Writing weekly lesson plans can be an overwhelming chore at times for elementary school teacher Barbara Foster, but technology is making it a less onerous task.

Instead of reviewing hefty documents containing the academic standards her pupils are expected to achieve, Foster can go to her computer and find them online. With a click of the mouse, she also can review her earlier lessons to make sure she doesn't cover the same ground twice.

"I'm more organized and more complete with my plans. I know that I'm hitting more standards,"


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