Google sheets is perfect for planning because you can divide academic areas, or class periods, with the columns and rows. This allows a friendly and easy-to-read layout. The magic, however, is in the actual sheets themselves. While I imagine there are many ways to use these sheets for planning, I use them for each day of the week. As you can see above, each sheet represents one day of the school week. Inside the sheet I have divided my academic day by activity and the time it occurs.
As you can see, these plans are not very detailed. For detailed plans, I use an actual teaching resource (this could be a teacher's edition or a created lesson plan by myself or colleagues). These weekly plans simply help me to organize, or lay out, the week. They also allow me to hold links, important goals/events, etc. for the week. Watch the video for a more detailed explanation of how I use Google Sheets for my weekly planning.
Are you using Google Sheets for lesson planning or otherwise? I'd love to hear about it!