You have so many options. I am going to make it a point to list a variety of options. These are the items that I evaluated based on our own home-schooling wants, flexibilities, and needs. I thought that you would like to see what I investigated over the last six weeks prior to my purchase of the Homeschool Tracker.
- Homeschool Tracker Plus (Follow me here.)
- Edu-Track Home School Software
- Planbook (Mac)
- Excel, Planning effective lessons
- Donna Young’s Homeschool V-Planner and Young Minds Homeschool
- iPlanLessons (AppStore for iOS) and iHomeEducator, Inc.
- PlanbookEdu.com (iOS support)
- Homeschool Incorporated
- Homeschool Skedtrack
- CM Organizer
- oncourse Lesson Planner (iOS and Android support)
- Donna Young’s Homeschool Planner
- Home Educating Family Publishing, the Well Planned Day
- Class Lesson Planner (CLP), available on CD too
- The Ultimate Homeschool Planner (AEM)
- The Schoolhouse Planner (The Old Schoolhouse), and a blog link to explain, available on CD
- mama jenn’s Homeschool Planning Pages
- Lesson Plans 4 Teachers Templates
- Teacher Planning and Organization Forms
I browsed through these too.
I want to acknowledge that I was lost on a blog for a bit too: Eclectic Living. I quickly went from lesson planners to no-bake pecan pie.
At this point, I would be neglecting my job if I did not tell you that a quick search for task cards, workboxes, and filing lessons would yield an entirely different way to approach lesson planning. I would be the one to lose the worksheets from a workbook, and therefore, I skip over the methods that require me to make parts of something that once was whole. I prefer to bind and buy bound items. It could certainly have something to do with my general “life” skills, but at least I know what has potential for failure and disaster here at our house!
Last, but not least, feel free to link your own blog posts about lesson planning or add links that you have found. Need I remind you that I love blogs?