What’s the IDEA?
We launched this blog site just over two weeks ago. Since that time we have read your notes of gratitude, and we acknowledge your appreciation and participation. This is just the beginning!
We have been flooded with your fascinating ideas. It is exactly your ideas that help us improve the Educator system for all … learners, teachers and administrators. There is no status quo in the Ucompass world. We strive to grow into a better place. Without your ideas and input there would be no growth. You have been so vocal that we actually ran into a small problem. Someone actually called it blog clog.
Your wonderful ideas were sadly forced to exist in a vacuum of sorts. While the Educator Team got to see and ponder each one, other members of the FLVS teaching community were not able to chime in, buy in, or even enhance some of your original thoughts. We wanted to share them, test reactions, and plan our development and enhancement paths from there. We thought about email, but we know your inbox can become quite flooded. We just knew that email communication was not the answer. The challenge became how to best share your marvelous suggestions and use cases with the entire FLVS and FLVS franchise community. Having given it considerable thought, we decided to experiment with another idea: the Ucompass Educator Facebook page. The doors are open!
If you have an idea that you would like to share, we really want you to post your thoughts on that page instead of here. We have taken all the ideas that were previously submitted to this blog, organized them around certain topics, and posted them on this page. If you previously made a suggestion, you should find it there. You may note the format that we decided to use … IDEA: Topic. All of those entries on our new Facebook page were submitted by FLVS and franchise teachers (That’s you!) and copied over to that page. Feel free to invent your own way of posting there. Read through some of those ideas on that page. React and add your own thoughts. Maybe you want to add some new ideas. The point is that we want to get our dialogue moving along. You have shown that you want to improve your own ability to facilitate the progress of your students. We’re on the same page! So, how can we help you better get your job done? How can we make you more efficient in your efforts? Tell us! You already know we listen. While we cannot act quickly on every single idea, we do try to plan for them down the road.
BTW … notice that Facebook link in the right sidebar? It’s right below the words Visit Us on Facebook. Just click that link and visit your/our Educator Facebook page. Even better than that …
You are working in Educator. You are going through your usual paces. Then it hits! You remember an idea you read about on the Facebook page. Or perhaps you get a great new idea yourself. You think, “This would make my work more efficient.” Or perhaps you believe, “This would really do my students a world of good.” Rather than having to leave your work, just take a short thought-break, take a look at your instructor’s toolbar in Educator, and click:
What could be easier? And when you get there, and you’ve spent a little time reading and writing about ideas on the table, feel free to even like us. We all love to be liked, don’t we?