Screen shots of Lesson Planner

Opening screen - Choose which component you want to use Create a new lesson or find an old one The entry screen for creating a new lesson
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Lesson Plan Tab - input screen (the background images disappear when you're typing in a field)

These are the fields in the lesson planner

  • National Core Art Standards (Drop down)
  • National Core Essential Question (Drop down)
  • National Core Enduring Understandings (Drop down)
  • lesson title
  • grade level
  • class
  • approx. time
  • date / week / period
  • big idea
  • essential guiding question
  • elements of art (drop down menu)
  • principles of design (drop down menu)
  • state standards (drop down menu for YOUR state)
  • benchmarks (drop down menu for YOUR state)
  • Common Core State Standards Language Arts (drop down)
  • Common Core State Standards Math (drop down)
  • learning goals
  • ESE / ELOL strategies (drop down menu)
  • character education (drop down menu)
  • technology (drop down menu)
  • software (drop down menu)
  • National Educational Technology Standards (drop down menu)
  • web resources
  • resources (books, etc)
  • 5 file references (connect to files you have on your computer for easy reference)
  • 2 places to import illustrations/ samples/ etc.
  • artist connections - lesson inspiration
  • vocabulary
  • materials
  • preparation
  • activities
  • assessment
  • 2 built-in rubric creators
  • information for substitutes
  • notes/ reflection

Note: most drop down menus are editable.

CCSS Tab - Language Arts and Math Common Core State Standards (drop down menus) Daily Activities Tab - Lesson activities for the week

Essentials Tab - enter the big idea, your goals, elements of art, principles of design, inclusion strategies, technology, etc. Standards tab - use drop-down menus to select the National Core Arts Standards, essential questions, enduring understandings AND your state standards and benchmarks.

School / class info tab - enter information that you might need for a substitute (you only need to enter the info once and it appears on all lesson plans) Optional Lesson plan data entry WITHOUT TABS (Has the same info fields as the tabbed screens)
Related files tab - Add images and/or related files to your lesson.

Print It tab - 12 different printing options for your lessons. Example of the student handout print option

Digital Portfolio screen shots

Your toolkit includes a digital portfolio so that you can organize your student work or YOUR work!

The digital portfolio includes these data fields:

  • student name
  • artwork title
  • date / year
  • group
  • media
  • size
  • artist statement
  • 2 places to import images of the work (different views perhaps?)

Of course, you'll have various print options in the digital portfolio:

  • print images and artist statement (one page)
  • print images
  • print artist statement
  • print whole portfolio
  • print Avery labels (Avery 5160)

Syllabus Creator screen shots

The Syllabus Creator allows you to create a syllabus for each of your classes. The data input is based on the requirements or the College Board for an AP course syllabus.


For each syllabus, the following data entry fields are available:

teacher name
email address
office number
office hours
course number
course name
course schedule
required materials
grading/ evaluation
course goals
course plan

Electronic File Cabinet screen shots

The Electronic File Cabinet gives you a spot to organize all of your important PDF, jpg, or Tiff files.

It's great to keep everything in one spot!

You can import and save pdf., jpg, and other image files.

Curriculum Map screen shots

Curriculum maps allow you to set long-range goals for your classes and set a pace for your teaching.

The Curriculum Mapping component of the Toolkit offers data entry fields for:

  • time period (months, weeks, quarters, etc.)
  • content outline
  • skills/ standards
  • resources
  • assessment

Pacing Guide screen shots


A pacing guide is a quick and easy way to plan out your course without going into details. Think of it as kind of an outline for a full year of lessons and activities.

The Pacing Guide is a great way to plan out a unit, a quarter, a semester, or a whole year!