Point Patrol was created to help motivate my children to help out more around the house, do their homework and not fight with each other. My husband was just going to setup a spreadsheet to keep track of their points but I decided it wouldn't take too much to write a program to do it for us. Since I had already written a movie manager program I just borrowed and modified pieces of that program.
I did decide to go one step further and make it a classroom friendly program. Since most classrooms now have computers with high speed internet access, I thought this might be an easy way for teachers to help motivate their students to behave well and excel in the classroom. It also allows the parents to go online and view their child's point record to monitor their behavior in school.