The school year is upon us, and whether you are in the classroom, online, or doing some hybrid of in-person and virtual learning, there is going to be a lot to remember! Having a planner to keep track of is just one more thing to focus on during the day. One thing we always have on us is our phones and computers! That's why digital planners are one of the best ways to stay organized this school year!
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What is a Digital Planner?
Digital is the word of the hour this year. From Bitmoji classrooms to digital interactive notebooks, it's a hot topic! A digital planner is something you can have on your phone and computer that sync together. They are easy to edit when things change, and we all know they will!
The Importance of having a Digital Planner
Having a plan is one of the most critical parts of teaching! We live by a lesson plan that changes by the second. But navigating life in and out of the classroom, there is a lot to say grace over! That's why having a digital planner is so important!
Having a planner helps us with all aspects of our lives. From meetings with instructional coaches, staff meetings, games, or doctor's appointments, we have a lot to think about during the day. A digital planner helps us keep it all straight!
Digital Planners Are Always with You
The best part about digital planners is that we live in a world of technology! We always have a computer in our hands, pocket, or purse. In addition to our phones, we have various other devices that we spend time on almost all the time. Therefore, we can always update our planners.
How Digital Planners Work
There are two apps I like to use with my digital planners; GoodNotes or Notability. Both apps only work on iPhones, iPads, or Macs. I'm sure there are other similar apps out there for those who are not an Apple girl, like me. One thing to note is that Notability does cost money, and GoodNotes is a free app.
To download the planner, download the PDF to your device of choice via AirDrop, Dropbox, or Google Drive™. Then “Open With” your app of choice.
Because we have some form of technology on us often, it is easy to edit your planner. Be sure if you have one available to use your Apple Pencil to make things easier to navigate.
Last-minute things come up all the time! You never know when you will have a surprise meeting pop up or when one of your actual kids is going to have something happen. When you have a digital planner with you no matter where you go, you can always update your planner immediately!
You no longer have to write little sticky notes that are misplaced or try to remember everything all the time. Plus, you can copy pages as often as you'd like, so no more buying refills.
Digital Planners and Wellness
Most people think of digital planners as a way to stay organized, but I've created a planner that helps you organize your emotional wellness. I designed my planner to help me navigate a hard time in my life. During these crazy times, we need to take care of ourselves. I hope this planner will bless you during this unprecedented school year. Please use this planner and know I am praying for peace over you and your students.
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