Video of Teacher’s Companion v2.2 in use

Video of Teacher’s Companion v2.2 in use

Teacher’s Companion post version 2 is a joy to use and it is streamlining a majority of my teaching business. I especially like the storing of lesson template files so they can be exported using third-party software to do additional work such as printing work-sheets, etc. The Courses layout is a great section to create lesson plans, and even reuse earlier lesson components such as templates. Check out the short YouTube clip to see a quick overview of the layouts.

 

 

 

Courses layout looks terrible

It has been a long day and I am pulling my hair out trying to work out how to display the plan description when a lesson plan date/time is selected. I realise there is not a lot of real estate space for many portals and working with three columns whilst giving as much space to the third is where the creative wheels are falling off.  I think the initial idea is good, it’s the layout that is terrible.

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Layouts changing to the new look

Layouts changing to the new look

Changing the layout theme for an entire solution is a big job, but it needs to be done.  You will notice a few new layout icons, including: Calendar, Suppliers, Reports and Options. We have finished the Options layout with a few global fields such as an image field for your business logo, and a footer template for invoices.  The Suppliers layout is still in its infancy and needs a lot more work. The Calendar and Reports icons are just placeholders at this stage.  Enjoy the sneak peek.

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New User Interface (UI)

Looking at this unattractive user interface day in and day out is starting to take its toll, so I have decided to give the entire look and feel a make-over. This is the very first design for the Contact layout and I’m liking it.

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Using v1.5 for my teaching business

Well, we are now at version 1.5 and I have been using Teacher’s Companion for my teaching business for a few months now and am starting to feel that the business processes such as lesson management, student payment and progress recording is becoming easier and much more streamlined.

Take a sneak peak at the various layouts as well as a few extras such as the Templates List and the generated PDF Invoice.

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Our v1.0 is launched

Our v1.0 is launched

We have finally finished the first stable version.  Yes, it does not look great, maybe even worse than a dog’s breakfast, but it works well and contains some useful features.

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The very beginning

It is the 28th October, and this is the birth date for Teacher’s Companion. A time where I decided I need a database solution for my teaching business. I found myself getting totally swamped/lost with song and document files and I felt that if only I had a database solution that could manage both my students and also my courseware.