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5 Best Lesson Planning Apps for Teachers

5 Best Lesson Planning Apps for Teachers

Using apps for lesson planning have a major positive impact on teaching and has saved several hours of preparation time for teachers because it is so easy to plan and to find the previous lessons. With these apps, websites and online lesson planners, you can easily create and organize lesson plans on weekly and yearly basis and customize for your own use.

There are free online lesson planners that makes it easy for teachers of all grade levels to create, share and print their lesson plans. The capability to easily share plans with teachers, colleagues and administrators is probably the biggest advantage with these lesson planning websites.

Here are our favourite apps that helps teachers to create, share and manage their lesson plans to use it in the classroom.


( Android - Free , iPhone, iPad - Free )

Nearpod offers teachers an easy-to-use tool for creating interactive lesson plans, presentations, assessments, and digital content. Nearpod allows teachers to create digital lesson plans, share it with students during class, and track individual progress. Lessons are comprised of teacher-created slides that can include text, video, images, websites, questions, quizzes, polls, and assignments. 

Planboard - Free Lesson Planner for Teachers

( Android - Free , iPhone, iPad - Free )

Planboard is an organizational tool (website and app) for lesson planning. Planboard is becoming an increasingly popular way for educators to plan lessons. Teachers can use this app as their primary lesson planning tool. That way, after having written all their lesson plans into this app, they will be able to view their lessons on the app while they teach. In addition, once having taught the lesson, teachers can go back into the lesson and make any revisions or edits based on their teaching of it and then save them. Teachers can connect with students and parents while organizing lesson plans.


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PlanbookEdu is a free, online lesson planner for teachers that functions much like a paper book with a couple of important exceptions. First, since it is cloud-based, it's impossible to forget at home or at school. It also makes customizing and editing easier, and each box functions much like its own tiny text pad. 

PlanbookEdu is an online tool teachers can use to keep track of classes, lessons, and standards. While setting up their Planbook, teachers can indicate how many periods they have in a day and which standards they would like to use (for instance, Common Core, NETS, or individual State Standards). Once an "event" is created within a period, teachers can add text, attach a file, and search for a standard by number or keyword to attach to the event.

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

( iPhone, iPad - Free )

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard is an app designed mainly for teachers to present lessons that can easily be shared with other students, teachers, or parents. Annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content in the lesson as teachers explain any concept. Teachers can create short instructional video-lesson and share them instantly with students, or ask students to show what they know and help friends learn something new. See how teachers around the world are using classroom management apps to engage students inside and outside the classroom.


( Android - Free , iPhone, iPad - Free )

Evernote is a great tool for daily lesson planning. Having a record of our lessons, including what went right and wrong with the lesson as well as ideas for next time, is an invaluable tool for being effective and improving as a teacher. For the weekly routines within your teaching, you can create templates for certain days of the week in order to save time. 

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

( iPhone, iPad - Free )

ShowMe Interactive whiteboard app is an application that allows teachers to create lessons that can be shared via the device on online privately or to a community audience. The teachers can record and create engaging voice over presentations and lessons of their chosen topic by using some of the many tools such as adding text, drawings, photos and images.


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LearnZillion is a website that provides teachers with a library of interactive math and language arts lessons, videos, quizzes, and assignments for students. Teachers search lesson plans by selecting the lesson plan tab on their navigation bar, the grade level, and searching the LearnZillion library by content topic. All lessons are Common Core aligned. LearnZillion is free for teachers.

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The Read, Write, Think site offers lessons and resources developed by the International Reading Association and The National Council of Teachers of English. Literacy teachers will find a gold mine of information and a wide array of standards-based lesson plans that meaningfully integrate Internet content into the teaching and/or learning experience. Each lesson is research based, and includes a detailed instructional plan and such student materials as worksheets, interactives, and Web resources. The lessons make the connection between theory and classroom practice while providing assessments, correlations to national standards and interactive tools to assist students with a reading or writing activity. Lessons can be sorted by grade level (K-2, 3-5, 6-8) and by three areas of literacy practice: learning language, learning about language, learning through language.


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Tailor-ED is a lesson-planning tool through which teachers can construct differentiated math lessons in just a few clicks. Teachers determines the grade level and standard for each unit. Using Tailor-ED, teachers can prepare high-quality lessons individualized for the learning profiles of their students in a matter of minutes. Tailor-ED has gathered a collection of high-quality activities from sources like Khan Academy, Teachers Pay Teachers, Math Antics, and Illustrative Mathematics.

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