Tools that can Help Teachers Design Great Lesson Plans

You have probably heard it one time too many but we will say it again: teaching is a huge responsibility. Shaping the younger generation's minds and preparing them for life outside the classroom is a tall order which becomes easier with proper research and planning. Moreover, you also need to find the balance between teaching the students what they need to know and giving them enough space to discover and learn by themselves. Feeding them with all the information they need can be quite tempting, but that will work to their disadvantage once they graduate from school. That's why it's important to come up with great lesson plans so you don't lose your way when you're teaching your students.

The quote “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” rings true even for teachers. Lesson plans are prepared before each semester so teachers can visualize how to teach subjects, especially the difficult ones. It sounds glamorous, but the reality is that creating lesson plans is something that most teachers frown upon because it's a task that they find daunting. Why? Well, aside from teaching, they need to prepare the grades, assess the performance of the children, research about the next lesson, and design a lesson plan. These are the tasks that teachers juggle every single day. Fortunately, and all thanks to the innovations in technology, there are tools that can help teachers design great lesson plans! Their goal is to lift some load off the teachers' shoulders and help them come up with great lesson plans. To know more about them, read on:

Learnboost

 

Learnboost is an excellent reference for teachers who want to organize and construct their lesson plans. It's very simple, easy to understand and use, and teachers are given the freedom to customize the lesson plan. Learnboost also allows teachers to upload photos, videos, and other media files. This tool also allows them to track the progress of their students.

 

K-12 Reader

The K-12 Reader has a wide variety of lesson plan templates, activities, and worksheets that teachers can choose from. They can opt to go for multi-subject or unit specific templates for their lesson plans. For advanced students, K-12 Reader offers complex plans which gives flexible options to design lesson plans that will fit their needs.

 

Canva

 

Canva Lesson Plans are probably a surprise for you because you know Canva as a design tool but yes, you can also use it to create lesson plans. It has a vast array of templates and visual aids that you can use for that epic lesson plan. You can easily navigate through Canva's interface and the best part is, you can create your own images. It's like unleashing your inner artist while teaching your students. Awesome, we know.

Universal Design for Learning Lesson Builder

The UDL Lesson Builder gives the teachers the framework that will help them design lesson plans. This allows teachers to create lesson plans that are flexible when it comes to hitting the goals, materials, and assessment that are all crucial in helping the students. There are lesson templates too, for when teachers hit that block and find it difficult to move forward.

Google Docs

You may or may not be surprised to find that Google Docs can be used to create lesson plans. It has countless templates that teachers can use whenever they want. Google Docs also has weekly, monthly, and unit planners plus templates that are easy to customize. Creating lesson plans is a breeze with this tool.

Have Fun Teaching

You will definitely have fun teaching with this tool. It comes with printable templates that you can apply to different grade levels. Have Fun Teaching also has daily and weekly planners, plus templates on common core state standards. ESL and ESOL lesson planning? This one's for you.

If you find that you are running out of ideas on how to design your lesson plan, you can give Education Oasis a shot. Aside from the plethora of lesson plan templates, Education Oasis also offers resources, guidance, resources, and examples that are your disposal. All these can be applied for different grade levels.

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Dr. Giriraj Bhojak's picture

We should orient the teacher educators in training for these type of resources.

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