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#1 ktgrok

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:44 PM

I looked at homeschool planet back when it was in beta, and there were so many bugs I never looked again. But I hear people like it now. What do you like, and how does it compare to homeschool tracker online?



#2 Woodland Mist Academy

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 05:09 PM

I'm a frequent Homeschool Tracker drop-out. I keep thinking that this time I'll make it work. It's not happened yet - even after around 5 years of trying.

 

On the other hand...Homeschool Planet was set up in minutes and changed our world. My dd loves that she has her own login. She also likes that she can choose her background and which type of daily quote is displayed, etc.

 

I think it all comes down to what you're looking for. Homeschool Planet has everything we need and nothing we don't. (Or if it does, it's not intrusive in any way!)

 

 


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#3 ktgrok

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:31 AM

Gosh darn it, I tried it. Free trial. And I like it. I do wish it tracked materials used....but I can keep a separate list I suppose. And that is a feature they are looking to add very soon. Blergh. 

 

I didn't need to switch planners. But I probably will :)


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:46 AM

I adore Homeschool Planet. It makes my life so much easier.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 08:24 AM

Homeschool Planet just added a resource tracker!


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 09:08 AM

O.k. then I may try Homeschool Planet afterall...

 

 

 


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#7 Suzanne115

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 10:14 AM

I briefly tried Homeschool Tracker.  I got frustrated and stopped.  I use and love Homeschool Planet.

 

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 10:29 AM

We will be using Homeschool Planet for the coming year, so I am busy scheduling things now.   The only feature it lacks, IMO, is the ability to export lessons into Excel or One Note to print them in a different format than the default options.   But other than that I really love it.   My rising 8th grader will be outsourcing 2 classes, and I love the fact that it's portable.   If he doesn't have a printed asisgnment list, he can have access on his tablet to see and check off assignments when he's away from home.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 02:03 PM

I love Homeschool Tracker but there is a learning curve. I got it down over a summer and now I don't think I could plan our weeks without it. If you have used another database program like Microsoft Access in the past, that will help. Also, google YouTube videos from real homeschool moms - those are far better instructional tools than the HST videos. The program is powerful but they really should have gotten someone who thinks differently to do the tutorials.
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Posted 02 April 2015 - 11:52 AM

What do you mean by a resource tracker? I, too, looked at H.Planet but it didn't fit the bill. Wondering if this new feature is one of the things that I was looking for...

#11 ktgrok

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 08:11 AM

It lets you put in the books/websites/etc you use now, and assign them to various assignments. 

 

I was a huge homeschool tracker fan, but I am not IN LOVE with homeschool planet.



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Posted 03 April 2015 - 08:54 AM

Homeschool Planet here. I'd need a degree in something I don't have to use Homeschool Tracker, but that's me.
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Posted 03 April 2015 - 09:51 AM

The program is powerful but they really should have gotten someone who thinks differently to do the tutorials.
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Oh my gosh, yes!  They have THE worst tutorials.  

 

It took me forever to figure out HST, and I never would have succeeded without some help from a veteran.   In the end, though, I stopped using it, mostly because I didn't keep up with adding our new materials.  Which is a shame, because I wasted all of that time learning it.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 10:11 AM

It may be a dumb question, but what happens to all the data when you unsubscribe to Homeschool Planet? Can you still keep them?



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 10:50 AM

Is there a way to save lesson plans on Homeschool Planet to reuse with another child at a later date?

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 11:59 AM

It may be a dumb question, but what happens to all the data when you unsubscribe to Homeschool Planet? Can you still keep them?

If you unsubscribe you lose access to everything you implemented, as far as I can tell.  So once you commit you would need to stay with the program unless you wanted to start over with something else.  

 

Unless you mean for transcripts.  You could just print transcripts out and keep the transcripts.



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 01:16 PM

:wub: Homeschool Planet.



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 01:18 PM

If you unsubscribe you lose access to everything you implemented, as far as I can tell.  So once you commit you would need to stay with the program unless you wanted to start over with something else.  

 

Unless you mean for transcripts.  You could just print transcripts out and keep the transcripts.

 

If you re-subscribe within 2 months, your data remains intact. Otherwise, it is lost. 



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 01:44 PM

FYI, I did go with homeschool planet, and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Will never go back to homeschool tracker. And I thought I loved homeschool tracker. I used it for years, had NO problems using it, didn't find it confusing, etc. But Homeschool Planet is so much prettier, and I use it for my own calendar, doctors' appts, etc etc. 

 

And, the color coding of assingments, where overdue stuff shows up red, helps my son stay on track.