Switched-On Schoolhouse: Always Up To Date

S.O.S.BoxI write the Switched-On Schoolhouse Series twice a month to share our family’s experience using this software based curriculum in our home.

Homeschool parents know that curriculum is expensive.  Text book publishers try and revise their curriculum every couple of years, but even so, if you’ve invested in a set of books for your oldest child, you anticipate using it for your subsequent children as well.  If you have three or four children though, the books can be quite outdated by the time those children get around to studying with them.

This is where Switched-On Schoolhouse shines.  Changes or errors in the material can be revised by a quick and easy download, keeping the information your students are using to study as up to date as possible.

Periodically when the administrator/teacher logs into the account, they will get a pop-up on their screen letting them know the software is checking for updates.

Curriculum Update

If there are no updates to the curriculum, it will let you know that 0 assignments were revised and you simply click OK and you’re good to go.

In the below screenshot you can see what it looks like if there is an update to one of the courses your child is using. 

A link is provided for you to download the patch online.

Once you’ve clicked on the download link on the website, another pop-up will prompt you to apply the update. 

That’s all you need to do.  The next time your student logs in they will be using the updated curriculum!   You don’t need to be a technical guru to keep Switched-On Schoolhouse up to date.  It’s very user friendly and you can be confident knowing that your students are studying with the most current material available.

If you’re interested in learning more about Switched-On Schoolhouse or would like a discount on a purchase of curriculum, click through on the button in my right hand sidebar, and you’ll be taken to the publishers site.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the products mentioned above for free for review purposes from Alpha and Omega Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review and this product may not have the same results for all people, please do additional research of your own when purchasing products mentioned in reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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