With the many options for planning tools out there, why choose ESBPlanners? Because we respect and understand the unique needs of individual teachers. While other platforms try to fit teachers into a box by offering a few select templates to use as a starting point and minimal options to modify, we know that in reality each teacher has their own unique needs. Not everyone has their classes arranged on a 5-day schedule or a 2-day rotation – some teachers teach part-time, some teachers are specialists who might only teach a certain class to varying groups of students once or twice a week, some are language or learning support teachers whose schedules vary day to day. With this in mind, we aimed to create a user-friendly software that allows teachers to create custom planners based on their own needs and visions for their classrooms.
When creating planners using ESBPlanners, one begins with the option to modify an existing template we have developed or to design your own. If designing your own, you are taken to a blank page where you can easily add as many draggable rows and columns as you need. When inputting information into cells, you have the option to add custom content, images, videos, attach files, insert curriculum goals using our drop-down menu, create categories, customize your colours and more, giving you the ultimate power to create the tools you need to keep your yearly, unit and/or lesson plans in order and address the needs of any type of class you might be teaching – split-grade, multi-level, etc. And when you are finished with your design, simply enter a title name and tags to help you easily find and access your planner in the future.
If this isn’t enough, not only can you create customized planners for yourself, but in a team teaching or co-teaching situation, planners can easily be shared and worked on together in real-time with the option of adding notes, comments and sending notifications to alert others of changes made. Need hard copies to share? No problem, planners can be saved as PDFs and printed out.
If you are looking for the ultimate software to help you address your specific needs, ESBPlanners is the tool for you. ESBPlanners is coming soon, stay tuned for its release!
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