Free Resources for Teachers
The next great resource is at internet4classrooms.com. On this page of their site, labeled Teacher Tools, you will find downloadable templates for lesson plans, panning tools, flashcards, and worksheets to name but a few. Some of these can be printed outright with no need to customize at all. The templates are laid out categorically making it easier for the user to find exactly what they are looking for. Also, the site has useful links for teachers which will lead them to other Internet sites that can assist in collecting relevant content to put on the planners (and complete lesson plans by subject).
The third site I found to be worth checking out as a free template source, which expounds upon the advantages of utilizing these user-friendly online tools, is at educationworld.com. Here you will be directed to the customizable templates which suit your needs and be given many other links related to the tools which will organize and expedite the process of education. This site will help you set reasonable expectations for what can be accomplished in the classroom during a given timeframe, along with goal-setting templates to keep the students on track.
Microsoft Office Online also has a worthy selection of templates for teacher’s lesson plans, seating charts, substitute teacher’s guides etc., available at Microsoft office Online. Pay attention to the type of program the templates must be downloaded to in order to be customized. Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel are a few of the options that will be compatible with these templates. Incidentally, many of the free templates here, in particular, can also be used in the business world for training and goal-setting purposes.
With the aforementioned resources for teachers listed above, the daunting job of education can be made a little easier with less time spent on the busy work inherent with planning and organizing the school year. Desktop publishing can indeed be helpful in the classroom for producing a host of other materials including flyers, pamphlets, and signs.