To use it or not. That is the question. I would take it for a test run but I signed up for the free trial last year at some point just to poke around and get a feel for it but I didn't have any of our curriculum set or planned out at that point so I didn't get to do much with it or figure out if it would actually work for us. Sigh. Now I'll have to pay if I want to try it out and I'm worried it will just add another step in planning my weeks instead of streamlining it.
I did all my yearly planning using 'Planning your CM education' and we actually are almost half way through our first term which runs May-August for us. I go through the lessons for the week and write what we will(should) be doing on a paper chart so I have a referece for our goals for each day but it ends up being such a pain to go through each of the guides and workbooks to see what lesson is next in each one. Plus we never actually do a normal week of school so if I want to use my paper sheets as any kind of record I have to do alot of erasing and re-writing. I *think* the CMO would help alot with that but does it give any more details than 'do lesson 37' for History on a given day? Because then I still have to drag out my guides each day to find what exactly lesson 37 is.
Also, does anyone access the CMO through their ipod, and do you have any issues with that? Usually web pages come through pretty straight forward on my ipod but I was just curious about that.
If anyone has any thoughts I would greatly appreciate it!