Between preparing assessments, marking tests and staff meetings, lesson planning can sometimes fall by the wayside for teachers. Planning things out in advance takes a great deal of time and foresight and even when teachers do get the chance, it’s difficult to stay organised enough to stick to a plan. This instalment of tech of the month has been built to help eliminate the frustration of lesson planning.
Planboard is an organisational calendar that makes it simple to arrange multiple lesson plans and reduce classroom prep time. Accessible from anywhere, you can plan lessons, add curriculum sets, and manage your schedule with ease. The app has an intuitive online editor that allows you to add attachments such as photos and videos to help bring your lesson to life. You can even download templates or entire curriculum courses that can be edited. This makes collaboration between teachers easy while still allowing you to add in your own personal flair to your lesson plans.
What’s more, Planboard lets you re-use entire semester’s worth of calendars so everything is saved and ready to go for when you have to teach it again next year! Not only is this a convenient way to hold on to materials that you’ll likely want to use again, but also reduces the amount of time that you have to spend on class preparation in future.
You can sign up for the app for free on their website. Give Planboard a try and tell us what you think!