Planbook Plus has a few features that when used together, create an extremely flexible and powerful lesson planning tool. To get the most out of that power and flexibility, it helps to begin that journey heading in the right direction. This article will explain the best initial setup for a few teaching scenarios to get the most out of your evaluation of Planbook Plus.
There are two primary factors that affect your initial setup of Planbook Plus.
Here are some typical combinations.
Need to plan for your year? Getting ready to start a one-quarter or one semester class? Want to give online planbook software a try and don’t want to redo everything?
These are all great reasons to use Planbook Plus. When you plan with Planbook Plus, you’re not just planning for today, you’re planning for next year as well…because when you do it once, you’re all set for next year. A few tweaks here and a few touches there and you’re done.
One great feature is the ability to work with multiple planbooks at a time. Yes, you could create just one big planbook…one that contains all of your classes and sections. The problem with that is that if any of your classes change next year, you’ll have to go through your planbook and remove everything that no longer applies. [...]
Internal committees, early beta users, and our first pilot group of users all asked for the same thing, “Can we customize the template for the lesson plan?” So we put our technical staff to work and they delivered. In essence, Planbook Plus provides a great framework for planning, by day, by week, or by unit. But the details of the lesson plan are all left up to you. [...]
You made it! Another fall semester is in the books and you can now enjoy your winter break. Hopefully you can go into this time off feeling accomplished. Everyone sets goals for themselves and their respective workplaces and your classroom was probably no different.
I’d wager some of your goals touched on these ideas: [...]
[wr_row][wr_column]Winter has come! With the warm weather officially behind us, it’s time look forward to the winter months and begin planning out lessons for the snowy, frigid days ahead. Below are ten unique lesson plans for students of all grades K thru 12. Covering a variety of topics, from science to social studies, this featured list will get any class moving once they get in from the cold! [...]
Debra Vaughn started using Planbook Plus in it’s Beta stage in the Fall of 2015. She has become a Power User since then and has been inputting plans for a 5 year Robotics course she is developing for her district. We wanted to share her experience of planning ahead with Planbook Plus with you. I’ve been [...]
There are more than 3.5 million teachers in the United States — and a portion of those educators are navigating their first year in the classroom. If you are about to join the group of excited yet intimidated first-year teachers in the next school year, it’s a good time to begin preparing for this upcoming [...]
While we can’t speak to what another product does or does not do, we can tell you what Planbook Plus does and our philosophy and vision for the future. Planbook Plus Planbook Plus has all the features you expect from a lesson planner: mapping to standards, reports, attaching files and links to web sites. Completely [...]
First, I would like to thank everyone for their interest in Planbook Plus and all the great feedback. We continue to improve Planbook Plus to make it the simplest, yet most powerful lesson planning software available. Your desire to use Planbook Plus coupled with your willingness to provide feedback make this all possible.
This article will provide a basic overview of the features that are coming out in November, 2015. We are excited about the impact these new features will have for all users of Planbook Plus. We look forward to continued feedback. Our goal is simple. We want to be the simplest, yet most powerful lesson planning software available. [...]