Thursday, August 23, 2012

Gearing up for back to school!

It's always hard to say goodbye to the summer (especially this summer -- I got married in July and have enjoyed spending August traveling with my hubby!)....but I find it only takes a good conversation with a colleague or the discovery of a new techie tool to get my mind back on track for the beginning of the school year.

This week, I did some planning with a colleague in preparation for the 3rd grade math class we co-teach.  It was a great time -- not only did we have some inspirational conversations, but we also discovered some new features of a tech tool we LOVE: PlanbookEDU.  This online lesson planning tool just keeps getting better and better, including the ability to add Common Core Standards to your plans,  share your Planbook with others, and attach electronic files to your plans.  Love it!

I am constantly telling other teachers about PlanbookEDU and how much it has streamlined my lesson planning, but I have been searching for a thorough and easy-to-follow tutorial to refer them to....until now!  Check out The Caffeinated Teacher's blog for a wonderful tutorial on PlanbookEDU.  You won't be disappointed!!  The Caffeinated Teacher (Raye) is also offering a give-away of a free year's subscription to PlanbookEDU -- I'm definitely hoping to win!

Hopefully your summer has included lots of fun, friends, family and relaxation!  What do you like to do to get into the back-to-school spirit?

Thanks for reading!

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