This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 8th year of homeschooling using a Classical approach.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Homeschool Helper ~ a review & giveaway

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I have been searching high and low for the perfect planner for our family. With so many options in print or online versions one can get bogged down in choosing. Normally, you can't buy too many quality things for less than $5.00; However, tonight I am telling you you can!

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A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to review the Homeschool Helper which is an amazing app created by a homeschooling family. This app lets you track and create lesson plans for an unlimited number of students in up to 14 subjects. Track attendance with the tap of your finger while keeping track of reading lists, subject lists, field trips and more!  There is also a handy report card summary that even lists the calculated GPA. I found this especially helpful for computing Marie’s high school grades this school year.

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Homeschool Helper includes several lesson planning management features including the the use of bumping lessons to another day / week,  copy and paste functions as well as a mass delete option for when things get a little sticky. One of the best features that I enjoy is emailing reports to myself for back up safe keeping. You can also use this feature to print your customized lesson plans.

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This app is currently available on iPad from iTunes store, Android Nook and Kindle Fire devices. Your purchase includes free upgrades and tech support for life, YES! With a built in short tutorial you will be up and running this app in no time. I thought that the app was pretty easy to navigate after installation and I was on my way adding classes and tracking attendance within a matter of minutes.

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There are so many features to this app that I have only touched the surface with it by using Marie has my test subject. Currently I am  in the process of planning out the girls next 6 weeks of "summer" school which starts on Monday with the help of the Homeschool Helper. I would love it if the developers could somehow make this a program for PC's that would somehow communicate with the iPad, but it is easy enough to use and navigate on my iPad that is not a huge deterrent for me. The one time payment of $4.99 will be well spent with this app purchase. You will wonder how you ever got along without the Homeschool Helper.

Now for the best part. I get to give one of my lucky readers a chance to win your own copy of the Homeschool Helper (giveaway code available for the iPad only)! It's simple to enter:

  • Leave a comment about what your favorite subject to teach is (1 entry) Mandatory
  • For two (2) extra entries follow my blog through Google Friend Connect. {If you are already a follower just leave a SEPARATE comment saying you already follow}.
  • For four (4) extra entries follow Homeschool Helper App on Facebook and leave a SEPARATE comment with your FB name.

Giveaway will close on Friday, June 14th at 12 noon (eastern time) and I will pick and announce a winner on Saturday afternoon, June 15th.

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Company / Product ~ Homeschool Helper

Price ~ $4.99 lifetime purchase with free upgrades

Platform ~ iPad, Android, Nook & Kindle Fire

 

 

 Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the Homeschool Helper Button in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

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