Instructional Practices

Setting up Smart Digital Sub Plans (E2208-36)

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.

Includes Free 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)

Course Author: Rita Buhite

  • Welcome
  • Step 1: Gather the Materials
  • Getting Ready!
  • About the Template
  • Complete Step 1: Gather the Materials
  • Step 2: Set up the Google Forms (attendance and teacher notes)
  • Why Go Paperless?
  • Creating Your Roster(s) in Google Forms
  • Accessing the Form Link and Receiving Notifications
  • Setting Up a Teacher Comment Form
  • Complete Step 2: Set up the Google Forms
  • Step 3: Post the Lesson Directions
  • Show the Lesson
  • Choose a Recording Tool
  • Creating a Video: Screencasting Tips
  • Complete Step 3: Post the Lesson Directions
  • Step 4: Customize the Sub Plans Slides Template
  • Putting It All Together
  • Google Slides Template Overview
  • Make Your Copy of the Google Slides Template
  • Editing Themes in Google Slides (Slide Masters and Layouts)
  • Inserting Video into Google Slides
  • Complete Step 4: Customize the Digital Sub Plans Slides Template
  • Step 5: Publish and Share Your Slides
  • Publishing Your Slides and Sharing the Link
  • Task: Share Your Digital Sub Plans Link
  • Checklist: Setting Up Smart Digital Sub Plans
  • Wrap Up
  • Learning Extensions
  • Share Your Feedback
  • About the Author [Optional]
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever