Attach documents to lessons
I would like to be able to attach documents to the lesson and make it available to students so that they can download pdf, word, power points, jpeg if they are absent.
Attaching documents has been added to planbook.com! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Lately I have had to constantly look back and make sure that everything attaches properly. More than half of the time I attach a file and it shows up as either "undefined" or some long string of gobbletygook that won't open. I don't know if this is a Windows 10 issue or a Planbook issue, but it's annoying and I don't have time for this.
I am trying to attach a document from my google drive in a lesson plan. I hit the icon button for google drive, but nothing happens. What should I do.
Sandra St. Louis commented
I have downloaded an Excel file. It opens fine and allows me to add data, but when I open it up again, the data is no longer there. It was not Read Only, either.
If I create a document in google docs, won't I have to log into Google in order to access them? It's do-able I just wanted to make sure. I really don't know what I'm doing :-)
How do I attach a document to my plans? For example, in Math, I need to attach a word document that shows my math group and center rotation chart. Thanks!
When I log into planbook I can not edit a lesson. What am I doing wrong? It works on my home computer but not my work computer. Others at my school have are not having a problem with this. Does anyone have any thoughts?
Thanks for making this update Planbook. You are making it easy to communicate with parents and students in a way that makes everyone happy!
I attach documents and youtube clips all the time. But It would be nice to have the attachment button instead.
Ruth Nettelhorst commented
I want to be able to teach my entire day from the lesson plan template. I would like to link documents and powerpoints just like web links.
Nikki Artanis commented
I have been trying to attach a document using Google docs and I can't get it to work. Could someone who has had success with this post directions? Please.
Carmen Avalos commented
I would like to attach an assignment sheet- PDF. It would be nice if there was an option not just in the boxes but somewhere on the page so that it would be available for the whole month and the following months- Assignment sheet chap 1, Assignment sheet chap 2, etc. Maybe a drop menu for attachments for each class.
One way I have got around this is by creating a website where I can post multimedia for students to view. When I post my lessons I will include the link.
This would also be so very helpful for subs. My subs cannot use my school computer due to the log-in system. If they could use any computer to access this info and supporting docs, they would be able to get a lot of assistance!
Stevan Flores commented
To explain J's comment further:
Find the URL of the image you want to use. Highlight the address in your browser and copy it (CTRL-C on keyboard or right-click and 'Copy').
In Planbook, click on a lesson to edit it. In the toolbar all the way to the right is a button labeled 'HTML'. Clicking on that opens a new window.
Type in the following:
Replace the URL by pasting the address of the image.
When you click the 'Update' button, you will be returned to your lesson and your image should show. If you have issues, just click the HTML button to return to the editor to make sure it didn't stick in any extra characters.
For whoever is interested, I made this "how to" video: http://youtu.be/fErN_1aT3TA
@Alex - I don't see why not... it's all a matter of embedding the link that Dropbox or Google or whoever gives you. I actually might change two of my links to come from Dropbox so that my poor sixth graders don't have to wrangle remembering how to log in into their Google account to read my handouts on the very first day of school!
Will the same work for Dropbox users?
This is easy to do!
You can embed clip art using basic html - I'm am hardly an expert, but it's really easy to find websites that will help you embed a picture using html. You just need a link to where it is on the internet... like flickr, photobucket, etc.
Attaching documents is easily done using Google Docs or any other filehosting service.
I don't work for planbook.com, but I would imagine that if they were to host files for all of us, the operating cost (and yearly subscription rates) would need to jump dramatically.
@nic - If your district/school uses Google Apps for Education, I'm sure your IT can help you out in person, but in general, you upload an existing documents to Google Docs (or Drive) or create a Doc there to begin with, and then make it publicly available and add the public link in your lesson. Click and Go! :D
Really, though, I am surprised this has SO many votes - are people hoping that planbook.com will actually host our files? That's a lot to ask for 12 a year. I'm happy to keep on adding my links to Google Docs since I keep control of my content without bogging down the planbook.com servers.
Added bonus for linking to a document CREATED in Google Docs - and changes are immediately available to students linking to it though your assignment.
How do you save the lessons to Google docs?