When I first heard the term “Academic Planners” and how they use academic calendars, I wasn’t that intrigued and didn’t know exactly what they were.
With the academic planner season upon us, I started seeing some amazing commercial use academic planners come across my email box and I started to get intrigued.
Come to find out that academic calendars typically begin in July and run for 12 or 18 months. This way it takes students, teachers and parents through the school year and with 18-month versions, all the way through the beginning of the next year. Can you see how valuable this type of tool can be?
Upon research and by diving into some of these planners, I began to peel the onion and became more and more intrigued.
What I discovered is that ONE academic planner can actually be transformed into dozens if not hundreds of products.
Let’s unravel this ball of yarn…
Okay, so you create an academic planner (or purchase the commercial use rights to done-for-you academic planners.) Here are just a handful of things you can do with it…
- You can sell it as is.
- You can recolor it to appeal to different audiences.
- You can use it as the foundation for a set of three, color-coordinated academic planners for Students, Parents and Teachers.
- You can create a set for each grade, preschool through college!
- You can create them for sports teams who have to keep track of practice, games, contacts, etc.
- You can create them for dance studios.
- And the list goes on!!!
What ideas come to your mind?
If creating academic planners intrigues you, you may want to explore examples on Amazon on Etsy. There are lots of great ideas.
Additionally, there are some amazing academic planners (WITH Commercial Use / PLR Rights) created by people in our very own content creation community.
Here are just some of my favorites:
Academic Planner by Jan Small – This Academic Planner comes with both Powerpoint source files and CANVA templates.
SPECIAL: Through August 18th just $12.95 with code: SCHOOLDEAL
Student and Teach Academic Planners by Sue Fleckenstein – Attractive student & teacher academic calendar in various formats.
SAVE 25% with code: DVORAHSAVES
Vanilla Blooms Teacher Planner by Becky Beach – 47-page, vanilla blooms themed teacher planner with editable pages. ShareYourBrilliance.com/vanilla
And if you’d like a Digital Option…
Mel Wigdahl’s 18-Month Done-for-Your Digital Planner
With the editable nature of this planner, you can add additional pages (perhaps from one of the above gems) to provide additional pages that students would find useful.