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Homeschool Planet vs Project Management Software?

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I haven't tried the free trial yet (I probably will this weekend).

I only have one kiddo left at home, but Homeschool Planet would be well worth it's cost if it would be adaptable to scheduling my work projects along with the other things it does (groceries, etc.) plus the homeschool schedule/ gradebook, etc.

I'm not a fan of Trello or Evernote. I have access to the full 365 suite, but it looked hard to use for what I want. I use Google Classroom right now, but I haven't played with the gradebook feature that's in Beta. I'd be just as happy to move away from Google products if Homeschool Planet would take over most of that in a non-tracking-me-online sort of way. 

What does the Hive think?

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I'm using the free trial now (also tried Homeschool Tracker and Homeschool Minder) and have decided to buy it for next year (and if that goes well, every year). You can put anything in as a class for yourself and add assignments, resources, and specific days and times. You can also add one-time appointments and recurring activities and chores.

I assigned myself a class called Dinner on Monday through Thursday nights; I assigned Friday Night Dinner to both DS and myself, with the intent that we'll work together. I think it will be helpful to have all the day's plans in one spot.

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6 hours ago, MamaSprout said:

I haven't tried the free trial yet (I probably will this weekend).

I only have one kiddo left at home, but Homeschool Planet would be well worth it's cost if it would be adaptable to scheduling my work projects along with the other things it does (groceries, etc.) plus the homeschool schedule/ gradebook, etc.

I'm not a fan of Trello or Evernote. I have access to the full 365 suite, but it looked hard to use for what I want. I use Google Classroom right now, but I haven't played with the gradebook feature that's in Beta. I'd be just as happy to move away from Google products if Homeschool Planet would take over most of that in a non-tracking-me-online sort of way. 

What does the Hive think?

It is going to depend on what you need from your PM software and how sophisticated your usage is. If you're trying to deal with deliverables, milestone and tracking deliverables with detail by multiple team members it can't drill down to that type of level. Especially if you need metrics and reports. It's not even close to substitute for a full PM type software. It is a checklist. A very unsophisticated checklist. 

So I guess it depends on if you work projects require only checklists, or if you need actual Project Management Software like MS Project or the host of others. If you just need dates and checkboxes, it would probably be fine for that. But it's not an all-rounder type  program. If Evernote or OneNote can suffice for your project needs then you MIGHT be able to use it for PM needs too. But if you have projects that  need a lot of coverage and drilled down detail as well as report capability,  you aren't going to get that here. 

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I have been trialing Canvas - which is a free learning management system - and I like it. It is very flexible, my sons can turn in assignments through Canvas. It comes with an app. The work is in setting up the assignments. I don't use due dates, but I required work to be completed in order; so each lesson is locked until previous is done. I don't know how useable it will be as project management, but since it's free ...

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Nice! I didn't think about Canvas. I used it in grad school. I also used Blackboard when I taught CC classes, and I think they have a free platform as well. I will definitely check those out. I am a mostly a project team of one, so my communication and delegation needs are light, but having everything in one place would be a bonus.

I will probably buy a couple months of Homeschool Planet because I have so much data in it at the moment. Anyone have a coupon code? 🙂

 

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