It is an online program (which I've recently had the opportunity to review), so you won't ever have to worry about your computer crashing, and losing all your lesson plans, records, etc. Read the product features and purpose here.
I didn't see any way to "batch edit," which would come in especially handy for subjects where you just want your student to do the next consecutive lesson, as in math. Instead you have to manually add each day's lesson. Of course, as my mom (a retired church school teacher) pointed out, she always had to manually add each day's lesson to her planner...and that was handwritten, because they didn't have/use computers "back then."
There is a To do list, that can also keep us organized. I suppose you can add things there like, plan menu or clean closet, or have one of the boys mow the lawn, etc. I didn't get around to trying that feature out, yet.
I like how the day view of the calendar looks, even including the "all day" event of the birthday on there. I like calendars anyway...so does my youngest!
When my students log in, they see the home page, and have access to the work tab, which shows them their calendar. They can view by month, week, or day. On the day view, if they tap on the subject, a box pops up, and tells them their assignment for that day.
I'll admit, because this is totally online (but you can print off lessons, calendars, reports, transcripts, etc.), and we spent much of the review period at in Florida with very limited internet access, we didn't get to utilize this nearly as much as I wanted to! I am thankful for the one year subscription we have available to us, though, so I can have time to explore even further.
The two things I was most looking for were a way to "batch edit" so I could just have my boys "do the next lesson" in each of their core subjects. I also was looking for a way to keep track of the work my high schooler actually completes each day, with a check off type feature. He likes to work independently, but I also need to make sure he really is doing his schoolwork! ;-)
Be sure to read the rest of the reviews by my fellow Crew mates, and then decide if you think this with help with your homeschool management.
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