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Lesson planning gets a boost with these engaging and helpful online resources

5 sites to lighten the lesson planning load


Lesson planning gets a boost with these engaging and helpful online resources

Teachers’ jobs involve much more than teaching in the classroom or online. Putting together the right materials and resources for student learning is critical–and that’s where the right lesson planning tool can be invaluable.

Customized resources, small group activities, and resource organization are all made a bit easier with a little help from lesson planning tools, leaving teachers to spend more active time teaching, giving real-time feedback, and supporting students on an individual basis.

Lesson planning doesn’t have to be daunting. In fact, it can be downright fun with these resources.

1. Planboard, from Chalk, is a free online lesson planner and gradebook that is used by 500,000+ teachers. Create lessons with a modern and intuitive editor. Add in files, photos, and videos to bring your lessons to life. Build lesson templates to cut prep time even further so you can get right into your instruction.

2. Wizer.me is a new way to create engaging online worksheets for students. Add video, audio, images and a variety of question types, all wrapped in a beautiful, engaging & easy to use app. 1-click to share with students via Google Classroom or any learning management system. Save time with automatic checking & grading, or review one by one to give more personal feedback.

3. Teachers.io is the faculty companion app to myHomework, a cross-platform student planner app. Advanced tools, reporting, and integrations make it easier than ever to monitor and teach organization skills in a digital world.

4. LessonUp offers interactive lessons that empower learning anywhere and inspire students everywhere. Teachers can build engaging material, track real-time student learning, and share best practices online with thousands of other educators.

5. LearnZillion offers digitized comprehensive curricula with built-in, in-the-moment supports, empowering teachers to spend less time building student-facing materials from scratch and more time strategizing to meet their students’ needs.

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