Go Task: the new Honey Do List
Type of technology: App for Ipad, tablet, computer
SAMR Model Rating: Augmentation
Grade level: all grade levels
Subject area: Organization
Last year I was afflicted with Teacher Brain. This is different from baby brain, when one is sleep deprived and illogical or maybe confusion sets in between night and day. And don’t get confused with bird brain either. Bird brain, you know, not thinking even close to our potential.
Last Spring I decided I had Teacher Brain. It’s that time of year (Spring) when I had forgotten my students’ names. Or when I would awake in the middle of the night with a fantastic idea, try to remember it and then in the morning it would vanish. I also couldn’t remember what I was looking for in the classroom and would find myself bouncing from task to task like a ping pong ball not really accomplishing anything. So I decided to make list on the white boards of all my fantastic ideas. That seemed like a great idea until one day it was accidentally erased and my Teacher Brain set in and I couldn’t remember my full list.
Finally my husband showed me a great app called Go Task. Go Task has saved me so much time! It’s simple, easy and Go Task makes multiple list that you can access anywhere and anytime. I can take little notes about my students under the list titled 2016-2017 students. I can write out ideas I have in the middle of the night, between classes, or just any time and any where under a new list titled Fantastic Ideas.
The best feature is you can synch the app with another person like my husband with the new list titled Groceries! The app looks like this-
One way to use this app is by making a may do/ can do list for students to check off. Also, with the Go Task app you can make a student rubric to help keep the key ideas in mind and I have found you can highlight parts of the list to send reminders to your phone with important deadlines.
I’m a list person. I like making list, but, even more, I love to check things off and finish a list! This app has really helped me be more efficient, organized, and most importantly keep my refrigerator stocked with good groceries that my husband so lovingly buys according to MY list!
shows the whole list of items that were completed and not completed
it keeps me more productive and efficient
it will also show deadlines and send reminders to your phone
Cons- I wish the font could be a little larger
I wish I could add pictures to the list