Lesson Planners-What Kind do you use?
I am joining with Tracey at The Teacher's Chair in this School Week Linky.
I like to make my templates go across a row for each day of the week which is different than a lot of the templates I see online because they go down. I've used both Pages (Word or Publisher for Mac) and Numbers (Excel for Mac) to make my templates over the past few years. I really don't have a preference because they both do the same things just in a little different way. You can get lots of templates online. I did a search yesterday and found this one.
It is a free Lesson Plan template that goes down like most people prefer and you can download it and tweak as you want.
Here's my Old and Ugly from 2 years ago. Last years was very similar. My handwriting starts out so nice and neat the 1st few weeks of school then goes downhill from there. I'm to embarrassed to show the written on plans. I'm pretty embarrassed to even show the template but it sure makes my new one look so much better.
Here's the New and Nice lesson plan template I made for this year. I even added a little clip art and color background. Can you see the big SMILE on my face. I'm cheery already!!
I would like to try typing my plans in the template on the computer this year and then save them as a pdf into dropbox and pull them into ibooks to view. They will look much neater and it would save paper. I am worried because I will be using my ipad so much to teach and practice things on that this might not be the best way to access them. Any suggestions?
Here is how it looks on the ipad pulled up in dropbox. I love the look so nice crisp and clear.
If you want to know how to open it from dropbox to ibooks I have some steps.
First you click the down arrow in the top corner and a box shows up that looks like the one above. Next you tap open in...
Any apps I have that read pdf files that you have on your ipad will open up. If you don't have any of these ibooks should be there. Tap it.
Then you will be able to see any files or books you have in ibooks.
Hopefully this was helpful. I would love to know if you use digital lesson plans ways you suggest to access them. Please feel to leave a comment with your ideas or suggestions for lesson planners or templates. I'm very excited to use new lesson plan template whether I use it on the ipad or print it out and write on it.