you can communicate and collaborate with your colleagues. For instance, you can create a channel for a topic you are researching or for a project you are working on. After inviting your collaborators, you will be able to hold synchronous discussions, share materials and resources and view what everybody else is doing. 

Channels can be public or private. In private channels only designated members can join and see what’s going on in the channel. And instead of sending emails, you can use Slack's direct messaging feature to reach a colleague directly and privately.

2- Trello

Trello is a a good project management tool for teachers and educators. You can use it to create and add as many projects as you want and organize them on Trello’s visual board so you can easily keep track of everything you are working on. You can invite friends and colleagues to your boards  and start working collaboratively. 

‘Post comments for instant feedback. Upload files from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive. Add checklists, labels, due dates, and more. Notifications make sure you always know when important stuff happens.’ Trello works across different devices (iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and the Web) and is supported by major browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari).

3- Asana

This is another  good project management website for teachers. Asana  allows you to create tasks, to-dos, reminders, and collaborate with your team on projects that matter to you. You can add due dates, assignees, followers and details to your tasks. You can also upload files and attachments to your tasks and share visuals directly to Asana from other apps. 

Additionally, Asana provides you with a variety of organizational features to help you arrange your tasks into projects and keep track of what your team is doing. You can send notifications when tasks are completed, search across all of your projects to quickly find data you need, comment on tasks, use conversations to make announcements to your team, ask questions in a project and many more.