What do you think?

by Deb on June 24, 2010

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I’ve just missed my first anniversary at Science@home (honest, I thought it was in July), there go my plans for a big birthday bash.  I’m sure I’ll find something else to celebrate in a few weeks when I get back from our holiday.  In the meantime, I want to take this opportunity to pick your brains, in the nicest possible way, and get a handle on how Science@home is doing and where you want it to go from here.  I’m a great believer in taking stock and planning a direction.

So I have an informal survey.  I considered putting in a form or survey link, but after much thought I decided to do it this way and give you the option of commenting publicly or using the contact form at the bottom to tell me privately.  This way it is more of a conversation and brainstorm, bouncing ideas around together, rather than a test!  Consider the questions as prompts, although of course you are welcome to answer them all 😀

  1. What age group are your kids in (or even your grandkids)?
  2. Are you here for fun or as a teacher/homeschooler?
  3. How did you find Science@home?
  4. Are you a subscriber or regular visitor or are you just dropping in for a quick visit? (If so, I hope you found what you were looking for.)
  5. What type of activity do you like doing yourself?
  6. Which type of post do you like the best?  The main ones are activities, general information and science, lists, (found in the three coloured boxes in the sidebar or up the top) and photos (search for Wordless Wednesday).
  7. Is there a different type of post you would like to see?
  8. Do you or your children have any specific questions I can help you with 🙂
  9. Any comments on the site design and ease of navigation?
  10. If you get the weekly email newsletter, do you like the way it is organised with introductions to the posts then you can visit the ones you like?
  11. What do you think of the posting schedule?  Too much / too little / just right?
  12. I have some more scientist interviews coming up, including Ian Frazer, Fiona Stanley (Woohoo!) and possibly Tim Flannery, do you have a suggested scientist you would like me to stalk?
  13. Would you be interested in guest posting or swapping guest posts?

Thanks for playing with me, I’d love to have your input into how Science@home develops.  It literally wouldn’t exist if I didn’t get feedback from lovely readers.  Feel free to keep it private or put it out there, I can take it! (Hey, I’m on holidays :D)

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa June 24, 2010 at 11:48 am

Hello!
1.My kids are 5,3, and almost 1.
2. I’m a mom who likes to supplement my children’s education
3.I found you through a search for science ideas
4. I follow you on my blogger dashboard
5.I like to share my ideas on a local TV show, bake and organize events for the community
6. I like activity posts the best
9. Love your header
12. Scientist interviews is an awesome idea!
13. Would love to guest post or swap posts!

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Brenda June 24, 2010 at 11:23 pm

I want to thank you for your site. Keep doing what you’re doing. You’ve lots of great ideas to spread science and intelligent thought!
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Miss Carly June 26, 2010 at 5:58 pm

1. No children here. I nanny for a ten month old though and am about to start an internship with kindy children in August.
2. Teacher {Early Childhood Trained}
3. I cannot remember, I dare say through one of the blogs I follow and just clicking through.
4. Tsk, tsk. I don’t subscribe. I just come and visit when I see facebook updates or twitter. {I am subscribed through google reader though but never use it}
5. When I am teaching I love art and science {and mathematics and technology}. When I am by myself, I love immersing myself in technology or books. I love all areas of learning, and love learning myself.
6. I love the activities ones as they give me new ideas.
7. Nothing I can think of.
8. Nope 🙂 I will take you up on this when I do though!
9. No comment {needs to be made}
10. n/a
11. Just right 🙂
12. TBH I don’t really know any, though I do love listening to the science lecturer at my uni {Camilla – her last name escapes me but she developed a star thingy with children.. Must go look it up now!}
13. Definitely if you will have me!

Carly
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Deb June 29, 2010 at 10:10 am

Thanks for the replies, and to everyone who has used the contact form. I will be getting back to everyone (especially those who want to do posts!) but because we are away at the moment it will take a little while. Thanks again, there’s been lots of food for thought!

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