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10 Online Lesson Planning Resources

10 Online Lesson Planning Resources

By Silvia Gallagher

Whooo's Reading - Learn MoreOne of the best things about using technology for lesson planning is that you’re no longer on your own.

Tech savvy teachers are now able to share their resources and expertise online, making this invaluable knowledge available to teachers around the world.

With all of these resources at your disposal, you can cut down on the effort spent lesson planning and still create engaging, highly interactive lesson plans for students.

Use the following resources to do just that.

Build Your Lesson Plan

Downloadable templates make it easy to structure your lesson plans in less time; you can even customize the same template for multiple lessons to get the most mileage from the ones you like best.


TeachersPayTeachers allows you to search by lesson plan type, and returns with results for PowerPoint presentations, interactive whiteboard files or webquests. Both free and priced lesson plans are available, and a good community of buyers and sellers gives validity to what you find. If you’re looking to share your own resources, you can set up an account to sell them.


Sharemylesson has more than 200,000 lesson plans and resources for teachers to download, many of which incorporate videos, photographs and websites to help teachers bring in technology into the classroom. Each week the site highlights the most popular lesson plans, handouts and classroom materials, making it a worthwhile bookmark to keep tabs on new materials.

Promethean Planet

Promethean Planet offers thousands of lesson plans designed with the Promethean brand of interactive whiteboards in mind. The lesson plans can be sorted into ‘Most Downloaded,’ ‘Highest Rated’ and ‘Most Favored.” This makes it easy to see which lesson plans are popular with other teachers, and therefore may be more legitimate. The most popular downloaded lesson plan, Connect Four – Maths Lesson, has been downloaded over 10,000 times!

SMART Exchange

SMART Exchange is packed with lesson plans and other classroom activities designed to be used with the SMART Board’s Notebook software. The plans are created by teachers, educational publishers and SMART employees, and popular plans are highlighted and recommended for members.

Improve Your Lesson Plan

Take last year’s lesson plans to the next level with interactive tools, videos and supplemental resources from these awesome educational websites.

PBS Kids

Broadcaster PBS Kids has also joined the whiteboard revolution, creating bright and fun interactive whiteboard games for younger students. A wide range of subjects are covered including language arts, math, social science and the arts.

Read Write Think

ReadWriteThink has a variety of free interactives, among other resources, that help you incorporate literacy and reading skills in the classroom. These interactives are easy to find using the ‘interactives’ filter in their search engine.


Scholastic incorporates technology in many of its free lesson plans and activities. From reading interactive storybooks to analyzing data, you can find a variety of resources to that make your curriculum more exciting.

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia is another well-known brand in the educational world focused on providing digital resources for teachers to use as part of their lesson plans. In addition to games and student interactives, teachers will find audio files, video files and slideshow presentations to use in their classrooms.

Discovery Education

Use the large Discovery Education resource platform to access games, student interactives, digital textbooks and audio and video files by subject or by resources type. The site even has a lesson plan library to help teachers figure out how to present these resources to students.

K-12 Tech Tools

K-12 Tech Tools directs teachers to free websites, web 2.0 applications, games and student interactives that can be used both inside and outside of the classroom. Don’t miss the Special Education section where you can find links to pioneering and innovative apps and games for students with specialist needs.

There are many resources online to help build and improve your lesson planning. Use these popular websites to refill your arsenal of teaching assets.


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