Our Reasons for Home Education:

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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Homeschool Tracker

Computer Based Record Keeping to Simplify Your Life!

Ok I admit, I am a bit of a control freak & the thought of the Education department possibly knocking at my door to check up on what we’ve been doing fuels my need to keep proper records of what we’ve been up to. That’s why I’ve been using the FREE version of Homeschool Tracker Basic to record all the activities for the boys this past year. I like the ability to print out reports & feel more at ease knowing that should anything ever happen to me, my boys will have a complete record of all they’ve done whilst being home educated. On it’s own the Basic version is more than enough to for basic homeschool tracking needs.

I’ve just upgraded to Homeschool Tracker Pro to check out it’s additional features. Since we’ll be going the SAT route I felt it appropriate to check out the transcription features. Needless to say, after using Homeschool Tracker Pro for a week & comparing it to the trial version of EduTrack, I think it is well worth the investment in getting the full program to record the rest of our Home Education activities until Graduation. Although EduTrack has a few features that are currently not available on Homeschool Tracker Pro, I prefer the look & feel of Homeschool Tracker Pro as well as the easy & user friendly interface & would highly recommend it for use by anyone who wishes to track their kid’s home education activities.

Homeschool Tracker

Homeschool Tracker is planning and organizing software designed to adapt to your particular homeschooling style in a simple yet sophisticated way. With Homeschool Tracker, lesson planning and record keeping won't consume a great part of your day. Many of the features were suggested by home educators just like you who wanted their work to be...well...flexible!

Homeschool Tracker Basic Features

  • Basic Edition Never Expires
  • Upgrade to PLUS at any time
  • Easy Setup
  • Track Attendance, Hours & Field Trips
  • Manage, Copy and Reschedule Assignments
  • Reading log
  • Track Resources
  • Generate Reports

Homeschool Tracker Pro Additional Features

  • Automatic Attendance tracking based on assignments completed
  • Add Holiday, Appointments & Chores
  • Print Daily/Weekly/Assignment agendas
  • Add schools attended, activities achievements as standardised test scores.
  • Set goals & record progress
  • Create Reusable Lesson Plans
  • Create Courses with Weighted Grading
  • Recording of Student & Teacher Journal facility
  • More detailed resource tracking
  • Memorisation tracking
  • Generate Report Cards and Transcripts