Top Ten {Tuesday} – 10 Reasons I Love Scholaric Homeschool Planner

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I want to introduce (or reintroduce) you to one of my favorite homeschooling resources: Scholaric Homeschool Planner.

1.  I love Scholaric’s tagline: The more learning, less typing homeschool planning system.  And it’s so true.  It takes literally seconds to add a lesson to the planner.

2.  I love that Scholaric is the best of both worlds: It’s like an electronic paper planner.  Adding a lesson is as simple as writing the information into a box on a paper planner, but because it’s online, I can easily change or move a lesson without all the mess of erasures or scribbles or running out of space.

3.  I love the simple clean look of Scholaric.  No ads or mess to deal with.  Just planning space. Take a look:

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4.  I love that Scholaric allows me to be as simple or as detailed with my homeschool planning as I want.  Take a look at this sample of a a week of my planning for Jonathan, who is in Kindergarten:

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5.  I love that with Scholaric, I can print out my lesson plans in daily and weekly formats.  I like to use this feature to print completed lessons to PDF and save in Jonathan’s electronic portfolio.

6.  I love that Scholaric allows for tracking of grades and hours.  I don’t have to do this in my state and especially at the grade level we’re at right now, but I know this is a helpful feature for those in states with more stricts homeschooling rules.  Attendance is also automatically tracked for you.

7.  I love that Scholaric allows you to share lessons across students.  If I were homeschooling more than one child, I could easily make the lesson show up on more than one students lesson plan.  I could even make additional notes that apply to the individual children on their lesson plan.

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8.  I love that I can create repeating lessons in Scholaric.  That means faster input and less time typing.

9.  I love that I can use Scholaric on any device from anywhere.  I can put in my lessons on my Mac and then use my iPad or my iPhone while we’re schooling.  All you need is a web browser!

10.  I love that Scholaric was created by a homeschooling dad.  Jeff understands what homeschoolers need and he’s always adding new features to make Scholaric even better!  He listens to his users and he quick to respond by email and Twitter (@scholaric).

You can try Scholaric for FREE for 15 days.  I hope you love it as much as I do!  Scholaric is offering one of my readers a free six month subscription.  Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below to enter.


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Huge thanks to Scholaric for sponsoring and sending my family to the Teach Them Diligently Convention this weekend.  We’re excited to go and represent you!  If you’re at Teach Them Diligently, be sure to find me because I’ll be handing out bookmarks with a link that will get you 3 free months when you sign up for Scholaric!

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Comments

  1. Oh, this looks cool! Lesson planning? What’s that? Just kidding…I try to keep things pretty much the same, everyweek…unless we have some “change it up days”…writing about that later this week. =)

  2. Cheryl I says:

    so good!  I would love to try something to make my work easier
     

  3. I type up my plans on the computer.  This sounds like it would make things much easier and faster!

  4. Having trouble letting go of my handwritten plans, but I will have a high-schooler next year and know this will be the best way to keep official records of what we do and grades earned! 

  5. I tried it out today, and this looks great! Very timely since I just started homeschooling my 7th grader and was looking into tracking software!! Thanks, Amanda!!

  6. I haven’t heard of Scholaric before.  I’ll have to check it out.  I have yet to find just the perfect lesson planning method for us.  (And that’s after 4 years of homeschooling.  Yikes!)

  7. I could use some help like this for organizing our time a bit!

  8. Is there a month view? I am loving Scholaric except if I need to move an item from one week to the next? Since you’ve been using it a while, do you know if this has a month view or a way to move a lesson to the following week (not a bump)?

    • No month view. That would be nice. You should send in an email to request that! When you open the lesson, there’s a date area there. You can change the date to the next week and drag it around after that.

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