Monday, September 3, 2012

Lesson Plans Made Easy

I feel like every year I look for an easier way to create my lesson plans and I believe I may have found it. is an online program for creating lesson plans.

It boasts that you can do the following:
  • Develop custom schedules for each class.
  • View and print lesson plans by day, week, or class.
  • Create class templates for any day of the week.
  • Adjust your lesson schedule with a single click.
  • Share your plans with other teachers.
  • Easily re-use lessons from one year to the next.
Why do I like it?
  • I can easily access it from anywhere; work or home.
  • I can color code my classes or subjects.
  • If I don't get to an activity, I can use the bump feature to push it to the next day.
  • I can print my plans to a PDF format to e-mail them to my principal.
  • It has a section to easily add standards, even common core.
  • I can create templates, even use a district one if necessary.
  • It helps me keep my schedule!
Why is it so easy to use?
  • Its similar to any other program our district uses whether that be Microsoft or E-Chalk.
  • It allows you to transition from old versions of your lesson plans by allowing you to upload your lesson plans to the program.
  • It also has an entire section devoted to videos showing you how to work different features of the program, like this one:

Click here for a list of the tutorials available.

My only disclaimer about the program is that is costs $12.00 to sign up to use planbook. But that will give you a subscription for an entire year! I'm not sure about you, but I am willing to pay that that amount if it will help me create lesson plans faster and focus on my students more.

Happy Planning!

1 comment:

  1. That bump feature is awesome! Maybe I can convince my school to buy it for me :)