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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lesson Planning on Line Giveaway!

I spent my Saturday night creating plans for my last week. This girl is tracking out this Friday and I am more than ready for Friday to get here.

Lesson planning has been going better for me since I joined Planbookedu. My grade level jumped at the opportunity and we got a great deal because five of us joined, and because we are part of one the biggest school systems in NC :)  Double Score!

Two of you can win a membership for a year! 

The Calendar view is what you see when you first open you account.  I have two plan books: One for my entire day, and one for my guided reading groups.  

My day looks like this. I color coded every part of my day and created a different cell for each. Easy to see, easy to use, easy to name it!

This is what my weekly lesson plans look like. You can change the view to see your plans daily, or weekly. I like this view much better :)

One of the best features (IMO) is that you can search for any CC standards (by grade level) and add them to your plans. We are required to add standards this year, so this made me a happy, happy teacher.

Another feature I love, is the ability to attach a document. It has saved me time already. Instead of getting to work on Monday and search for my flash drive, the documents is already waiting for me, ready to get printed.
And lastly... How about the days when you do not get to do what was planned? Planbookedu allows you to bump your lessons! Woot, woot! You can also copy your lesson from day to day (and just make some minor adjustments, and print it. 

I asked my administration about observations. I was told to print them and not to worry about writing anything!  

I am honestly very satisfied with this product!  So, if you do not have a planner, and would like to try something new...come and enter to win.

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  2. I use color coded post its for all of my planning, that way I can move them around as needed and even pull them from one year to the next if I needed to. But...I would love to try this PlanbookEdu!

  3. I try to stay ahead of my copying and keep things consistent from week to week. This helps me move through my planning a little easier over the weekend.

  4. I use a huge binder for my plans. I keep master copies in the binder, along with the plans. Next year as I plan, I have master copies to look at during my planning.

  5. I so need this! This looks fabulous and I have never heard of it before. I am a NC teacher as well in Gaston county!

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. This looks really neat. I have heard others talking about how much they love completing their lesson plans on line!!


  7. Currently, I use an excel spreadsheet and just change certain areas. I also use my calendar book to write in my plans for each week.

  8. I would really like to play around with this program. I love the idea of having my documents that I need ready to go. How much more time is this taking you to complete?
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  9. I do all of my plans on the computer and copy/paste when things need to be repeated or moved. My district doesn't have a set format for plans, so I've just created a table in Pages that works for me!

  10. I think the most important thing is to be organized and have more plans then you will probably need. This planbook looks amazing.