Friday, January 16, 2009

January 16, 2009

Exciting times here at Clickademics.

I am ready to take the next step on my website, gathering content.

Until now, I have been filming my own lectures in my own house. I am presently hunting for teachers to contribute their lectures. Early next week, I will send out an email to 100 teachers in the area inviting them to be a part of the website. I even found a large, quiet room where I can film - for free.

I am hoping to line up a number of teachers for the next two months of Saturdays. If I can do all of my filming on Saturdays, then I can edit all week. I would be able to gather a lot of content quickly.

If I can book a number of Saturdays, I can find some friends or old students to be my assistants. That should make it a lot easier.

I cannot wait to see the responses to my email.

Monday, January 5, 2009

January 5, 2009

I have not had much to document because I took the holidays off. We had so much to do between Thanksgiving and New Years, that I did very little to my website.

However, January should be a busy time for me. The website is built, and I have a few videos finished on the site, so this new year is the time to go out and find contributors. First, I have to finalize my business plan with the help of my wife, and then I will start calling all the teachers that I can. 

My goal is to find either teachers who are excited to make big contributions to the site, or talented math and science teachers who will give me enough lectures to make a package that families will want to purchase. 

My brother-in-law had a good idea. Instead of just posting any old videos, I should approach it as problem solving. Whatever academic subject it is, I should find the ten topics that are most troublesome to students and create lectures that solve those problems. After all, students and parents will come to the site hoping to solve problems, not just to be entertained.