TeacherEase helps organize digital resources into effective standards-based curriculum. Transition away from traditional paper textbooks, especially in 1-to-1 computing environments. Teachers can collaborate on curriculum construction, creating opportunities for professional development and superior instruction.
Organize Digital Curriculum
Use readily available digital resources to create effective curriculum. Include project-based learning activities, online textbook sections, educational videos, Internet research, etc. Any resource usable on students’ computing devices can be added to the curriculum. Upload electronic resources or link to the web. Engaging digital content enhances student motivation and learning.
Transition Away from Traditional Textbooks
Many schools have stopped buying traditional paper textbooks, and digital curriculum is taking its place. Teachers walk through electronic curricular units much like they’ve worked through chapters in the textbook.
Use Common Core Standards
Make the transition to standards-based education. Help teachers understand and use the common core standards daily. All activities can be aligned to standards (units, lesson plans, assignments, digital resources, etc). Run reports to make sure the curriculum covers all standards. Analyze both the intended curriculum developed at the district/school level and also instruction delivered in each classroom.
Facilitate Teacher Sharing
The process of creating digital curriculum can increase teacher collaboration and facilitate professional development. Teachers share resources they’ve discovered and use effectively. These discussions bring teachers together to learn from each other and can facilitate professional learning communities. Sharing can also provide lesson plans to substitute teachers on short notice.
Ease Lesson Plan Review
Many administrators are required to regularly evaluate teachers, and reviewing lesson plans is often a part of this process. TeacherEase makes lesson plan review easy. Lesson plans are online and easily accessible. Lesson plans can be shared without having to make photocopies. Eliminate the paper hassle.
Build a Library of Activities
Digital curriculum can be more comprehensive and better. It’s easy to collect many more digital activities than fit in a textbook. For each topic, resources can address different student learning modes -- allowing teachers to choose the right activities for each student. This richer toolkit allows teachers to be more effective and reach more students.
Reduce Cost of Paper Materials
Textbook, consumable, and photocopy costs have traditionally been 5-8% of district budgets. Using high-quality, low-cost digital resources can significantly reduce these costs. This is especially true when classrooms go paperless using the TeacherEase Learning Management System.
TeacherEase Curriculum and Lesson Planning is a subset of TeacherEase Learning Management System for 1-to-1 Computing. If you already subscribe to the LMS, you don’t need to purchase a subscription to get Curriculum and Lesson Planning -- you already have all the functionality.