Long range plans
Long range plans overview for the year for each subject area in a week/month view aside from the actual lesson plans -- to view the general overall plans for the year at a glance -- like a pacing guide for all subject areas...
Anna Johnson commented
I can see a week at a time or a month at a time, however when planning units or long projects it would be useful if we can pick the number of weeks to display all at once.
James Kennedy-Zimmerer commented
When planning a unit, I know plenty of teachers like to plan it by the number of periods/classes required. When planning a unit, it would be great to write out how many classes we would need, and fill out the info for each class in one place. For example, I want to make a unit on trigonometry. I would plan as:
Class1: Identifying triangles
Class2: FInding missing angles
Class3: Test etc.
It would be great if it was all in one place as I am planning the unit. Instead of choosing the date range, I would choose the start date, and how many classes I fill determines the end.
When I save, it will fill in my planbook automatically, from the start date and filling in each lesson until the unit was done.
Sharelle Vandborg commented
Be able to see all units for each subject in an excel-type gantt chart. Therefore for each week you can look and see which units should be taught that week, and what is coming up.
Especially while planning a new class, this would be hugely helpful. What topics do I want to cover and how many weeks might they take? The ability to easily drag and drop them around on a generic monthly calendar would also help to set up the master plan.
Eileen Flershem commented
Please make this easier than templates - those are way too confusing to find!!!
Bonnie Hickman commented
I'm a bit discouraged that this suggestion has been up for SIX years and it still has not happened. How do we know if anyone from the corporate office actually reads or acts on these suggestions?
I LOVE Planbook.com, but this is definitely one feature I have found myself looking at different online planbooks for since it is soooo essential to teaching. Please Please integrate this soon! I would love a separate tab that I could view one class/subject and it would show a year or month view so I can create a scope-sequence and long-range plan. Thank you for always listening to the needs of teachers!!
Michelle Dunwoody commented
This would be especially great in light of the epidemic. We need to have everything ready in case we get sick and someone needs to take over for a stretch. I remember in university they would call it the Drop Dead plans....just in case the "worst case scenario" happened.
Celia Piper commented
It should automatically set up when I build the new school year calendar. I should be able to subdivide each class into various stretches of time and then just write in what I am covering in that slot. If I could toggle back and forth between the long-term view and the regular weekly plan view that would be so helpful.
By the way, I have grown to really really like your product. It is a huge help to me. Each year I get better at using it. You have incorporated lots of great ideas which have improved it a lot..
Tona Speltz commented
I'm looking for a way to plan out my entire year for each curriculum I teach. I love all the features about planbook, but this feature is misisng and would save a lot of time. See the commoncurriculum.com for a idea of what I am talking about. That website doesn't offer nearly everything planbook does, but does a good job with a curriculum timeine.
I teach 3 classes in a rotation and love that I can create units to copy the lessons, but would like to be able to change the order of the lessons in the unit.
This would help with block planning and if it could auto populate next year skipping no school days - WOW that would be great!
Barnhouse, Kim commented
I used to create a template for each subject area, especially those that repeated, so I didn't have to type them all every week. I am having trouble adding the template to my plans.
Caroline Collett commented
I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO SEE MY PLANS FOR THE YEAR!
This would be great! I agree with Madame Bratz. I would want it to be separate from my daily plans though in case I am ahead of or behind schedule. Maybe there could be an option for whether to connect them or not... Or maybe it could be added to the lesson in the plans view in a new tab so that you can see if you're on track, but when you make edits to your individual lesson plan, it doesn't effect your overall goal plan.
Melanie Braddy commented
This!!!!! This is a necessity to make the unit planner effective.
Patirck Kirkland commented
Personalized Unit Template - a unit template that included objectives for lessons in the unit, mapped out in the sequence they should be taught. Perhaps even connecting unit topics in a course template that promotes long-range planning for teachers.
Instead of having a start and end date for units, it would be nice to have a "duration" choice of either number of lessons, days or weeks.
Brittany Thompson commented
Agreed! Long range planning features would be AMAZING!!
Dober, Virginia commented
I agree, this would be a really nice feature. I like to map out my year and it would be very helpful to see it on a yearly calendar view which standards I am working on.