This Tech Tip will look into a great program for making and sharing your lesson plans. There are many great lesson plan programs out there, but my favorite is planbook.com. This lesson plan book is easy to use, has many features, and has a low cost!
Quick Overview of Great Features:
Attach Files to Lessons: Teachers can attach files (Word Document, PowerPoint presentation, PDF, etc.) or web inks to lessons. This makes it a one-stop storage for all your lesson materials.
Standards Reporting: Teachers can run reports on the standards they have covered in lessons. They can view national, state, or local standards, and report by specific subjects, categories and date ranges. The reports will also tell the number of times each standard was taught.
Teacher Notes: Teachers can have a running “To Do” list (make copies, get supplies, call parents, etc.) available right form the plan book. Notes about student performance, ideas for new teaching approaches, etc. can be stored here as well
Forwards and Backwards Bump: Didn’t get to a lesson or maybe covered it earlier than expected? Lessons can be bumped into the future from one to ten days, or into the past from one to ten days.
Customize your Lesson View: Week/day/month views are available, as well as color coding and font sizes. You can also choose to show or hide many parts of lessons (standard IDs, standard descriptions, materials, homework, notes, etc.).
Share Lesson Plan: Lesson plans can be shared with other teachers, administrators, or parents if needed. The teacher can select what portions are shared and what are kept private.
And Much More…
Create an account and get started: http://www.planbook.com