Deciding what app to talk about this week was much harder than I thought it would be. When finally stopping to decide I instantly had a long list of apps that I have used in class or just myself that I absolutely love! Things like Kahoot, google drive and all the extensions, google classroom, onenote learning tools, seesaw, factile, and the list goes on and on. However, I wanted to share something that I didn’t know too much about. So this is how I ended up diving into DropTask!
I first heard of this app through one of my colleagues in another spring class (EPSY 400). I recently did a presentation all about students with ADHD and when discussing assistive technology, this is an app we shared to the class. I thought it looked so cool and wanted to learn more about it!
AND this app is free to sign up, which is fantastic.
Check out this video below for a quick explanation of the how DropTask works.
Now that you can see how awesome DropTask is, I am going to talk about my experience with it.
Basically DropTask is a mind-mapping and task management app. Instead of using normal calendars or lists, you can organize your thoughts in a different and colourful way. This is also great for collaboration (like google docs and slides). Multiple people can be There are so many things you can do with this app.
I began by signing up. I connected it to my google account and I had an DropTask account set up in less than a minute. Next the site quickly walks you through how to use it. Next I started to create my mind map. I added a #edtc300 and EPSY400 category and tasks within each of these larger category circles. I was able to move everything around very easily.
Next I started adding more detail to my tasks. There are many different options available. This includes the progress made, importance, urgency, effort, notes, and due dates. For example, on my eIIP task I added a due date and made it both very urgent, very important, and with maximum effort (the red flags and size of the task were altered when I did this). For my blog task I chose to play around with the progress and marked me at 20% (which is that additional circle around the task bubble).
Overall, I think this app is really great! It works awesome for time management and students would easily be able to manage their tasks, group projects, and homework. Plus it is a fun, colourful, and interactive way to move around and visually see what needs to be done. There is truly so much more that can be done as well. I plan to continue using DropTask myself and highly recommend it to everyone and anyone.