Type or Write Lesson plans?

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  1. Shiloh17

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    Do you type or write lesson plans? What is easier?

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    I am required to email my plans to the Principal, so they are typed.
     
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  4. FarFromHome

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    In music I typed my plans last year, but before each class I would review my plans and handwrite any changes (which happened a lot this past year). In the regular classroom I always wrote them. It just gave me a little bit of extra time to think about what I would be doing. I didn't write down anything detailed-just an outline of what I would be teaching for the day.

    I think hand writing is easier for me. I write in pencil and erase when I have to change something.
     
  5. 2ndTimeAround

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    I make mine in Word so I can keep them organized year after year.
     
  6. BioAngel

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    I like using Google drive to save all my lessons there and then I can easily share them with any teachers or principals. I also like using a site called planbook.com :)
     
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    I also do mine in Word and we have to submit them online. I have to admit, though, that once they are written and submitted, I rarely look at them. I have been teaching long enough that I pretty much know how and what I am teaching.
     
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    Typed! Each class block tends to have the same structure each day (reading, writing, science, etc.), so with a typed plan I just have to change out the objective and activities.
     
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    I'm going to go look at that site now. Always willing to try something new...thanks!
     
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    Both-
    I start by making a list of all the things I need to cover and then all the lessons/activities I can think of to go with them. Then I make it a rough list. I type a detailed lesson plan from that, then I write the main points/activities into my plan book. I do this because in my typed plans, it just says "Day 1, Day 2, etc..." I can use them over each year this way. In my plan book, I write what Day 1 is.
     
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    I type them in Excel which makes the boxes for a lesson plan book so easily. We are required to e-mail them to the P each week. I use to write them, but I will never go back to that. It is much easier to do them on the computer.
     
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    I have MS Word Templates for each subject - they have drop down menus for the standards (CCSS), which makes that part much easier - then I just tab through and enter the daily activities and materials. They will be all new for 2013-14, but I'll be saving them for reference in subsequent years, as I did with my plans for the past 5 years in 1st - they definitely weren't the same each year, but man, was it easier than hand-writing them each time!
     
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    I type them in Word. I hate to write anything by hand!

    Next year, we'll be required to submit them through an online program.
     
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    Typed. I have to include so much it would take forever to hand write them.
     
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    Everything is on the computer these days. I do like the way this allows me to bring up my old plans so that I can make easy revisions for upcoming lessons.
     
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    Gosh, to be completely honest--the only thing I really handwrite is an occasional note to the office (for a sick kiddo).

    My sub plans are all on Word. In fact, all personal files on my computer are made with Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
     
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    I have my detailed plan template typed, but I write in the actual activities/plans. It seems easier to me because I don't have to worry about spacing. I just have big boxes with the times and subjects & everything ready, then I write in the page numbers, activities, etc.
     
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    Are these available on a site somewhere? I'd love to use them!


    I type all of my plans after meeting with my SPED co-teacher so I can give a copy to her, my aide in one class, and e-mail a copy to all SPED resource teachers so they know what each student can be working on for my class.
     
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    Ours have to be emailed, so the formal ones are typed. I do, however, make a rough, handwritten overview of the year on a calendar.
     
  20. TamiJ

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    I type them.
     
  21. Rabbitt

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    I have a Word template.
    Looking into using Google docs so I have easier access to them anywhere.
     
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    In fact, we even have gto upload our plans onto a shared drive at school so admin has access to the plans. I think some teachers have scanned hand written plans, but that seems more complicated to me.
     
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    That´s where I put mine, on Google Drive.
     
  24. DHE

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    We upload ours to Blackboard and I couldn't imagine handwriting plans. I have been typing my plans for years. I didn't think anyone still hand write plans. :lol:
     
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    I prefer typing out my lesson plans because I can easily make changes. By hand, I have to erase and re-write, but on the computer, I can just copy and paste. I've been also using Google docs/drive where you can share your documents to others, you can access them anytime and you can work efficiently.
     
  26. microbe

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    I like to type everything now-a-days, to be honest. Having everything in a digital format really saves space!
     
  27. lucybelle

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    I used to type them to email them in.

    My boss now likes them on paper, I don't even think she has an email. I have a planning book and write everything down. She signs off on it and gives it back to me. Works great for me! I much prefer writing to typing.
     
  28. Cicero

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    We're required to upload ours to a sharepoint, so I type mine. However I will say I do my brainstorming and project planning on notebook paper (normally with happy colored pens.. it's the middle schooler in me).
     
  29. TamiJ

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    Oh my goodness, no email? I would almost never speak with my P if she didn´t have email. She´s either in meetings or unavailable. Email is the best way to reach her.
     
  30. alicia32

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    It depends on the nature of assignment. If it is for normal submit to class then it can be write by hand other sire typed on a computer to give neatness and clean.
     

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