The growth and potential of apps excites me a little. They make things easier and accessible on the go without having to lug around a laptop. There are apps to share and listen to music, social media outlets and educational apps. Even though there area lot of similar apps in the entertainment categories, educational apps has really taken off. Google Classroom is an educational app that is designed to help teachers collect assignments with having to collect 30 papers. Students can keep track of what's due with just a click on their phone.Google Classroom makes everything easy for everyone. It is apps like this that get me excited about the potential of apps.
My first and only knowledge prior to this class about Wikis was Wikipedia. I never really trusted Wikipedia because I knew any and everybody could edit the information on the site. After researching and reading a couple of articles Wikis can do more to help education and educators then harm. With sites like Jotspot.com that allows members of a group to update info without anyone else editing it. This type of Wiki is great for education it will provide the world and field with solid information that can not be tampered with.
Networking is the key to growing in any career. On must be comfort with themselves in order to speak to different people about brighten and expanding their careers. One strategy is try and go to as many career related events as possible in your area. By doing so you will be able to meet and familiarize yourself with people in the same field as you. This will then create friendships that may led to jobs.
In the technology age networking has moved from face to face to apps and websites. There is nothing wrong with the change because now you can upload your resume on different sites Linkedin, Monster and even Facebook and connect with people all over the world. instead of networking with about 30 people in your area the internet or apps now can introduce you to hundreds of different people in a similar field as you.
Muse was the best wearable tech I saw and I feel it would be great in the sports setting. As a basketball coach the Muse wearable which is a headband that tracks students (players) brain activities onto a smartphone or tablet so it can detect what activities they might need to keep them focused on studying. The Muse would be a great thing to have as a basketball coach because it will allow me to see exactly what certain players or whole team is having trouble with. Whether it is a certain play or developmental drill one of my players is having a hard time understanding, the Muse headband will allow me to focus on these things and figure out a way to find results.
Even though the Muse wearable sounds great and has a lot of potential, it may not help with development and focus like we think. The Muse will be able to show us what a player or student needs to focus but as coaches we may not know how to fix it or help a player focus.
The difference I notice between Facebook and Linkedin is Linkedin is more professional and career based. Linkedin is used for networking with people in the same career or similar career as you. Where as Facebook is used to catch up with old friends, look at pictures and invite people to events you are having. They are both social medias but they are used for two totally different purposes.
In creating an app, I would create one for my team (players). The app would be based on plays. My players have a hard time sometimes running the plays we have out to the end, or seeing the openings I see in the plays. I will have an app that you can upload real game time footage and practice footage. My players will be able to watch the footage on the app anytime, slow it down and compare practice footage and game time footage. That will allow them to realize their mistakes and make corrections, it will also allow players to see openings I try to tell them about.
For a person like me that has a million and one things going on and wanting to accomplish a lot more but tend to forget about the small things that are important. I recommend Remember the Milk, the site and app will help you remember the little things that may slip your mind during the course of the day. I will experiment with this site for the next few weeks to see if it helps me remember the small things that I tend to forget on the daily basis.
Web 2.0 gives anyone with an computer and internet access the opportunity to get a education at their own pace. It gives students the chance to share ideas with other students on the web. There are tons of educational sites and apps that allow students to share work and ideas. The one site I found interesting is MentorMob, this site allow you to create a slideshow from videos and photos you grab off the web. This can help with group projects without having to meet up every other day. You will send a slideshow with notes to other members of the group and projects will be able to get done without having to meet up as much.