THE hero navigator project
THE central software system to help the family expand educational choice!
Creation in progress by Flying Maverick Media
WHAT IS the HERO NAVIGATOR?
Primarily meant to help a family bring it's core education home, Hero Navigator (HN) is a digital software in development that we are now calling an ‘Educational Navigation System’ (ENS). The software is for planning, tracking, navigating, and integrating all aspects of a personal education. HN is meant to help you organize and assign just the right amount of work to each involved student, define educational expectations, establish reasonable goals, and let you keep track of the progress of your students. This application is designed to navigate and integrate computer learning, book learning, and real-world learning.
This is an educational game changer and a great way to help expand educational choice. It was first developed by one mom and then used by other home educators as a manual spreadsheet system. Now officially in development, it will be turned into an automated cloud-based software. It is HN’s job to help you effectively educate ‘heroes in the making’ that are embarking on their transfiguring Heroes’ Journey!
WATCH VIDEO ONE
This was the first of the three videos we originally created to present our system to different investors.
Let's Make Home Education Easier
The PROBLEM and the SOLUTION
All of our children have something wonderful about them. It can be very hard to watch from the edge as unnecessary poor treatment is doled out to them making them shrink. Some people adjust well to this and plow through and overcome it, many others don’t. Especially special needs children – and this is unacceptable to us. One way to have control over how your child is treated is to bring them home. We believe that a home based education is a great solution for many folks – especially for folks that get lost in the conventional system. However, a lot of would-be home educators or small private schools haven’t decided to take the big plunge because they are afraid they won’t know what to do or how to stay on track after they begin. They may even think that they are not qualified. This is a solid concern.
The same problem confronted us too, but we didn’t turn back. We pushed forward and eventually found an effective solution. Early on though, it took Liesl (the system creator) eight hours or more every week (with her solution) just to plan all the week’s educational agenda for our four kids. But, this ate into a portion of time the family could be doing something fun. This led to a pre-planning system that cut the weekly planning time down to about thirty minutes each week – a sixteen fold improvement! The basic system was in place after that. The manual spreadsheet version helped a number of families, but would work much easier if it were in software form. It can also work better if there were a community and infrastructure of sorts to help advise parents and tutors. That is another way we want to help.
HELP IS ON the HORIZON
One thing we always thought – what would it be like if this system could be automated – cutting down on all the transcription and manual progress reports. It could be very much like going from an old balance sheet method of accounting to using modern accounting software. The old method worked, but the new and automated method really cuts down on time spent. And, we can program in all sorts of interesting features that can add serious value and help people compete better educationally – even after college is long since passed and one is well into the world of life, work, and supporting a family.
WATCH VIDEO TWO
This was the second of the three videos we originally created to present our system to different investors. The thumbnail image in the video below is a mockup of the proposed dashboard of HN. Watch video three at the bottom of the page.
Make Education a Delight
Hero Navigator can be used to:
Implement educational courses and curriculum – paper, digital, and real world
Use predesigned courses and curriculum
Create and design custom courses and curriculum
Create and design hybrid courses and curriculum
Set and follow educational goals – as ambitious as you like
Compile an educational portfolio
Track various educational activities – such as viewed educational YouTube videos
Track extracurricular activities
Centralize and keep track of therapies (especially for special needs folks)
Track and organize any and all secondary learning
Keep students that live in multiple households on track
All sorts of cool bells and whistles are already thought of and are being planned to be added to the navigator over time!
Professionals looking for a competitive edge can use Hero Navigator too! It could be used to track all books read, educational videos watched, random classes completed – online and in person, and to help compile resumes and curriculum vitae.
WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP
The Hero Navigator project needs every bit of support it can get. Software creation is a very expensive proposition. Flying Maverick Media has already begun the data modeling process. And, we will get all the way to beta testing and beyond if everybody that can financially contribute is generous. We can accept one-time donations, or we can accept monthly recurring donations of smaller, more manageable amounts. If you want to be a future major investor, contact us and we will get back to you and discuss options.
Our first major goal is to have beta testing happening by the end of September this year! It can happen if enough folks chip in. This tool can help to give us more confidence and independence in our own education! If you are one of the donors, you will be one of the first contacted to have the option of participating in beta testing, and maybe even user-acceptance testing. You could be part of the educational leading edge!
Please, please, tell your friends and family and everyone you know that could benefit from this program.
Soon, we will try to have a Navigator newsletter that will give project updates and such on a regular basis.
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WATCH VIDEO THREE
This was the third of the three videos we originally created to present our system to different investors. Watch out...it's a little emotional...
Every Hero Has a Journey
A video that Flying Maverick Media produced where three different families talk about some realities, loves, and problems with home education - why they do it, including some painful realities with public school education and special needs issues.
Watch this short and quick sample of the more complete video in the works. It was created in a very short period of time to help pitch a very needed homeschool aid software. But, the idea has been created and extensively used and has begun to be automated.
Software creation is very expensive and we are looking to raise those substantial funds.
If you would like to learn more and help...