July 11, 2021
Though they make a planner "pretty" I really love icons more for the visual they offer.
Like when I'm frantically looking up a lesson plan while my students are waiting in the background and another teacher is waiting at the door with a question...when my eyes scanning my planner it is SO much easier to find things with a visual!
I designed these icons to make my planbook more visual:
But you can use this tutorial with any images you would like!
ADDING ICONS TO PLANBOOK
First, click on one of your lesson boxes in your planner:
Click on the Attachment tab, then click the paperclip icon:
Click on Upload New File:
Navigate to the icon you want to use and upload it:
The clipart will appear in your lesson box (and might be a large size!):
To adjust the size, head to the Source Code (the < > symbols):
Once you click on this, you will see the html code for the image. Find the image size...in this example the image is 500 pixels:
Highlight this number to type over it. I like my icons to appear in a smaller size so they provide a visual, but not too large to distract from the lesson plan.
I use 70 pixels for mine. Once you choose your size, click OK at the bottom:
Now you can see your little icon at a nice size!
Next, we will center your icon.
Head to the Source Code again:
We will add some code to the beginning and end of the code you see on this screen.
Add <center> to the beginning.
Then add </center> to the end.
Now your icon is centered!
Click enter next to the icon and you can type the class name and time right below it:
Once you have your lesson formatted the way you would like, you can copy and paste it into other lessons (or create a template, which we will talk about in the next post!):
Select all to copy the entire design:
Copy the selection, then paste it in the other classes for the week:
And in a few simple steps, you have visuals to help navigate your lesson plans!
If you would like to see more of the Digital Planning Icons, please click below: