Time management is a common challenge for teachers, especially those new to the profession. Between teaching, creating lesson plans, and other logistical tasks, some educators might feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day.
But investing in educational technology (edtech) can simplify those processes. In particular, automation handles more menial tasks (e.g., taking attendance, grading assignments) and allows teachers to direct their attention toward more big-picture responsibilities.
Efficient lesson planning can save teachers a lot of time and unnecessary stress. With an automated solution, it can become a little easier for your entire staff.
How to Lesson Plan Faster With Integrated Technology
A lesson plan is an educator’s roadmap for learning experiences in the classroom, providing a detailed outline of what needs to be learned, and how it will be taught and measured afterwards. It includes referencing what needs to be taught, contextualizing that material, and using feedback to improve future lessons.
With EdTech, administrators can support teachers and assist them in addressing the challenges of lesson planning. Here are three ways technology makes lesson planning faster and saves teachers time:
1. Customizable Templates: User-friendly and intuitively designed software helps reduce the learning curve for teachers. In addition, set templates can save teachers time and address the challenges of lesson planning. Although most schools provide their teachers with admin-approved templates for lesson planning, automatically embedding the templates for each new lesson plan can help save teachers a lot of time.
For more efficient lesson planning, it is imperative to invest in educational technology that enables administrators to have greater transparency into the quality of lesson plans being created through mapping state standards and curriculum to lesson plans. Additionally, this automation helps keep schools compliant with standards while freeing up teachers’ time.
2. Streamlined Communication: Traditionally, lesson planning occurs across several platforms. All of that information is typically scattered across multiple email threads and different Google Docs, highlighting some of the significant challenges of lesson planning: losing information, building formats that lack relevancy, and even removing the possibility of collecting relevant data.
Correspondence that is fluid, easily captured, and easy to access creates an environment of teacher engagement and collaboration.
3. Quicker Approval: Administrative oversight is often necessary for the lesson planning implementation process, but it can be time-consuming and lead to teachers teaching lessons without admin approval. When software systems work together, it reduces the number of teacher logins and how many tabs they need to have open while combining all of your data into one easy-to-view dashboard. It prevents logjams from forming and enables efficient lesson planning.
Innovative edtech solutions provide a faster turnaround from creation to implementation for lesson plans. When software allows for greater automation, integrates with templates, maps state standards and curriculum into the lesson plans, and boosts communication and data transparency, approvals happen faster.
Integrated, user-friendly technology is the way of the future. At Integrate Schools, we’ve developed software that allows teachers to create lesson plans faster and empowers them to create, share, and receive approval in one system.
The results? Better time management, forecasting, and student performance.
If this sounds too good to be true, it isn’t. Set up a time to meet with us and learn how we can help you have more time and a create a higher quality of life.