Imagine if kid’s educational experience helped to support the home as opposed to being a cost & time burden to the families.
What Is Firefly?
Firefly is a proposed alternative education platform designed to provide access to learning opportunities for students of all ages and skill levels through a decentralized blockchain-based infrastructure and network. Firefly provides a one of a kind educational experience for homeschool families. Acting as an extension of the homeschool dynamic, Firefly does not seek to take over the education provided by the family unit. Instead Firefly provides support, curriculum guidance, life skills and adventure education, and a blockchain-based cryptocurrency component that rewards students for mastering content through the native token, which can be exchanged for other forms of cryptocurrency and USD.
Blockchains are secure by design, but how do we make sure that the data on the blockchain is accurate? The answer lies in consensus mechanisms. Any user can contribute to the platform and earn tokens for doing so. This way each person becomes a stakeholder and an active participant in maintaining and improving the platform as well as ensuring its accuracy.
The main program will offer an alternative tutoring experience based from the online platform utilizing distributed ledger technology, whereby individual chapters can form and choose to franchise the name and structure based on predetermined criteria.
Why was Firefly Created?
Firefly is designed to support families pursuing home education in a variety of subjects including Science, Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies/Economics for students in grades K-12, as well as a wide variety of arts programs, and alternative curricula including life skills and homesteading.
Firefly will be built as an online education platform using Blockchain technology in order to be self-sustaining and easily replicated around the world. Blockchain technology provides the unique ability for information to be stored in a decentralized node network that cannot be censored, hacked, or erased. Through this medium, students and educators can interact with curriculum and each other. Students will pick and choose classes based on their individual needs and areas of interest. There will be a native cryptocurrency for use within the proposed system that will be sold initially to speculative investors to raise the capital to build out the full network.
Who is Firefly For?
Parents who homeschool need support. Increasingly, families are wary of the public-school system and the political ethos that seems to be driving the direction of their children’s education. There is a shift happening in education where families are seeking alternative options for their children. With homeschooling on the rise and the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology market booming, Firefly is uniquely poised to become an industry leader in education. Parents and students can enroll in the program by downloading the Firefly Wallet as a desktop application, as a mobile app, or by setting up an account through the Firefly website. They will be prompted to use various payment methods of their choice to purchase tokens. Students then spend these tokens to access the curriculum. As students progress through their assignments and demonstrate mastery, they will be rewarded with tokens , which they can spend within the system on new curriculum, on in-house prizes, or they can opt to exchange their tokens outside of the platform.
The typical Firefly teacher may be accredited and looking for alternatives to the public school system. In many cases, they will be a homeschool parent looking for a better, more accessible homeschool plan and may be searching for a support network. They will apply to open new Firefly chapters to access content for home education students and participate in the rewards of the system. Teachers will be financially incentivized through cryptocurrency rewards and may receive bonuses based on student performance. Teachers will be able to create online classrooms where they can customize learning plans for their students. Homeschool families tend to connect with other homeschool families to pool resources and share the teaching load between parents. Home education collective groups may apply to become Firefly chapters as well and receive funding to franchise new centers.
Once launched, the native token will be the uniform medium of exchange on the network. Financial rewards are issued to students for subject mastery, to teachers for salaries, and to content creators for approved content. Tokens can be exchanged for other currencies, prizes, or new curriculum. This is a revolutionary concept as it will pay students for the mastery of subjects and will foster a community of educators who can create and be compensated for their contributions to the system. As a franchisee alternative tutoring experience, both online and in person, Firefly will be a cutting-edge platform that will shape the future of education as we know it.
“The Firefly approach to education is to view the student as a whole person with unique individual needs that must be met in order to foster a productive learning environment. We believe in teaching a growth mindset by empowering students to work through challenges individually and in teams, to become their best selves”
Firefly has collaborated with Meta-builders.com to assist them in the process of preparing their project for their NFT launch coming in the second quarter of 2022 We encourage anyone who is seeking to collaborate with firefly to reach out to them via their discord