There are a number of ways you can save, print, share, or modify content posted at Rotation.org for your own needs.
1. Copy and paste the lesson text into your own Word doc.
- Using your mouse, highlight the desired text in any post and copy/paste it into your own document. This allows you to modify the text of the lesson to suit your needs.
- Sometimes when you copy text, the graphic isn't included in your copied material. If that happens, try to highlight MORE of the page and watch to see if the graphic gets highlighted too, OR, specifically copy or save the graphic and insert it yourself into your WORD doc. (See the "blue box note" below for another way to do this!)
- Attachments such as handouts and scripts will need to be saved and/or printed separately.
2. Print a lesson plan using your browser's print command.
First, go to the post/topic you want to save or print and make the post "printer-friendly" by hovering over "OPTIONS" at the bottom of the post and then clicking on "printer-friendly." This removes extra website stuff to produce a cleaner print.
- Attachments, such as handouts and scripts will need to be saved and/or printed separately.
3. Save the webpage as a PDF so you can email it or print and share it.
- Saving as a PDF preserves the lesson plan's formatting, graphics, and links.
- Attachments, such as handouts, will need to be saved and/or printed separately.
Here's how to save a lesson plan posted at Rotation.org as a PDF:
When your print menu opens, it will look something like the following. Then, instead of selecting your printer, select "Save as PDF" as your print option and tell it where to save the file on your computer. Done!
A reminder: All of our content is copyrighted. You have permission to share it for local teaching purposes provided you cite us as the source: Rotation.org.
Did you know you can turn any PDF back into a Word Document?
There are a number of free websites where you can upload a PDF from your computer and they will download it right back to you as a Word doc that you can then edit.
Doing so will preserve the text and graphics, but the layout of the graphics in the Word doc they give back to you may need some adjusting in Word.
This is a great way to make small text changes to any PDF, resave it as a doc or PDF and share it with a teacher.