Thursday, May 27, 2010


I have learned more about technology these past couple of weeks than I have in my whole life! It has been great to learn so much about the use of technology because I was never really up to par on everything. It usually takes me awhile to learn how to use certain technologies, so I'm not what you would call a tech goo-roo. I've really enjoyed learning about so many different things, and I feel like I am more prepared to be an effective physical education instructor. One of the technologies that really stood out to me was the RSS. I really like how convenient this can make things. This could be a great help to me in my future career because I could have different feeds related to my field sent to my reader, and that will help me to stay up to date on the latest trends within physical education. I also really enjoyed the podcasting lesson. I think it would be great to make podcasts on how to perform certain excercises and have them available for my students to listen to from their own home. This would help them to be more physically active since they could have my guidance even though I'm not presently with them. Technology is evolving like crazy, and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to learn all that I have so far.

Web 2.0

It must sound like I'm a broken record, but I've never heard of such a thing as Web 2.0. This is another great use of technology. This website really seems to really organize your search engine experience. I really like how everything is categorized and in an orderly manner. One website that I came across that I thought was really cool is istats in the sports section. What a great way to track your personal results. This would be a great website to have your students use to keep progress of their own results. I think that giving them ownership like that would really encourage them to put forth their best effort. Web 2.0 is a great tool, and I'm definately going to start using it more often.

Google Docs

Another cool discovery that I just had this week in my Masters program is the use of Google Docs. This is another great use of technology that could be very beneficial for my career. This would be an easy way to keep a good line of communication with my students and their parents. If I needed to send out some sort of memo or info sheet, I could create the document on google docs and have the students fill it out from the web. There shouldn't ever be any excuses for losing a paper or anything like that. It's nice that you can upload these documents onto google rather than having to save and store them on a zip drive. This would make it a much easier process to send files to other people since there is no need for attachments or emailing.

RSS Assignment

I recently completed an RSS and feeds assignment for my technology class. To be completely honest, I had never heard of such a thing entering this task. After learning about how they work and why we use them I was blown away! What a cool thing it is to have all the news come to me rather than wasteing time by searching for it. I've always surfed the internet by bouncing back and forth from all of my favorite sites to get my news, but now I have the luxury of having it come directly to my reader account. Now I'll actually have time to read the articles. If only I heard about this earlier!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Interesting use of Technology

This week in my technology course we were required to complete a few tasks in regards to photos, images, and microblogging. I never thought I would say this, but I set up a twitter account. That's right, I officially have a twitter account. I always swore that I wouldn't, but you have to keep the professor happy! It was actually pretty interesting. I'm going to be sending a twit every day, so if you have time you should follow me to see what I have to say. We also performed a couple more assignments, such as opening flicker and facebook accounts. We even started our own podcast, which was pretty confusing at first, but turned out to be really fun. This was a pretty cool week of assignments, and I sure did learn a lot!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Test Post

Hello everybody! This is my very first post on my new blog. I'm mainly wanting to see if I set my profile up correctly. Seems to be working well so far!
I am very excited about my upcoming journey. This is week one of my masters program, and I'm so eager to learn as much as I possibly can over the next fourteen months.
The program that I'm enrolled in is Kinesiology with a Physical Education Emphasis. This is a very exciting time for me because I've been looking forward to taking this program for three and a half years, and the big moment has finally arrived.
I grew up heavily involved in sports, and I even coached a couple years of high school football while going through college. I new I wanted to be a physical educator, but unfortunatly I was given back advice by my counselors and other P.E. teachers. I was told that I wouldn't get a job after college for a few years due to the lack of available positions within the school district.
I didn't want to be working in a restaurant for years after college, so I decided to get my bachelors degree in Elementary Education with the intention of getting my masters in physical education. Well, I've dedicated the last three and a half years to Elementary Education, which has been great, but I'm so excited that I'm finally pursueing my passion!
This is the moment that I've been waiting for for so long, so I'm going to enjoy the journey over the next fourteen months, and enjoy learning as much as I can about the wonderful world of physical education.