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Homeschool Helper App

on August 23, 2014

I’m the type of person who has an opinion.  I know what I like or don’t like, even if I can’t tell you why.  It isn’t very often that I find a product that I LOVE!  And when I do, you can be sure I will share it with others!  Am wanting to share one of those great products with homeschooling parents tonight.  It is the Homeschool Helper App.  If you haven’t heard of it, once you try it you will say, “where have you been all my life!”  Okay, maybe not that dramatically, but you most certainly will be relieved to have found it!

Let me say I am not making money off this or have any connection with the company.  They don’t even know I exist.  This is an honest review from just a regular customer who purchased this app last year.  I only used a fraction of the features last year and was certainly pleased with it…especially for the price! Only $4.99.  It was a useful app to keep track of attendance, field trips, class info, but mostly used it to keep track of grades.  I understand not all homeschooling parents keep track of grades and that’s okay.  There is still so much usefulness to this app.

This week I wrote up 3 weeks of lesson plans using pencil and paper.  Doing a weeks schedule on one page last year didn’t work so well for me.  I don’t write very small.  So this year, I split my weekly planner to 2-pages.  I liked it much better. Another thing I decided to do a little differently was instead of writing out my copy & Bug’s copy, I would just write his daily assignments on the whiteboard.  Technically I wouldn’t be using any more paper than I did last year.

But I opened up the app again to look at some info and started playing around with it.  I love the calendar app and now will save at least 70 pieces of paper, ink, and time by doing my lesson plans right in the app.  Soooo excited!!!!

From their web page…

Homeschool Helper is a feature rich app designed to assist with the many aspects of homeschooling.
​Unlike other school based apps, Homeschool Helper was designed specifically for homeschooling from the ground up.
We spent considerable time building features that streamline and simplify managing the many responsibilities of homeschooling.​
This allows you to spend more time teaching and less time managing.

No subscriptions, memberships, or recurring costs! Purchase once and enjoy, including all updates.

Homeschool Helper is a tablet based app, available on the iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook, and Android Tablets!

  • Key Features
    Track an unlimited number of students​
    Manage students over multiple school years
    Duplicate students for effortless setup of similar students
    Record grades and track lessons for up to 14 different subjects, per student​
    Grade calculator for effortless grade entry (with pasting ability)
    Separate grading scale for each student
    Create Lessons for any subject
    Powerful Lesson Viewer provides calendar view of all lessons, with drilldown
    Auto create batches of lessons, for effortless entry
    Powerful Lesson features: bump lessons, copy lessons, mass delete lessons
    Auto create grades from any lesson, to avoid duplicate keying
    ​Lesson report, with parameters (date range, etc) can be emailed to students
    Manage Book Lists, Field Trips, Family Field Trips, and Task Lists
    Track daily attendance, with no keying
    Track time spent on each lesson, with reporting
    Includes Reports; such as Report Cards, Attendance, Summary, and more
    ​Reports can be viewed, saved, or emailed for storage, printing, etc.
    High quality retina based graphics throughout

Check it out!!!  Hope you LOVE it as much as I do!


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