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...
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..
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.
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.
We create year long maps. I would love to place units for the entire year and have an option to print the year long plan that included unit titles. I would need to be able to see how many weeks each unit is and have color coding for each class.
Jaime Fagan commented
I also want long range planning tools. Maybe a monthly calendar view for planning units.
Let me put quick notes or events on a monthly view for long range planning. My grade level team plans math chapters at a time. While our daily lessons may not be the same, we want to end on the same day. I'd like to be able to put an event on the monthly view and be able to see it on that quick view calendar.
Karen Gomez commented
This overview would provide a space to type in ideas or goals for the term, semester or month. I know you have s month view, but I would like a space to add more text (similar to the notes tab). I often need to think out the big picture for planning and the refer to it. It could also be a timeline type of format.
Madame Bratz commented
I tend to sketch out certain ideas/milestones way in advance and fill in more detail as the day/week gets closer. These are kind of like "notes to self" -- i.e., let's say on a Monday I know I want the kids to be through the vocabulary by Friday. In a pen-and-paper panbook I would pencil this in on Friday. I would love to have a separate section (that I can see in my lesson view) for this. Currently I have set up a tab called "ideas/milestones" for this but it is cumbersome. It would be nice to have a separate function for it, that is somehow tied to the calendar. I don't feel I am explaining this very well... :-/
Shirley Morton commented
It would be great if I could create a year long planner and enter holidays. school breaks, testing, convocations, field trips etc.
I can do this on the Everyday Math online lesson planner and it is great. It helps to plan long term projects etc.