Lessontrek Homeschool Lesson Planner

Lessontrek Lesson Planner

 

One of the best things I added to our homeschool life is definitely Lessontrek. A few years ago Lessontrek entered my life thanks to a review I agreed to do. The rest is history. I fell in love and have used it ever since. They are now a blog sponsor which is an added bonus, I love promoting products I already love!

We are coming up on the end of our third year using Lessontrek. This is the first year we have had a high school student and it has been so helpful for that! I have used the gradebook feature all year long to keep a running grade average for Pac, which he has loved.

I took some screenshots to show you my favorite features, especially when using this for homeschool high school.

First, here’s a screenshot of the subject area. When you begin a school year, you load each subject and give it a color. This is also where you edit settings such as grading periods, grading info and more.

Lessontrek Yearly Subjects

 

This is where you can see all graded assignments at a glance. I am only showing you history and only a few, but they are all in this section. Anything you set to show a grade will be here. It’s awesome to be able to scroll through this section.

Lessontrek Assignment page sample

 

Below you can see a sample of the lesson planning section. You record the graded assignments right under the place where you have the day’s assignment. That portion where the Quiz is listed opens up for you to enter the grade. Then it will show up in the grade summary section.

Lessontrek Plan Sample

 

Here you can see a partial screenshot of the gradebook. This is actually my favorite part. I can easily see his yearly grade all in one place. Each week I add in his graded assignments and then they automatically average. You do have to set up how you want things weighted and such, but once you get each subject set, it is automatic!

Lessontrek Grade Summary Sample

 

Most of you have seen the lesson plans we print each week, but if you are new to Lessontrek, here’s what I print out each week for each of my kids…

Lessontrek Lesson Plan 9th Grade

 

Another area I love is the transcript feature. I use this to keep a simple record of his credits for now. In the end I am pretty sure I will design his transcript my own way, but this is a fabulous place to have the information as we move along. See more about this feature in the video!

Here is a 3 minute video walking you through these specific features in a bit more detail.

 

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Our Favorite Homeschool Lesson Planner

You may have seen my color-coded piece of paper in the background of many of my homeschool photos. We have three of these lovely papers each week and they are a constant sight in our homeschool. I rely heavily on these awesome pieces of paper and so do my kids. The actual magic occurs on a Saturday afternoon when I sit at my computer and easily copy/paste, drag/drop and create lesson plans for each of my children. I click print and we are ready!

Homeschool Lesson Planning with Lessontrek

 

We have used Lessontrek for years now and have no plans of switching to anything else. I have blogged about Lessontrek several times, and honestly when we were first given the chance to review it I thought it would be a passing review, I had no idea I would continue to use it for this long! I am grateful for the sanity this online lesson planner provides to me.

You can see sample lesson plans from this homeschool year in our 2nd, 5th, and 9th grade wrap-up posts! I type up plans on a weekly basis, so I can easily adjust and make changes as needed. I then print the plans for each child and we use the paper copy during the week to keep us on track.

2nd Grade Homeschool Lessontrek 5th Grade Homeschool Lessontrek Lessontrek Lesson Plan 9th Grade

 

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Lessontrek ~ A Great Choice for Your Homeschool Planning Needs

Lessontrek Online Lesson Planner

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We have been using Lessontrek for 2 years and I can’t imagine my homeschool planning without it! Recently I have taught my oldest son {currently in 8th grade} how to use Lessontrek to create his own lesson plans!

Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) skills are becoming an essential part of education due to the high demand for these skills in the near and distant future. When our children go into the workforce in 2025, for example, they’ll be well equipped to perform at higher levels than other kids because the home school community can do a better job fostering the STEM education in the home. Lessontrek built a productivity application that nurtures STEM related curriculum. It not only equips the parent but the child as well to learn how to use modern and updated software applications to assist them with their daily tasks, and to prepare them for the types of software applications they’ll use in 2025.

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As you can see in the video below, he is fully capable of using the Lessontrek software to build his lesson plans. This not only encourages the development STEM skills but also encourages independence and teaches him to organize and manage his time. I want to do all I can to prepare him for college and beyond, both academically and in the area of time management!

He has a lovely sense of humor and he isn’t all too thrilled about me not doing his lesson plans any longer! Growing up and becoming more independent isn’t easy, but it’s good for him!

We have other reviews of Lessontrek, you can read my initial impressions here in our first review, and another post I wrote here. A video overview of the lesson planning feature is here and a peek inside the gradebook feature is here.

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We Love Lessontrek’s Gradebook Feature!

Lessontrek Gradebook Feature Review

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We have been using Lessontrek for awhile now and it has greatly simplified my homeschool planning.  Just this year I began using their new Gradebook feature and I am in love!  I only use it for my 8th grader, for just some courses.  Science, grammar, spelling for now.  I wanted to do a post sharing this particular feature since I know it will benefit many of you!

I made a video for you to show how I use the gradebook to give you a peek at what it all looks like in action.  The video was the best way for me to share all of the little details. My best advice is to open up your Lessontrek and dive into this feature.  It took me a little while to set things up but once I learned how it was organized, it was pretty simple.

As you can see in the video, it allows you to choose which assignments are graded, how they are weighted, and it averages things for you!

I look forward to using this feature more and more in the future as Pac enters high school and all of the grades become much more important.  Knowing I will have this to use with my other 2 kids is awesome too. I love the simplicity Lessontrek provides, all in one program.

We have other reviews of Lessontrek, you can read my initial impressions here in our first review, and another post I wrote here. A video overview of the lesson planning feature is here.

Lessontrek-Online-Homeschool-Planner[1]  Homeschool-Lesson-Planning-with-Less[1]

 

 



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You can read my initial impressions here in our first review, and another post I wrote here.

Lessontrek Online Homeschool Planner Review  Homeschool Lesson Planning with Lessontrek

 

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