In my fourth year of teaching, I had become fed up with the lesson planning requirement imposed on me and my colleagues. The documents my administrators expected of us seemed beyond reasonable. At my school, we were asked for a lesson plan consisting of sixteen fields, a unit plan, and curriculum map. I was using a word processor to write up these documents, a tool that I found was utterly inadequate but I could find no better alternative. In 2012, I began to build my own solution.
There are five ways by which a word processor fails to fulfill the needs of a teacher. I designed Spiced to fulfill each of these needs.