In the land of teaching and learning, lesson plans build our classroom foundation and evidence the reflection and critical thinking we use to make our content more engaging for students. And on a different count, they also add to the confidence with which we approach our teaching, our planning being able to subtle manage our classroom as well. Do we need some movement in the middle of the week? Build it in with a Gallery Walk. Do we need a hard core experiment day for them to master a concept? Build it in. Regardless, we've got a plan of attack for our content which helps rigor prevail. So, on a practical note, since we'll be using Google Forms for our lesson plan submissions, here's what you need to know:
What is the difference between live view and edit view ? In Google Forms, the form that has been shared for your subject area (or the general plan you can make yours by just adding standards) has two ways to view it. In LIVE view, indicated by the EYE ICON, you are inputting your information into your lesson plan. You may edit this form after its submission. In EDIT MODE, indicated by pressing the PENCIL ICON, you may view the lesson plans you have already submitted by clicking INDIVIDUAL RESPONSES or pressing the SPREADSHEET ICON.
How do I view my plans and/or print them after I have submitted? There are three ways to view your lesson plans after submission:
Click INDIVIDUAL RESPONSES. First, click through to find the lesson you would like to print. You can then choose the PRINT Icon to print from there.
Click the GREEN SPREADSHEET ICON. You can then copy your spreadsheet data and paste it into a new spreadsheet and print.
Print out your RETURN RECEIPT that will be emailed to you when you complete the form.
But what if I like to work on my lesson plans a little bit at a time or need to change something after submission? No problem. You now have two choices:
1. Submit what you have and keep the Google form open on your browser tabs.. You can EDIT THE RESPONSE until you've finished.
2. You can update by clicking the SPREADSHEET icon. Go to the category you need to update and input the new information. Then copy into another spreadsheet to print.
The spreadsheet is the live version that allows collaboration after the plans have been completed. Update and collaborate as needed.
Now, that I'm done, how do I make sure the people who need it have access to the sheet? In order to share your responses, go to the vertical (...), which is the icon that stands for menu. On your Google Form, click ADD COLLABORATORS. It is there you will type in the emails of the following individuals:
Your principal and APs Your collaborative team (only one of you needs to do this, and in many cases, the coach has shared with the appropriate individuals) Your coach/A coach
Please make sure you share your forms AND the spreadsheet.
Then, forward your response to receipt to Ms. Simmons to be sure that she received your plans.
And how can I have quick, easy access when I need to pull up the lesson for my class? Take a second to download the Google Drive app, Google Forms app, and Google Sheets app to your phone. When you click the drive icon, you will have the lessons available at the touch of your hand.