Discussion in 'General Education' started by Shiloh17, Jun 20, 2013.
Jun 20, 2013
Do you type or write lesson plans? What is easier?
I am required to email my plans to the Principal, so they are typed.
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.
I make mine in Word so I can keep them organized year after year.
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
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.
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.
I'm going to go look at that site now. Always willing to try something new...thanks!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Typed. I have to include so much it would take forever to hand write them.
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.
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.
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.
Jun 23, 2013
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.
Jun 24, 2013
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.
I type them.
I have a Word template.
Looking into using Google docs so I have easier access to them anywhere.
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.
That´s where I put mine, on Google Drive.
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:
Jun 25, 2013
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.
I like to type everything now-a-days, to be honest. Having everything in a digital format really saves space!
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.
Jun 26, 2013
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).
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.
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.