Task management tools seem to be multiplying like rabbits. There are so many tools out there to manage your tasks, but very few time management solutions. Many of us have read David Allen’s Getting Things Done book. But how many of us reading this post use a task management tool regularly? Why not? Likely because it’s too much work and its not well integrated with your calendar. The last thing a busy (or overwhelmed) student needs is a blank task tool waiting for them to invest hours in learning the system and entering everything they need to get done. That’s just another distraction for them. And it assumes they know the best practices for breaking down bigger projects into tasks, when they may still be learning this skill. They have enough on their plates getting their real work done. Students (particularly students with EF Deficits, and all of us really) need a time management system that works for us, offering intelligent reminders, suggestions and scheduling to help us make a game of getting it all done, and saving some time to play.
In a world where most students follow similar routines, a good portion of students tasks are repetitive, and most of their unique deliverables are available in learning management systems, why would we ask students, particularly students that are already overwhelmed, to type their tasks into a task list from scratch each week? At Studentivity we wouldn’t. We are creating intelligent time management solutions that work for you, helping you to manage your time with minimal effort rather than making time management another job on your already busy list.