Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Lesson Planet - review
I was excited to be given a 3-month membership to Lesson Planet recently as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. It offers the ability to search over 150,000 teacher reviewed lesson plans and 75,000 worksheets. Doesn't that sound great? Unfortunately, the problem I ran into is that there is no quality control and just the sheer volume of materials available made it hard to find "the good stuff." And then, the very first outside link I clicked on, when I searched on a topic I was interested in, brought up a "Page Not Found" error. My take: I love the idea, but I just don't have time to sort through everything that's available to find what I need. However, they do offer a 10 day free trial to allow teachers and parents to try the site with no obligation, so you can try it for yourself and see what you think.
Members of Lesson Planet also have access to web-based tools including LessonMaker, NewsletterMaker and Online Storage. In addition to searching for lesson plans and worksheets, they are able to create their own plans using the additional online features. After the free trial, membership is only $39.95/year.