Setting up Smart Digital Sub Plans

Your life just became easier by taking this course! Invariably, something will come up, and you'll have to miss school. It might be a field trip, sickness, a personal day, etc. Getting ready for these out-of-the-classroom days is time-consuming for us, and a challenge for our substitutes. By starting the year with a digital substitute lesson plan, you will be ready. With a smart sub folder, everything is in place so you can concentrate on what you want your students to learn instead of how to keep them busy. This course provides a digital sub folder template that you can customize. Your preparation will be simple, your students' days will be productive, and your sub will thank you.

Author: Rita Buhite

Duration: 1 Hour

Audience: Secondary Teachers

Downloadable Resources:
➤ Checklist: Setting Up Smart Digital Sub Plans
➤ Digital Sub Plans Template (slides)
➤ Templates for Lesson Directions, Teacher Schedule, and other Sub Plans Content (documents)

Micro-Course Outline


Step 1: Gather the Materials

Let us help you gather the materials and information for your digital substitute plans. Get customizable templates to help you get started.


Step 2: Set up the Google Forms (attendance and teacher notes)

Learn how to set up forms easily in your digital sub plans and collect attendance and feedback from the substitute.


Step 3: Post the Lesson Directions

Discover an easy way to record your lesson directions for students. Then, include these recordings in your digital sub plans. See some great examples by other teachers.


Step 4: Customize the Sub Plans Slides Template

Put all the pieces of your digital sub plans together with a handy slides template. Customize the slides to fit your classroom needs and be ready for the day you can't be in the classroom.


Step 5: Publish and Share Your Slides

Put the finishing touches on your digital sub plans share the published link with your substitute or school leader to make sure your students and your substitute have everything they need.

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