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Homeschool Planet User Guide Widgets

Widget Basics

By | Widgets

Homeschool Planet Widgets are small windows with mini apps that make daily tasks easier, more efficient, and definitely more fun! Whether you are tracking your grocery list and texting it to a family member on their way home from work, creating To Do lists for everyone in the family, or posting inspirational quotes to motivate you, we know that you will appreciate widgets and find them an essential part of your day!

 

Adding Widgets

  1. Widgets can be added either across the bottom or down the right side of your calendar. Locations they can be added are indicated by a “+” sign and the words “Add a widget” within a box.
  2. Click on the “+” sign and a a drop down box will appear.
  3. There are several types of widgets. Choose the one you wish to add~ Weather, To Do, Shopping List, Reading, Bible Verse, Daily Quote, Lookup, and Messages.
  4. Once you choose the widget you prefer enter the applicable information.
  5. Widgets can dragged and dropped into any order you prefer.

Sending Data from Widgets

When the data in a widget can be sent to someone you will see the words, “Send this list” or a send button within the widget. To utilize this function simply select the wording or the button and then choose who to send it to. The options for who data may be sent to will include any members who have logins within the account and have email addresses and/or cell phone numbers entered. Data may be sent to a single person or multiple people at once.

Not Home and Need Your List?

A favorite feature of both the To Do List and Shopping List Widgets is the ability the have Homeschool Planet text a list to you when you aren’t home. To activate this feature simply text “TODO” or “SHOP” to 650-564-3071 and your list will arrive via text!

Printing Data from Widgets

To print data and lists from within widgets choose the print button. A pop-up will appear allowing you to select what data from the widget which you wish to include. AFter making your selection choose print and then complete the action from your printer software.

Students and Widgets

When students have been granted access to login with their own account you can choose whether to allow them access to see and update widgets. To allow this access follow these steps.

  1. Select the picture of the student you wish to grant access to and then choose Edit <<Student’s Name>> Profile.
  2. Click on the Login tab on the left.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and place a check mark in the box that reads, “Allow <<Student’s Name>> to see and update widgets.

Once students have access they will be able to add and remove widgets from their profile as well as update the data in them. While students can have their own layout of widgets, the data is shared between accounts.

Widget Controls

  1. To hide a Widget select the “X” in the upper right hand corner of the widget. This will NOT delete the data in the widget but simply hide it until you select it again.
  2. The small box next to the “X” in the upper right hand corner of the widget will maximize the widget. This means it will make the widget much larger for ease in entering info. It can be toggled back to the smaller size by selecting the same box again.
  3. To add data use the Plus sign next too the words Add item.
  4. To delete data in a widget use the red X next to the item you wish to delete.
  5. Items can be dragged and dropped into a different order by using the double sided arrow next to an item.

Widget Basics Video Tutorial

Individual Widgets

For info on the individual widgets see the following posts:

Weather Widget
To Do List Widget
Shopping List Widget
Reading List Widget
Daily Bible Verse Widget
Daily Quote Widget
Messages Widget

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Homeschool Planet User Guide Widgets

Daily Bible Verse Widget

By | Widgets

Are you a family of faith that would like a Bible verse on your desktop to encourage you and your children? If so, the Homeschool Planet Daily Bible Verse Widget is for you! To find out how to apply this widget to your desktop and how select the version of Scripture you prefer keep reading.

Adding & Using a Homeschool Planet Daily Bible Verse Widget

  • To add a Daily Bible Verse Widget to your desktop select the add a widget button and then from the drop down menu that reads, “Choose a Widget” select Daily Bible Verse.
  • Next, select the version of Scripture you prefer by clicking on the settings icon within the widget, choosing the Bible version you desire, and hitting OK. ~ The settings icon is the one that looks like a flower and is closet to the Daily Bible Verse header.
  • A different Bible verse will appear in your widget each morning.
  • If you would like to see the verse in context, or in another version, selecting the Scripture address within the widget will take you to the Bible Gateway website.

That’s it! Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions at support@homeschoolplanet.com. We are here to help you!

Daily Bible Verse Widget Video Tutorial

Individual Widgets

For info on the individual widgets see the following posts:

Basic Widget Info
Weather Widget
To Do List Widget
Reading List Widget
Shopping List Widget
Daily Quote Widget
Messages Widget

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Daily Quote Widget

By | Widgets

Quotes inspire, uplift, and encourage us. There are whole books filled with quotes, websites devoted to quotes, and who can pass up a T-shirt with great quote? Not me! Learn how to use the Homeschool Planet Daily Quote Widget so you can get your quote on and be inspired today!

Adding & Using a Homeschool Planet Daily Quote Widget

  • To add a Daily Quote Widget to your desktop select the add a widget button and then from the drop down menu that reads, “Choose a Widget” select Daily Quote.
  • Next, select the category of quotes you prefer by clicking on the settings icon within the widget, choosing the category you desire (choices include General, Art, Funny, Love, and Nature), and hitting OK. ~ The settings icon is the one that looks like a flower and is closet to the Daily Quote header.
  • A different quote from your category will appear in your widget each morning.
  • How simple is that for something that can perk up your days!

As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions at support@homeschoolplanet.com. We are here to help you!

Daily Quote Widget Video Tutorial

Individual Widgets

For info on the individual widgets see the following posts:

Basic Widget Info
Weather Widget
To Do List Widget
Reading List Widget
Shopping List Widget
Daily Bible Verse Widget
Messages Widget

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Messages Widget

By | Widgets

Need to send an email or text message to your student, spouse, or other member of your account Homeschool Planet account? No problem! You can use the Messages Widget to send a message to one, all, or a combination of your account members right from within your Homeschool Planet account! Learn more about how to do this below.

 

Utilizing the Messages Widget

  • To add the Messages Widget to your desktop select the add a widget button and then from the drop down menu that reads, “Choose a Widget” select Messages.
  • Click in the box that reads “Click to select” and a list of all account members with confirmed emails and phone numbers will appear.
  • Put a check mark next to each person you would like to receive the message you are sending.
  • If the account member does not yet have an email or phone number entered you can choose the “Manage Family” text and enter the desired info.
  • Next simply enter the desired information and hit send.
  • That’s it!

As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions at support@homeschoolplanet.com. We are here to help you!

Individual Widgets

For info on the individual widgets see the following posts:

Basic Widget Info
Weather Widget
To Do List Widget
Reading List Widget
Shopping List Widget
Daily Quote Widget
Daily Bible Verse Widget

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Reading List Widget

By | Widgets

If there is one thing a homeschool family tends to compile lists about it is books! What to read, what has been read, what was wonderful, what wasn’t so great, what to buy~ Homeschoolers NEED reading lists and the Homeschool Planet widget gives you an easy location to track as many different lists as you need!

Reading List Widget Commands

  • To add a Reading List Widget to your desktop select the add a widget button and then from the drop down menu that reads, “Choose a Widget” select Reading List.
  • Another drop down menu will pop up where you can choose a previously created Reading list or to “Create New List”.
  • Items can be added to the list by choosing Add item from the lower right corner. A title is necessary but the Author, Date Started, Date Finished, and Hours Read fields are optional.
  • To edit an item on the list choose the small pencil icon next to the item you wish to edit.
  • To edit the title of any list select the black triangle next to the title you area currently viewing and a pop-up will appear. When you hover your mouse over a title an option to edit will appear. Once you select that you can change the title and then save by selecting OK.
  • To rearrange the order of items in your list use the double ended black arrow next to the editing pencil.
  • To delete items from the list select the red “X” and then confirm that you wish to delete the item.
  • To delete an entire list bring up the list in the same manner you use to edit (above) and then click on the trash can. You will be asked to confirm if you wish to delete this list.
  • To print your Reading List select the small triangle to the left of the text “Print lists” (found at the bottom of the widget) and then hit the print button that appears.
    • If you would like to print more than one Reading List at once select the black triangle before you hit Print, choose all the widgets you would like to print at once, select close, and then print.

There is no limit to the number of Reading Lists you can have. Some families choose to create a reading list for each student, others create one for each class or grade level and others use reading lists as a way to track info that they would like to keep handy such as passwords, ideas, and handy links. When you hide a Widget the data remains intact and you can view it all as soon as you open the widget again.

Screenshots

As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions at support@homeschoolplanet.com. We are here to help you!

Reading List Widget Video Tutorial

Individual Widgets

For info on the individual widgets see the following posts:

Basic Widget Info
Weather Widget
To Do List Widget
Daily Bible Verse Widget
Shopping List Widget
Daily Quote Widget
Messages Widget

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Homeschool Planet User Guide Widgets

Shopping List Widget

By | Widgets

Have you ever compiled a shopping list and then left it at home? Me too! If that happens with a Shopping list you have created using the Homeschool Planet Shopping Widget you can just text your account and Homeschool Planet will deliver it straight to your phone! How great is that!?! Read more about the Shopping Widget below!

 

Setting Up a Homeschool Planet Shopping List Widget

  • To add a Shopping List Widget to your desktop select the add a widget button and then from the drop down menu that reads, “Choose a Widget” select Shopping List.
  • If this is the first time you have made a Shopping List you will be prompted to “Click to select” before choosing, “Create New List” and entering the name of the store you want to shop at.
  • If you have already created other shopping lists you may create additional lists by clicking anywhere in a store title box and then choosing “Create New List”, entering your next title, and selecting OK.
  • You may create as many Shopping Lists as you wish.

Using the Shopping List Widget

  • Add items to the list by simply typing on an empty line. When you hit return a new blank entry line will be automatically created.
  • Delete items from the list by selecting the red X to the right of the item.
  • Reorder items by selecting the black double ended arrow and drag items up or down to the order you desire.
  • Mark items complete by selecting the checkbox next to the completed item.
  • When you close a Shopping List, or any widget, the data remains stored in the widget. This means if you open a Shopping List, add items, and close the Shopping List the items will still be present when you open it again.

Sending Shopping Lists

Select the “Send this list…” text and a pop-up allowing you to select who to send the list to will appear. The options for who data may be sent to will include any members who have logins within the account and have email addresses and/or cell phone numbers entered. Data may be sent to a single person or multiple people at once. Once you have chosen who to send the info to choose select close and then hit send.

Not Home and Need Your List?

A favorite feature of the Shopping List Widget is the ability the have Homeschool Planet text a list to you when you aren’t home. To activate this feature simply text “SHOP” to 650-564-3071 and your list will arrive on your phone via text! How convenient is that!?! If you have more than one Shopping List text the word “SHOP” plus the first word of your Shopping List title. So for example if you need your Target Shopping list text “SHOP TARGET” to the number above.

Printing To Do Lists

To print data and lists from within widgets choose the print button. A pop-up will appear allowing you to select what data from the widget which you wish to include. After making your selection choose print and then complete the action from your printer software.

Shopping  List Screenshot

 

 

As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions at support@homeschoolplanet.com. We are here to help you!

Individual Widgets

For info on the individual widgets see the following posts:

Basic Widget Info
Weather Widget
To Do List Widget
Reading List Widget
Daily Bible Verse Widget
Daily Quote Widget
Messages Widget

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Homeschool Planet User Guide Widgets

To Do List Widget

By | Widgets

Do you know anyone who doesn’t need a To Do list handy, especially in the middle of their homeschool planning, teaching, and grading? Neither do I! The Homeschool Planet Widget To Do Lists are convenient, easily accessible across parent and student accounts, and can even be emailed, texted, or printed! Find out more below!

Setting Up a Homeschool Planet Widget To Do List

  • To add a To Do List Widget to your desktop select the add a widget button and then from the drop down menu that reads, “Choose a Widget” select To Do.
  • You will find a dropdown box listing To Do lists for every person in your account. You may select one of those or use “Create New List” to create a list with a different title.
  • You may have as many To Do Lists on your desktop as you would like.

To Do List Features

  • Add items to the list by simply typing on an empty line. When you hit return a new blank entry line will be automatically created.
  • Delete items from the list by selecting the red X to the right of the item.
  • Reorder items by selecting the black double ended arrow and drag items up or down to the order you desire.
  • Mark items complete by selecting the checkbox next to the completed item.
  • When you close a To Do List, or any widget, the data remains stored in the widget. This means if you open an account member’s To Do List, add items, and close the To Do List the items will still be available to the other member.

Sending To Do Lists

Select the “Send this list…” text and a pop-up allowing you to select who to send the list to will appear. The options for who data may be sent to will include any members who have logins within the account and have email addresses and/or cell phone numbers entered. Data may be sent to a single person or multiple people at once. Once you have chosen who to send the info to choose select close and then hit send.

Not Home and Need Your List?

A favorite feature of the To Do List Widget is the ability the have Homeschool Planet text a list to you when you aren’t home. To activate this feature simply text “TODO” to 650-564-3071 and your list will arrive on your phone via text! How convenient is that!?!

Printing To Do Lists

To print data and lists from within widgets choose the print button. A pop-up will appear allowing you to select what data from the widget which you wish to include. After making your selection choose print and then complete the action from your printer software.

To Do List Screenshot

As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions at support@homeschoolplanet.com. We are here to help you!

To Do List Widget Video Tutorial

Individual Widgets

For info on the individual widgets see the following posts:

Basic Widget Info
Weather Widget
Shopping List Widget
Reading List Widget
Daily Bible Verse Widget
Daily Quote Widget
Messages Widget

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Homeschool Planet User Guide Widgets

Weather Widget

By | Widgets

Have you ever noticed that what the weather looks like out the window isn’t necessarily an accurate gauge of the actual temperature! Sometimes a bright sunshiny day is bitter cold and sometimes a rainy day is as hot as Mississippi in the middle of a summer rainstorm!  Granted, we can make a good guess based on the season of the year and the temperature yesterday but often we find the weather isn’t what we expected. The Homeschool Planet Weather Widget gives you an accurate analysis of the weather with a quick glance at your screen!

 

Setting up the Weather Widget

  • To add a Weather Widget to your desktop select the add a widget button and then from the drop down menu that reads, “Choose a Widget” select Weather.
  • To find the weather report for your local area click on the Zip code next to “Weather for”, enter the 5 digit Zip code you wish a weather report and then choose F (for Fahrenheit) or C (For Celsius), and select OK.
  • You may open Weather Widgets for as many Zip codes as you wish.
  • That’s all there is to it! Really!

Screenshot Image

Weather Widget Video Tutorial

To learn about other Homeschool Planet Widgets see these User Guide Entries:

Widget Basics
To Do List Widget
Shopping List Widget
Reading List Widget
Daily Bible Verse Widget
Daily Quote Widget
Messages Widget

As always, feel free to reach out to us with any questions at support@homeschoolplanet.com. We are here to help you!

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