App of the Week: Digital lesson planning

Get beyond binders with a digital, remixable lesson-planning tool

Ed. noteApp of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to read the full app review.

What’s It Like? 

Ogment is a lesson-planning and curriculum-mapping web platform. It’s intended to be used at the school or district level: When a district buys a subscription, they can work with the developer to load resources from their existing curriculum maps and lessons plans onto a shared content library — called My Stream — that teachers and administrators can view. Teachers can clip content from the Stream and share it to their own My Stuff content library, where they can use tags to organize and develop their own collection of content.

Price: Free to try,Paid

Grades: 6-12

Rating: 4/5

Pros: Endlessly customizable features make it easy for teachers to remix content and share it efficiently with their students.

Cons: Some teachers and administrators might balk at having to start from scratch.

Bottom line: If you invest some serious time in pre-loading your content, this is an exceptional tool for building and using your lesson plans.

Meris Stansbury

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