Planning/Organizing Tool

FunCation Academy

This site is a sort of online homeschool co-op with a very reasonable monthly subscription fee. You get access to lots of educational websites and an online planning tool, as well as some live online classes (with extra fees, but also very affordable.) They also offer some assessment tools.

Thinking Tree

"Fun-Schooling" books published by a homeschooling mom. They're a combination of journalling, notebooking and activity ideas. They cover a wide range of ages and subject matter. There are books to inspire parents, too.

Design Your Homeschool

This is a very useful site written by a homeschooling mom from Australia. She takes you through a process of exploring goals, curriculum, and methods to help you find a way of homeschooling that works for you. She also has two different printable planner systems for sale.

Home Learning Institute

This company offers several affordable options for online curriculum. You can purchase e-textbooks for core subjects in individual grade levels. (These appear a bit dry, but would be a good "spine" to start with.) They also offer two structured online curriculum systems that appear to be flexible and allow a fair amount of control by the parent. All of these options include subscriptions to the Brittanica School Online reference tool and a discount for an online homeschool planning system.

Learn Boost

This is a free online planning system designed for classroom teachers. Some of the features are not that useful for homeschoolers, but one useful feature is integration with Google apps. And it's free, so may be worth a try!

A Plan in Place

This is a customizable printed planning system. You choose the pages to include and customize with subjects and tasks to include on weekly pages. Designed for the parent to fill in particulars before each week and the student to follow the plan and mark tasks complete. It comes printed and spiral bound. Looks like a very nice option for those who like to plan on paper, and it's affordable, too!

Lesson Trek

This is an online homeschool planning system that is fairly easy to use.  The drag and drop feature makes it easy to move assignments around and they can be copied to other dates as well.  It doesn't have as many features as some other computer based planners, but would be ideal for simple planning and record keeping.


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