My take on personal web presence between Weebly and Linkin has been frustrating at times. The frustrating in the terms that the computer providing the experience was problematic, but for
First impression on LinkedIn was it seemed more professional especially when they ask you to upgrade so that you can view 3 degrees. I think LinkedIn is great from a professional aspect. It attended to focus one employment and skills rather than everyday mandae
The most interesting so with this class ( KIN 710) was not necessarily technology, but the youtube presentation by Wade Gilbert, PhD (2014). It was pretty fascinating how he tied everything together with needs and mastery. He demonstrated that needs are the whats and desires and designing a plan in order to achieve these facilitate learning. It was nice to see how he reinvigorated the audience with movement breaks. He showed that learning is consist even for people who are believed to be masters at their particular profession. He made the correlation between Dr. Wooden and military officers how they review their information and what they can learn form it.
Podcast seem to be everywhere. ESPN has daily podcast of their shows. News group will also podcast information to the public. Teachers are even podcasting. The article by Hoagland (2007), showed me how university professors are using the technology to benefit students. I think it is a great idea but I do take some caution with the subject. I do believe that some high school students will find it wonderful and rely on it heavily checking out of the face to face interaction. Podcast can be a fantastic tool for student-athletes or students that miss lectures due illness
Another technological tool that I found useful was TicTrac. The technology application can sync up devices to track physical assessment. This would be great way to view how students behave after school has wrapped up for the day. A instructor could evaluate students on several different levels - Heart Rate , energy expenditure, and time of movement. It would take some careful planning but students would thrive. They would actually be able to see how they measure up using their devices instead of checking out the lastest tweet.
Cebeci, Z. & Tekdal, M. (2006). Using podcasts as audio learning objects. Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects, 2, 47-57.
Hoagland, D. (2007, February 7). Getting their iLessons: In a nod to popular technology, some Fresno State instructors are recording lectures so students can listen to them later on computers or iPods. Fresno Bee. Retrieved from http://www.fresnobee.com/263/v-printerfriendly/story/28453.html
https://www.tictrac.com ( 2014)
Vess, D. L. (2006). History to go: Why I teach with iPods. The History Teacher, 39(4), 479-492.
My KIN 710 Technology in Kinesiology class has been very informative. I was
My personal experience as a teacher with social media and technology has been quite interesting. Last year I had my students produce point presentation and upload to email. They said it was the most entertaining project they did all year. I activity and engagement with students it should they had a curiosity about learning therapeutic modalities.
The article by Buzzetto-More (2012) display interesting look the way students interact with social media. I believe that social media can be successful at engaging students since confrontational fear and embarrassment are eliminated. Students are free to express thoughts without judgement among peers. It was clearly noted that it needs to be a social environment that is positive in order to be constructive. I have seen and heard how a negative social media input can have the complete opposite effects than what was in intended.
I believed that social media and internet learning are just now starting to be embraced. The difficultly at employ such new avenues would constructing an atmosphere that is engaging and progressive towards learning since students can easily be distracted from the learning experience. Also, we must take into consideration that not all have the capacity nor the tools to be effective in this type of environment. That is something that needs further discussion.
Read Buzzetto-More, N. A. (2012). Social Networking in Undergraduate Education. Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management, 7.