I think I kept a paper-pencil planbook for exactly one year before I made the switch to electronic planning.
I created a basic excel template where I plugged in my schedule annually and then planned the days away. It was very convenient when I taught the same grade for consecutive years because I could just copy, paste, and add my upgrades to the lessons. It worked for me for the past 7 years.
Then, recently after a conversation with a colleague, I bought a planbook app. My new school district supplies every teacher with a Mac Notebook so I figured I may as well try out the app. I have it set up and planned for the week.
But, I'm not so sure I'm hooked on it yet.
How do you plan?
Paper-pencil? Spreadsheet? App?