Gantt Chart

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

Gantt Chart AnatomyWhat is it?

A Gantt Chart is a useful tool to capture the scheduling and timeline of tasks of an event, project and process. It is an organisational tool to show the activities, steps and timelines to complete the major task of the project, plan etc. The Gantt allows for a visual overview, including tasks and timelines from the beginning to completion dates.

What aspects of learning are being supported?

  1. Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, creating
  2. QT – Intellectual Quality: Deep Knowledge, Deep Understanding, Higher-Order Thinking, Metalanguage, Substantive Communication
  3. QT – Quality Learning Environment: Explicit Quality Criteria, Engagement, High Expectations, Social Support, Students Self-Regulation, Student Direction

Which apps could I use?

  1. DEC managed collaborative tools (via Portal): Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Connect.
  2. Related collaborative tools: EvernoteiCloudBaiBoardNote AnytimeWeb2AccessCool Tools for Schools, and Exploratree.
  3. Analogue collaborative tools: Paper, pens and Postit notes.

How do I use it?

  1. List the processes/steps required to plan and complete a project
  2. Order the tasks in chronologically to complete the project
  3. Create a table on which you write the tasks along the rows of the left column and the dates along the top of the horizontal columns.
  4. Draw a line from the task to the beginning and completion timeframe of the tasks.

Example

Gantt Chart Anatomy

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