Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lesson Planning Software Woes

I am having a very hard time with EDU-TRACK software! It doesn't do what I need it to do. It is unwieldy. It is slow. It looks clunky. I can't get a mental picture of my kids' work with it. It feels like I am working blind. If I make changes in one subject for one student, I have to go in and manually make the changes for the other students as well, instead of being able to make global changes. That alone takes FOREVER.

A friend tells me that Homeschool Tracker Basic has pretty much the same problems for her.

Despite having about $75 invested in Edu-Track, I think I'm going to move on to something else, or maybe go back to what I was doing last year. It worked fine; I just wanted something on the computer to MAKE THINGS EASIER. Instead I am tearing out my hair, avoiding my lesson plans, and in general just not making things easier. Edu-Track will be getting a letter from me about this.

I found something else I just downloaded - School Assignment Lesson Plan Management Software. It appears to be a free download. I clicked on "Download Now" and it downloaded. We'll see if it works or if it is a limited trial. If that doesn't work, I think I am going to trash everything I did in Edu-Track and just use that software to keep track of David's grades.

Maybe you like paper forms (as I do too, in many cases!). Here is Donna Young's Lesson Planning page.

Don't know what I am going to do TOMORROW! LOL Maybe I'll be like Scarlett O'Hara and think about it tomorrow.

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