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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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Homeschool Planet User Guide Widgets

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

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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