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Online Homeschool Planner Review: Homeschool Planet

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Have you ever tried an online homeschool planner? Today, I’m happy to review one called Homeschool Planet. Learn all about it here!

Review of Homeschool Planet, an Amazing Online Homeschool Planner. I Choose Joy!

This is a sponsored post by Homeschool Buyers Co-op. I received the product for free and was compensated for my time. All opinions are honest and I was not required to post a positive review. This post contains affiliate links.

Online Homeschool Planner

 I am the type of homeschool planner who puts a few things down on paper, but mostly just wings it. This might sound strange coming from a person with an education degree who actually taught school for five years, but maybe that’s why I do it that way. I know that life happens and all the plans of what you want to teach, read, and do each day will get off schedule. Also, I have a more relaxed view of homeschooling in the elementary years, and I like to be flexible.
However, and you knew the “however’ was coming, didn’t you? Last year was too relaxed, and I really feel we would have accomplished more if I had had things planned out better.
That is why I jumped at the chance to take a look at the online homeschool planner that so many people love: Homeschool Planet.
  Homeschool Planet, a comprehensive online homeschool planner from Homeschool Buyers Co-op, try it free for 30 days

Here are the steps I took to set up and start using Homeschool Planet:

  • First, I added the users (me and my kids), with photos, email addresses, and cell phone numbers (for those that have them).
  • I set up the dates of the new school year. I clicked “Holidays for the United States” and “Christian Holidays” to get those automatically added in and not counted as school days. It was easy to simply click to change to a green check mark or red X if I didn’t agree with having it as a school holiday or not (such as Columbus Day which will still be a school day for us).
  • Next, I chose the subjects for my kids. I added several in such as Phonics, Piano, and Violin.

Homeschool Planet, a comprehensive online homeschool planner from Homeschool Buyers Co-op, try it free for 30 days

  • I added Subjects such as Christian Youth Theater class and Tapestry of Grace homeschool co-op.
  • If you’re keeping grades, you can set up the categories next. The default grade categories are homework, project, quiz, test. I also added performance as a category.

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  • If you need to track hours for your state (my state doesn’t require it), the next tab lets you set that up.
  • The next part of setting up shows you how to “Share” in different ways: connect it to Google Calendar, for example. You can “share in” and “share out.”
  • The final thing under the Settings tab allows you to change the Theme. There are 18 different colors/designs to choose from. I like this pretty blue-green color.

Homeschool Planet, a comprehensive online homeschool planner from Homeschool Buyers Co-op, try it free for 30 days

There is still A LOT more to Homeschool Planet that I haven’t gotten to yet. It’s very comprehensive.

What I Love about Homeschool Planet Online Homeschool Planner

  • There are numerous tutorials available (some are included linked through the Help tab and lots of others can be found on Youtube)
  • It emails or texts daily/weekly lessons to me and the students. It’s so customizable. You tell it exactly what you want it to do!
  • The optional Widgets available on the sidebar. I love them all! To Do list, Daily Quote, Shopping List, Reading List, Daily Bible Verse, Weather, Lookup (links to a number of websites), and Messages. You can easily send, share, or print any of these.

Homeschool Planet, a comprehensive online homeschool planner from Homeschool Buyers Co-op, try it free for 30 days

Homeschool Planet Lesson Plan Marketplace

The Lesson Plan Marketplace is so cool because there are pre-made homeschool lesson plans from different homeschool curriculum providers. With just a click, all the assignments, notes, and links are added to your online planner! Some of the ones currently available are Lifepac, BJU Press, Mark Kistler Drawing, Meet the Masters art, Veritas Press, Rosetta Stone, Family Time Fitness, The Mystery of History, IEW Poetry Memorization, IEW Fix It Grammar, Brave Writer, All About Spelling, Saxon Math, and so many more!

Personally, I tried a free homeschool lesson plan provided by Homeschool Planet called Virtual Field Trips. I scheduled it for once a week on Friday afternoons during the school year. I took a look at a few of them, and I know we will really enjoy them. The twelve virtual field trips include:

  • The National Aquarium and the Blacktip Reef Exhibit
  • The Capitol of the United States
  • Tour of Mark Twain’s Home in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 3D Tour of the Solar System
  • An Africa Animal Lookout
  • Tour of the Frick Collection and Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries
  • An eHike of Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park
  • A quick trip to Ireland
  • A Visit Lascaux Cave (France) to see the famous cave paintings
  • Tour of the Wreck of the USS Monitor used in the Civil War
  • Visit to a Kelp Forest at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • The Washington Monument in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What I Don’t Love about Homeschool Planet:

Even though so many things about Homeschool Planet as an online homeschool planner are great, I’m still not comfortable or fast with it. I’m still going to try to make it work because I’m sure it will be helpful if I can get it all figured out.

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  2. I love Homeschool Planet! This is my second year to use it and unless something changes I’ll be using it for the next 16 years. I would encourage you to watch ALL the tutorials provided by Homeschool Planet to get faster and more comfortable. I saved myself a lot of headache after watching the tutorials provided by Homeschool Planet.

    1. Thank you so much for the advice. I’ll watch some more so I can feel more confident with it!

  3. Hi, I’m also a mom of 8 and am looking for a planning software. I see this review was done in the summer so my question is, are you still using this? Do you still like it? Thanks!

    1. I am still using Homeschool Planet and I still love it! They recently added a search feature and it was sad how excited it made me. I would be happy to answer any questions you have.

      1. I’m so glad you like it, Krysten! It’s wonderful how different things work well for some of us, but not others. It’s so great to have options!

      2. That’s great Krysten! I would love to ask you some questions. Like, do you use the lesson plans? Are you also using the grading function? I agree the tutorials are super helpful. Thank you

        1. I have not used any of the lesson plans you can purchase. I do use the grading function and love it. Every day when I sign in, it gives me a checklist, and an opportunity/reminder the enter grades.

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