V Planner 4.2, High School V Planner V4.2, and Homeschool Lesson Planner V4 are ready for use. Download from the Member's area.
V Planner V3 is no longer supported! Use V4!
V Planner V3 was released April 2013. As you read about V Planner V3, please keep in mind that it is a spreadsheet file and requires that you have MS Excel on your computer. V Planner V3 is not a stand alone item; it is among the files at YoungMinds, a website that is on the Site CD and the subscription site, .
That's right, V3 no longer exists except on YoungMinds CD-ROMs from the past. When I made V4, I opened V3, took it apart and made it better. I hope that, if you have an old CD-ROM that you use V4 instead of V3. V4 is better, much much better, please use it.
This section highlights what is new and different in Version 3. Small images below are links
to full-sized screen shots
Printer Friendly Planners: V Planner V3 has 2 basic planners per child - Block and List. The Block-style planners are the only ones that display all dates. List style planners only display either the first date or a span of dates. There is also the Char planner, C for short, which is sort of like a list planner but with features. There is a video about the C Planner at: How to Use the Char Planner
I did not include a teacher planner in V Planner V3 because I cannot assume which column that you would prefer to use for teacher's notes. A teacher planner can easily be created by following the instructions at Lesson Plan Columns to Planners.
Planners for All of the Children
The planners that display everyone's lesson plans are AllBlock and AU and they are almost identical. AU is "automatic" more or less and might be the best choice for those who prefer the Date System. Date choosing is different in AU and centered around Today's Date. AllBlock and AU are not printer friendly.
Sub-PR is a printable subject planner or can serve as one. Sub-PR displays all of the lesson plans for one s-sheet. The s-sheet to display is selected in cell A1
Other Courses is a new worksheet. Other Courses will support up to two outsourced classes. At the worksheet records for the following are made. The records are sent to RC1 and, optionally, the Transcripts.
Everting remaining - grade and quality points are calculated for you
I did away with the multitude of grade cards. RC1 is used for all children, but not at the same time. Choose the child's name at the drop-down list and RC1 will display all of that child's records. Everything except for grade scale reference is automatically displayed. The grade scale sets may be selected at drop-downs under the heading Grade Scale Reference. This is easy because the grade scale used for each class is displayed on just to the left on RC1.
Transcripts are almost the same the differences are noted below.
Term dates are now a simple matter of selecting the date from a drop-down list.
S-Sheets are almost unchanged and if you have used the V Planner in the past, then setup should be familiar. I advise that you read over this page Lesson Plan Columns to Planners and watch the video before entering lesson plans. There are some changes to the S-Sheets and I will outline them below.
The V Planner is a spreadsheet file in xls and xlsx format. To use the file, you must have Microsoft Excel on your computer. The V Planner is available from YoungMinds web site. YoungMinds is online via a subscription and on Donna Young's Site-CD.