We grow. We expand. We create more and more content.
Whether it is a series of reports for the school community, lessons for a new course, or weekly newsletters to staff. The more information we create, the more we lose site of where the information goes. Sheer volume often drowns the most important aspect of our work: the content.
The more content we create, the less control we have over the content.
Documents, articles, newsletters are a necessary part of our job. Not having a structure to showcase the content is not an efficient use of our time. Information has the tendency to slip away from us.
It happens to every educator. DRPF Consults went through the same struggle. Producing and producing but not quite able to keep a finger on where everything went.
Need to find a new fit? DRPF Consults did. Discover your way to centralize information and present resources in an easy to manage format.
- Content is always the number one priority.
Readers want relevant content that is accessible. A quick and easy way to find multiple resources on a topic. The publisher is responsible to provide the avenue for readers to find what they need. Work around your content.
- Decide criteria to select the best format for your content.
DRPF Consults found an interactive format with the capacity to deliver and showcase large amounts of content. Rich and engaging open ended forum. Figure your criteria and find the type of format to develop.
- Find a structure that will grow as you grow and your work expands.
DRPF Consults now uses a blog format (weblog.) A blog has the ability to reach a larger audience (search engine optimization.) The flexibility for a non programmer to create and manage the site. Provide more control over delivery of content. Take into consideration where you want to be in a few years.
- Centralize all content into one structure.
Previously the blog, newsletter, hot topic, presentations, and articles at DRPF Consults were housed in different places. It was a challenge to manage. Difficult for readers to constantly link to new sources.
Centralize your content. Develop one location with a bold, interactive format. Different than other education sites. Connect and link your publications. Establish a place for visitors to gather information on different topics.
- Regardless of the change, keep your core focus.
Don’t give up what works. Current trends and hot topics are an integral part of DRPF Consults.
Current practices and issues include building relationships and professional learning communities, leadership, strategies for diverse learner, and professional development. Hot Topics explore the latest trends in K-12 education such as online reading, technology, dropout rates, special programs, and many resources.
Keep your focus strong and consistent regardless of how large you get.
- Add new features. Not too many- just one or two.
DRPF Consults now serves the K-12 education community. Ideas span across grade levels. Educators learn from each other. Excite your audience with a few new ideas.
- Continue to provide and showcase quality content.
Your content is your best friend. Be good to it. Never let it get too far from you.
Originally posted 2009-04-09 07:08:53.