Microsoft's Best Templates and Printables for Teachers

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Free Academic Printables and Templates for Teachers

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Educational Software. (c) Jetta Productions / Photodisc / Getty Images

Looking for free academic templates for instructors or teachers? Microsoft has a bunch of resources you may be interested in.

This slide show is a quick way to get acquainted with what the software company offers.

You may also be interested in Microsoft's Best Templates for Students.

Note that you now search for Microsoft templates right from individual programs such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. I show you how for each suggested template in this collection.

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Printable Classroom Grade Book Template for Microsoft Excel

Printable Gradebook Template for Microsoft Excel
Printable Gradebook Template for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

One of the most important aspects of classroom tracking and planning is a good Classroom Grade Book Template for Microsoft Excel.

Open Excel, select File - New, then search for this template by keyword.

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Printable Seating Chart Template for Microsoft PowerPoint

Printable Seating Chart Template for Microsoft PowerPoint
Printable Seating Chart Template for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Hopefully, mayhem will not ensue in your class, thanks to a little planning with something such as this Printable Seating Chart Template for Microsoft PowerPoint.

Depending on your default printer settings, these should print to a full page.

This design set is extra cool because once you download it, you should find a total of six classroom layouts to choose from and customize.

Open PowerPoint, select File - New, then search for this template by keyword.

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Printable To-Do Task List for Teachers Template in Microsoft Excel

Printable Teacher To-Do List Template for Microsoft Excel
Printable Teacher To-Do List Template for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

If you have more things to do than time to do them in, create some order using this snappy Printable To-Do Task List for Teachers Template in Microsoft Excel.

Search for this file in Excel, by selecting File - New, then search for this template by keyword.

You may also be interested in Digital or Printable Calendar Templates for Microsoft Office.

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Printable Academic Calendar Template for Any Year in Microsoft Word

Academic Calendar for Any Year Template or Printable in Microsoft Word
Academic Calendar for Any Year Template or Printable in Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Schedule class events to share with parents and administration, or a private lesson plan schedule using this Microsoft Word Academic Calendar Template for Any Year.

You can customize colors and text, add images, and other design elements. Or, if this design doesn't work for you, the same link will show you a number of other free options from Microsoft.

Open Word, select File - New, then search for this template by keyword.

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Resources for Substitute Teacher Template for Microsoft Word

Printable Resources and Plans for Substitute Teachers Template for Microsoft Word
Printable Resources and Plans for Substitute Teachers Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Helping your substitute teacher navigate your classroom can go beyond just lesson plans.

By using this Resources for Substitute Teacher Template for Microsoft Word, your sub can be that much less likely to return to one of those terrible reports.

Search for this template by keyword by opening Word, then selecting File - New.

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Substitute Instructor Feedback Form Template for Microsoft Word

Printable Substitute Teacher Feedback Form for Microsoft Word
Printable Substitute Teacher Feedback Form for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Anyone who has substitute taught a class knows the day can get pretty hectic.

Whether you are a substitute teacher or are preparing lesson plans for when one takes over your class, this printable Substitute Instructor Feedback Form Template for Microsoft Word facilitates communication about the lesson and classroom behavior.

Open Word, select File - New, then search for this template by keyword.

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Course Syllabus Template and Printable for Microsoft Word

Printable Course Syllabus Template for Microsoft Word
Printable Course Syllabus Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

For college students, a clear and concise description of expectations and objectives or learning outcomes is essential.

This Course Syllabus Template and Printable for Microsoft Word is a fast way to prepare for your upcoming teaching assignment.

If you don't love this template's layout, you may like al other syllabus template options you will find when you select File - New, then search for this template by keyword in the search field.

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Back to School Supply Checklist Template or Printable for Microsoft Word

Printable Back to School Supply List Template for Microsoft Excel
Printable Back to School Supply List Template for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Back to School Supply Checklist Template or Printable for Microsoft Word is an easy way to customize what students should bring to class, if allowed by your educational institution.

Just one less thing to do as you get ready for your upcoming class or term.

With Word open, please select File - New, then search for this template by keyword.

 

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Academic Chalkboard Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Coach Chalkboard Template from Microsoft.com. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

The Academic Chalkboard Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint can be used for a general education presentation.

This customizable PowerPoint features cool sketches spanning myriad subjects.

Open PowerPoint, then select File - New, then search for this template by keyword.

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Printable Hall Pass History Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel

Printable Hall Pass History Template for Microsoft Excel
Printable Hall Pass History Template for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Printable Hall Pass History Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel can help you keep tabs on which students have already used their allotted breaks.

Substitute teachers may find this helpful as well.

In Excel, search for this template by selecting File - New.

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Printable Daily Lesson Plan Template or Printable for Microsoft Word

Printable Daily Lesson Plan Template for Microsoft Word
Printable Daily Lesson Plan Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This free Printable Daily Lesson Plan Template for Microsoft Word can help you organize your day, week, or academic year. 

Open Word, select File - New, then search for this template by keyword.

 

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