Lesson Planners

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  1. Myrisophilist

    Myrisophilist Habitué

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    Do you swear by a particular lesson planner? I'm looking for a free online tool to help me organize 4 preps (my Type A personality is very picky about these kinds of things :)). Haven't been able to find a great one yet, although that may be because I don't want to pay for it. Any suggestions? Or perhaps you have a better method?
     
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  3. monsieurteacher

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    I am using one this year, because I thought it would keep me better organized with all the different things I do... I honestly don't find them that effective. I would sooner make up my own template in MS Word.
     
  4. Peregrin5

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    I find that as long as I stay consistent with one particular plan, it makes me more effective, no matter what the plan is. The problem is that my mind naturally strays from whatever plan that is and I lose effectiveness.

    My favorite is just to use Google Docs to create templates, and Google Calendar to loosely plan things. Other than that I just jot down lesson ideas into a notebook.
     
  5. pwhatley

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    I use MS Word. I couldn't find pre-made templates or software that had all the things I wanted, so I created my own - for ELA/Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health, & Interventions (that's 6 preps, lol).
     
  6. chebrutta

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    No advice - I just wish I could choose my own. We have to use a school-wide one, and it's a pain.
     
  7. Rabbitt

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    I made a table in MS Word.
    I saved a general template with subjects, times, and such.
    Then saved again as each week.
    I can then pull up the week and add adjustments.

    LOVE it..
    I save it on a flash drive and take it home.
    I also email finished lesson plans home for quick reference
     
  8. TamiJ

    TamiJ Virtuoso

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    I too justp making my own template. I used the UbD template, then added my times and subjects.
     
  9. ku_alum

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    I use MSExcel to design my own.
     
  10. teachart

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    I created my own in powerpoint using tables.
     
  11. MissApple

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    Make my own in Word using tables. Lets me tweak it to reflect changes in schedule, occasional block scheduling etc.
     

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