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This looks interesting...
If you’re educator near the middle of the K-12 curriculum, and you’re feeling a bit lacking in terms of online tools available to help increase your own efficiency in the case of schoolwork, this item may be worth a look. It’s called Lesson Writer, and it’s something that can aid you in cranking out a basic lesson (and plan) for particular course on a given day. If you’re short for time, or consider the lesson-creation element of your workflow best left up to a series of code to piece together, Lesson Writer may go far in getting you to crunch through your own set of tasks outside the classroom more quickly.
There isn’t too much that needs explaining about Lesson Writer. If you stumble across a website whose content you’d like to include in an agenda for a future day (or perhaps the very same school session that happens to call you to two or more places at once and leaves you with little time to manufacture papers for class), you can select any interesting text and paste it into a draft page for a new lesson. Once you’ve submitted said text to the Lesson Writer engine, you’re taken through a process of choosing any that Lesson Writer deems pertinent. This goes for things like vocabulary, grammar and so forth. You can add your own custom critical thinking queries for students at the final step.
There’s certainly a limit to what you can accomplish through Lesson Writer. Complex algebraic problems aren’t part of the package. The extent to Lesson Writer’s powers seems to be very plainly hinted in its title. It seems only some elementary Language Arts and perhaps some History and Civics lessons can be assembled through the service. And if you prefer to interact with lessons created by other teachers in well-engineered environment, you might do well to consult with the Yahoo Teachers beta program.
Yet, if you’re tasked with managing a variety of subjects in a given day as instructor/disciplinarian/mediator/etc., and are wanting terribly for a quick and easy backup lesson solution, and don’t happen have your own personal living and breathing teaching assistant, Lesson Writer could very well work to complement your grind if/when the moment requires it.
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