A. Efficiency - 5
B. Functionality - 5
C. Design - 6.3
iLesson Ready: An App for Lesson Planning
Summary : Outlining Lesson Plans and Aligning them to the CCSS
iLesson Ready supports users in designing lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards. After registering with the app, users can create a lesson plan by tapping the “New Plan” button. Users will then have to enter the lesson’s title, select the Common Core State Standards that align to the lesson, and explain how the lesson supports students in achieving the 30-day learning goal(s) and completing the 30-day summative assessment. When finished entering information, users must tap the “Create” button to save their lesson plan. Once saved, users will see the lesson added to their “My Lesson Plans” menu on the left of the screen. Users can select a lesson plan from that menu, and they will be able to add “Weekly Learning Targets” for up to four weeks. Users can access additional options by tapping the “Actions” button on the top of the screen, which allows them to save, share, print, and view the lesson plan selected.
- Teachers can use this app to map out how they are preparing students for a summative assessment. After teachers have identified the summative assessment, they can write a brief rationale on each lesson plan that explains how the lesson does, in fact, prepare students for the upcoming summative assessment.
- Teachers can ensure that their lessons are preparing students for increasingly rigorous assessments. After creating a lesson plan, teachers are presented with the Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4 options. Teachers can write a note that explains what the summative assessment for each week is. That way, when teachers tap the different weeks, they can evaluate if their weekly assessments are aligned and build on each other in terms of rigor.
- Teachers can use this app to monitor the alignment between their lessons and the Common Core State Standards. As teachers write lessons and align them to the Standards, teachers can keep a separate checklist to ensure that they have taught each of the Standards multiple times.
- When teachers create a lesson plan that they want to share, they can select it and tap the “Actions” button to email it to a colleague.
|B2. Collaboration & Communication|
|B3. Ability to Save Progress|
|B5. Platform Integration|
|C2. Ease of Use|
|C5. Screen Design|
|C6. Information Presentation|
|C7. Media Integration|
|C8. Free of Distractors|