iPlanHomework: Now with an easy to follow demonstration by our 8th grade Product Manager! :)
Moms to 2 Monkeys
I recently had the opportunity to review iPlanHomework by iHomeEducator. All I can say is WE love it...This app is a universal app that works on all i-devices! After working with it, I see that this app can be conducive for a number of situations.
It will work for children in public school and is a great way for them to keep track of their assignments, tests and homework. It also will work for children who are homeschooled. We see that there are a couple of ways it can me used at home. For older children it is a place for them to enter their assignments, tests and homework on their own. For younger children it is is a place for the parents to enter the assignments and the children know have a checklist to follow.
I am currently using this with Julie and she loves it. I think it is a combination of her getting to take the iPod off on her own and having all of her assignments in one place. I am using this in place of a paper check list (which had a tendency to get lost and or crumpled!) This also serves as our form of workboxes. When we moved into our school room we did not have room for our workboxes. So we had to make some changes. I went to a paper checklist that provided each of the kids with their school work and educational activities. This worked, but I’m telling you that piece of paper always seems to be lost. iPlanHomework has taken the place of the paper checklist and is working great. I quickly enter Julie’s assignments and away she goes. It is GREAT!
iPlanHomework Student Tutorial
(with Abby, 8th grade Product Manager of iHomeEducator)
Homework Planning Overview
iPlanHomework has been designed for the student and uses the same framework as iPlanLessons. Instead of lessons we wanted to focus on what you as a student will need to track your homework, grades, assignments, tests, quizzes, classes, classmates, teachers, reading resources, etc... The high-level definitions include the following:
- Homework, Quiz, Test, and Grade Definitions
- Resource, Publisher, and Author Definition
- Class and Teacher Definition
- Classmates Definition
- Report Definition
Moms to 2 Monkeys
iPlanHomework is very similar to the iPlanLessons. The platforms are interchangeable making it very easy to use one or the other. The possibilities on how you set up your lessons or use this app are endless, making it a very versatile app.
Journey to Homework Planning with initial requirements and slides from our 8th grade Product Manager. Also, iPlanHomework collectively brings together all the features and functions of iPlanLessons but focuses on the student as the primary user to give them a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.