Lesson planning can become a very extensive and time consuming activity. After all that work, you do not want to trust just any program to store all your information. I have been a paper planner for the most part, but I recently had the opportunity to try out the My School Year Online Homeschool Record Keeping program from MySchoolYear.com.
My School Year Online Homeschool Record Keeping program was created to have a user friendly format that allows parents to keep all their homeschool records at their fingertips. It can also be used with students of all ages and grade levels. We all know the amount of forms that we keep track of for not only state requirements, but also as we track our children's progress for our own knowledge. MySchoolYear.com has put the tracking and organizing all in one location.
The features included in the program include attendance tracking, automatic grading (if chosen), lesson plan generators, report cards, transcripts, activities tracking for field trips, clubs, reading logs, volunteer work and even standardized tests), lesson plan sharing, and even a easy to use dashboard that allows you to see all your child's information in one area. They also have daily email reminders that helps to keep you more organized.
But MySchoolYear.com doesn't leave you alone as you navigate through all the areas. They provide phone and email support. Their site is encrypted for secure files and they also offer automatic backup to protect your information. I was happy to hear that. Files can be so easily lost, and then all your hard work is gone also.
My School Year Online Homeschool Record Keeping is also very affordable for families. The cost is $5.00 per month or $40.00 a year for Unlimited students. You can also sign up for a free trial to test it before you subscribe. That shows how much confidence that MySchoolYear.com has in the product they are offering to you.
My experience with My School Year Online Homeschool Record Keeping from MySchoolYear.com. I will admit, I have tried other online record keeping programs and did not really like them. I still love my paper planners. So I was skeptical if I was going to like this program. I hate the amount of time it does take to input information.
With 4 kids I was worried about the need to input their shared classes under each student, taking more time to input. But I didn't need to do that. You can easily copy lessons between students.
The attendance chart is easy to use and view for quick reference.
You can view your child's progress easily also (This is screenshot is from the upcoming school year where I am going through his next session textbooks already.)
So far the interface has been very easy to use. There are many extras included. One extra is the Teacher's Aid that reminds you of missing information that you need to enter. So they are following what you may have forgotten to enter the data for. I liked that "someone" was double checking my work.
I have enjoyed using My School Year Online Homeschool Record Keeping program. The time difference is not major between adding the information into the program versus using my paper planner. Plus I can keep more records together, instead of searching for which notebook I have kept the information I am looking for in. I also can make easy changes when our plans change suddenly, which we all knows happens all the time in your homeschool day.
Several members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew were given the opportunity to try out My School Year Online Homeschool Record Keeping program from MySchoolYear.com. Take a few moments to visit the link below and see how they used this program in their homes and how it worked for them.