Using Technology as a Gateway to Networking (Finding Connections)

Building relationships and surrounding yourself around others with a unique vision, variety of ideas can only help you as an individual to establish connections through all walks of life.

As a true advocate of networking, the major source in today’s world is technology and the web. However, as I conducted my search for a resourceful blog or forums on physical education, teaching or both for that matter, I realized that it only reconfirmed what Professor Smith mentioned in class of it not being a walk in the park.

As I searched through various sites, there were very few that could be used as a valuable resource or networking tool to say the least.

In the process of searching, I did attempt avoiding the larger organizations to see if was able to find a forum a physical educators sharing ideas, thoughts and information of where physical education is today.

As I continue my search for an alternative source, I have chosen the website for the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE).

On their site they have a page dedicated as an open forum known as NASPE Talk (http://naspetalk.com/).

There are many advantages in the amount of information posted/shared as well as the professionals one can interact with, however, there is certainly one huge disadvantage. As Professor Smith’s said in class it’s important and resourceful to find sites with “bread crumb trail to follow”.

There is an immense amount of information, but one is limited to and pigeon holed to communicate no further than this site.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgltL80_9RU&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLCE6C95CC875F0C89[/youtube]

The video above focuses on the reality of the generation of kids in school today. It solidifies the need of physical education. Schools are not only limiting students activities but in some cases are even limiting the space which was once designated for physical education classes. Will this change? Will the over crowding issues in city schools ever be addressed? These are questions that will remain for quite some time. Hopefully sooner than later.