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DropTask in Education: Timothy Butt, teacher case study

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Timothy is a busy executive STEM teacher for a primary school in Sydney, Australia. In charge of a number of duties, day-to-day, Timothy can be found running extracurricular clubs, handling eLearning coordination and cybersafety within his school – all this is in addition to studying for his Master’s degree. Timothy discovered DropTask whilst looking for somewhere he could manage all his tasks in one place. From powerful task prioritisation to time efficiency, here’s how DropTask works for Tim.

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Beat the back to school strains with DropTask

Back to school projects and activitiesFor many, the words “back to school” can be very daunting, and it’s not usually something you can escape. But if you, or someone you know, is heading back to high school, college, or university – we’re here to help you be the most organized student on campus. From keeping track of deadlines, managing group projects, and even planning student events…You can do it all in DropTask.

3 back to school stresses and how to avoid themTake note of our top tips and check out our example projects below to make this your most productive year yet…

1. Setting your Schedule

The Problem: From lectures and tutorials to extra-curricular and social activities, timetables start to rule your life – and staying on top of everything can become a balancing act!

The Solution: Create a group for each day of the week then drag and drop activities into the corresponding day to easily plan and track your schedule. When an activity has been finished, mark it as complete and set the task to repeat again for next time.

Check out our example project.

2. Working with Others

The Problem: Alarm bells ring when you’re asked to work on a group project – they get out of hand and there’s always confusion over who is responsible for what.

The Solution: Set up a dedicated project and invite all group members. Here, you’ll be able to clearly assign responsibilities, engage in conversation, and even add a reminder for that extra peace of mind to ensure your project is completed on time.

Check out our example project.

3. Planning an Event

The Problem: You’ve been asked to organize the next charity event on campus – but you have no idea what to do or where to begin.

The Solution: With a two-way integration, let your thoughts run wild and explore all corners of your mind by freely expressing your ideas in iMindMap Ultimate’s intuitive workspace. Once you’re ready, export to DropTask and put your ideas into action.

Check out our example project.

Examples of educational Institutes using DropTaskSign up today and become one of the many educational organizations using DropTask to boost their productivity.

Did you know we offer a special discount to all non-profit and educational organizations? Simply drop us an email at contact@droptask.com for more details.

5 Ways in which DropTask encourages Academic Productivity

Being a student in today’s technologically advanced world brings forward endless opportunities for various educational techniques and teaching methods to be employed in the classroom. The diverse approaches that academic institutions employ almost always aim to achieve one sought after result – an increase in productivity and performance represented through better grades.

It could be argued that achieving this is down to several variable factors, and undoubtedly even a teacher or professor’s involvement can have a direct impact on the end result.  So in today’s blog, we’ll explore 5 different ways in which a visual task management application such as DropTask can encourage productivity in the classroom for both students and teachers.

1.   Manage all your notes in one place

Folders, files and notepads are fine if you’re in a hurry.  However, when it comes to your personal organisation and preparation, there’s always at least one mid-assignment moment where you find yourself looking for notes that you’d made months ago.  Whether you’re searching through emails or delving into your archives, valuable time that could be used to complete your assignment or prepare for an exam is instead being spent on a treasure hunt that may never pay off. So wouldn’t it be great to keep all of your notes in one easy-to-access place?

Manage all your notes in one place

With DropTask, you can create different projects that reflect your different classes, and then add different tasks to represent your assignments. How you use DropTask to suit your needs is your preference, but within your project you have the option to attach files and images from your Computer, Google Drive or even Dropbox, which really simplifies the way in which you can store and categorise all of your notes.

Communicate with your peers

Everyone knows the importance of communication, but when it comes to education whether you’re a student or a teacher, it can make all the difference to your overall classroom confidence.  Within DropTask, you are able to add comments and communicate with whoever you choose to share your project with. This feature provides you with a brilliant opportunity to ask questions and stay connected to those you are working closely with, whilst still maintaining a professional peer to peer relationship. You can also personalise DropTask by uploading your picture to represent you, or use your initials as an avatar.

Communicate with your peers

3.  Engage in your assignments 

When you use DropTask you have the option to create projects, groups and tasks and assign different colours to each of your areas of interest. When it comes to your studies, whether you’re an artist or an analytical thinker, DropTask provokes you to engage with what you’re doing by stimulating both sides of your brain. This helps turn even the most tiresome assignment into a thought provoking and visual embodiment.

Engage in your assignments

De-stress – Manage your deadlines

Juggling your deadlines can sometimes be a very difficult and stressful task, especially if you spend more time counting down the days rather than productively working towards your next step. Use the ‘set a due date’ feature on DropTask to manage your next deadline. It may even be a good idea to set your own personal deadlines to manage all of the different aspects of research you’ll need to carry out in completing an assignment, and tick them off as you go along so you can track your progress.

De-stress - Manage your deadlines

Don’t feel overwhelmed

DropTask has been designed to give you an opportunity to use a visual task management application that’s going to support and assist you with managing your productivity. Its user-friendly interface allows you to get stuck in straight away, and its versatility allows you to use it to manage various projects, presentations, assignments or even performance schedules. Using features to set status, priority and effort can simplify the steps you take to reach your end result (whether it’s an assignment or an exam). You’ll soon find that you can curb that overwhelming feeling of getting closer to a deadline, and instead give a boost to your confidence.

Don't Feel Overwhelmed