I am always looking for ways to make my life and homeschool more efficient so I can have more time to do the things I love. Just recently I came upon a new app that promises flexibility in scheduling and still gives you detailed reports for your records.
This post is sponsored by Flexible School Scheduling.
When we first started homeschooling, I had our entire lesson plans for the year planned out by day on our calendar. Within a week I realized I had created a form of torture on a calendar. If an impromptu field trip came up, we would be off the schedule and I would frantically work to get us back on the schedule. If one of the kids got sick, everything would come to a screeching halt and I would spend hours rescheduling our week. My beautiful, detailed schedule sucked the joy out of homeschooling and I realized there was no way I could keep my sanity and this schedule.
That first year was a nightmare until I realized I had to learn to be more flexible. But, unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of scheduling products out there that leave room to be flexible. And, if they do, they don’t work well with homeschooling – especially Charlotte Mason with a dash of unschool homeschooling. So, when I discovered a Kickstarter for a new homeschool scheduling app, I thought I would take a closer look.
Flexible School Schedule – The Web App
Flexible School Schedule is a web app that is currently in the design phase of production. It was created by veteran homeschoolers who, just like me, are in the middle of schooling their children while also dealing with what life throws at us. They designed this app to work with parents as they juggle school, community, extracurriculars, sickness, and whatever else sends our schedules in a downward spiral.
Some of Flexible School Schedule’s Great Features
With Flexible School Schedule each student can work at their own pace. Every student has the subjects they excel in and those that they struggle with daily. Flexible School Scheduling allows each student the flexibility to work at different paces in different subjects.
Most scheduling aides center planning around specific tasks being accomplished on specific dates. Planning in Flexible School Schedule is family and child centered not calendar centered. Simply record what you did and how long it took you to do it.
The scratchpad gives you the ability to jot down notes to remind you of items you want to get to at a later date. Which is entirely more logical than the 4000 sticky notes method I currently use.
You can also keep a list of resources you are currently using or plan to use in the future including links to websites.
Why Should You Fund Flexible School Schedule’s Kickstarter
- You get to influence the development of this tool.
People who support Flexible School Schedule are getting in on the ground floor. They have the opportunity to influence and shape the creation of an exciting new tool for homeschool families.
- You’re helping a homeschool family launch a dream.
Phillip and Lanaya have been homeschooling their four children for over a decade. For almost a year they have been dreaming and planning Flexible School Schedule. With your help, they can make that dream a reality.
- You want to use this product.
Flexible School Schedule is unique because it is designed around the pace of each child and the life of the family, not rigid dates and times on a calendar. It’s structured enough to keep you on track but flexible enough to let life happen.
- You have nothing to lose.
If Flexible School Schedule does not meet the funding goal, then supporters won’t be charged for their pledges. So, you’re out nothing.
If you are a homeschooler who needs a digital planner that can be flexible, then join the Flexible School Schedule Kickstarter campaign.