The technology Implementation Project for KIN 710 required students to create a way a technology can be utilized by an athletic program. David utilized the use of GoPro video to make video analysis sessions for teams. Below is a sample clip of how the GoPro recording can be used.
As part of professional development, David Is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Through this organization, David has been certified and gone through the coursework for the "National Diploma"
David's coaching philosophy is based upon the effort in the pursuit of excellence. This means that as long as there is a commitment to excellent effort, rather than results, success is achieved. Athletic participation is more that wins and losses but rather a work ethic that is focused on effort rather than result. Below is a document used to present David's coaching philosophy to players and presented as an agreement between players and program. There is also a link to this PDF on the left.
Below you can find a link to David Cordova's Marroquin Resume including professional experience, education, skills and qualifications. For a PDF of this resume click on the button to the left.
Having an on line presence is crucial to professionals in any field. Two types of ways to have a on line presence are a LinkeIn profile and a personal website. Both or these are useful and both have limitations.
A LinkIn profile page is a great way to establish a network of working professionals within a field. A LinkIn profile can also provide exposure to any individual. Employers can easily reach individuals and have access to these individuals resumes and experience. LinkIn however is limited to the users who have a LinkIn account. Moreover, some employers may not place a high value on LinkIn as a recruiting tool or as a reliable method to search for candidates.
A personal Web site is also method to have an on line presence. A web site can present information about a professional without any restrictions. However a personal website may be difficult to find on the world wide web hence it may have a low traffic preventing the content from being delivered. A web site may also cost money to have.
Both these techniques are useful depending on the purpose for the on line presence of individuals.
The main difference between these two is their purpose. Facebook seems to be a social network for friends that is very personal and or informal. Mean while Linked In is a network of professional nature to establish a network of work related or professional individuals. Facebook has no other purpose than to connect to individual for personal and social reasons. Linked in seeks to establish a network of working professional to support and share career advancement or work related endeavors.
Apps provide a wide range of support and or instructional tools in order to enhance learning experience. They can help with distribution of material, presentation of material and testing or gathering results to test and or quizzes. Apps can facilitate communication between students and teachers as well as parents. They can present tools for posting information and or ways of assessing learning. They simply add ways to present information. If used properly their benefit is crucial and almost essential.
So far, the class has exposed students to a variety of different technologies, the majority of these are free; which is perhaps the best part about all of them. In my career I can utilize a number of them. In athletics, I like the use of twitter or facebook fan pages to allow team news to be delivered. For example, I can use twitter to create a handle for a high school team soccer program. In this account, I can notify followers of scores, games, and team news like players who have signed with colleges etc. Similarly, a facebook fan page for a team can be used to keep communication with players as well as fans.
However, I have always been curious about podcast but knew very little about them. I had no idea it was as easy as a soundcloud upload. This technology I can use for classroom enhancement. Moreover, I can use it as a project to allow students to explore the technology and allow them to make a presentation using soundcloud podcast.
As a coach, twitter and facebook can be useful. As an instructor soundcloud and podcast can be creative ways to educate, not just by podcasting my lectures but using the technology to facilitate learning activities.