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The Covid-19 pandemic has put the parents and their children in a precarious position. This is especially true when it comes to education. Parents are nervous about exposing their children to possible infection. At the same time, they are concerned about hindering their children's learning. This is problematic with local schools failing to meet the virtual needs of their students. Parents are facing the struggle of keeping their children safe while continuing their education.

What it does

HomeScholar is an assignment manager and scheduler as well as a homeschooling event organizing and social media web application.

There are two main functions of the site. The first function is the assignment management and scheduling functionality. Users can create profiles for their students and add assignments to each student’s profile. Assignments can be scheduled using the calendar tool inside the calendar page. Details for each student can be accessed by clicking on the student’s name.

The second main function is the social media and event organizing functionality. Users can create posts that are added to the main social page on HomeScholar. These can simply be an opportunity to engage the community in a conversation in which other users can comment in real time on the post. Or the post can be an event announcement in which other users can add to their personal calendar page.

How I built it

The HomeScholar team is a group of boot camp grads and friends. We built this project with ingenuity and perseverance.

Challenges I ran into

Reading through library documentation and learning to implement third party libraries

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

The web application came to fruition in nearly the way we envisioned.

What I learned

We learned how to overcome third party documentation limitations, work on a team remotely, and troubleshoot differences in development environments.

What's next for HomeScholar

Feature development including reading lists and barcode scanning, recurring events, adding friends and following, adding teacher/parent and student accounts

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