Activity Scheduler or is there another way?
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    Ok so we are at the "end of the year" and are looking back through all the work to make sure things are completed to move on to the next grade. I noticed that my children have some not completed activities but they are spread out, due to the program freezing or taking taking an EXTRA long time to load during the lesson. Is there a way to use the Activity Scheduler to mark so that they know which ones to go back and complete? I have the Activity Number for the few missing ones but I would really like to not have to sit and enter each one in the Activity Finder. And there is no arrows pointing at it! I was hoping I could just enter the Activity number into the Activity Scheduler and it would pop up when they log in to do those Activities but it's looking like you can't use it that way! lol Again I am very new and have never used the Activity Scheduler so I could be completely wrong here. Any help would be awesome! But if I have to just write them down and they enter the Number in the Finder that would be ok.

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    I really don't think you can do that. But I have to admit I am not all that familiar with the activity scheduler. I don't use it at all. We just follow the arrows through from one lesson to the next. One thing that I do is I print the lesson plan at the beginning of the year. As he does each lesson I write the score on the lesson plan. This way if he does not complete a lesson or if he got a low score on it I can ask him to redo that lesson number. It's a lot easier to do it from the start. It is not important that you complete every single lesson. As long as they understands the material it is ok to skip some lessons. This will not show up on the final grade. If you really want to make sure that they do every single lesson you could look at the activity report and compare it to the lesson plan to see if there are any missing scores.
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    Ok thanks! I just went through and taught them how to do it. It was my first year so I wasn't very sure on how I was wanting to do things, but now I feel more "seasoned" lol thanks for the help!

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    There are days when even after six years I don't feel all that seasoned. But it all works. Together we can do this.
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    It was brought to my attention recently that when your child is logged in they can click on the activity scheduler on their launch pad and check off what they did that day. I don't know if it saves their updates only on the student page or if the changes transfer to the parent's view of the Activity Scheduler as well. Might want to play around with that and see. My son is very young so I prefer to check things off myself. I was doing that from the Parent Log In under Activity Scheduler. I was having other issues, though. The formatting was off and it seems corrected now, but the font shrunk. I am not sure I want to use those print outs at that size. I am probably going to start using the Excel version and just put an X in the excel box after we complete a lesson. There are different ways you may want to keep up with the work. That's just one idea.

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    Everyone keeps records in their own way. You just have to find what works best for you.
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    I use the snipping tool at the end of the week now to keep track of the work they did. I just go to their record for the week, click on print, then it will bring up a print preview, and I use the snipping tool on that by page. Then save it in a folder of the child's records. Title it the dates of work. But then I have to scroll through still to find the lesson. That's the easiest I can think of right now. Sometimes the Firefox crashes and reports as N/A and the paper is half white and half blue meaning not complete so I just have a word document of the ones that are complete but not marked that way. Still haven't really found a GREAT way to keep track but this will do for now. Thanks for the suggestions.

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    I print out the lesson plans at the beginning of a new course. Then as he does his work each day I hand write the scores on this lesson plan.
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