Virtual Resume

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Well everyone, it is 2014 and paper resumes are just about a thing of the past. Companies are starting to take virtual resumes seriously in this new tech savvy age. Below is a link to my virtual resume. I chose to use LinkedIn Resume Builder because it is a simple way to build a resume based off the information on my linkedin account. I really like the format and simplicity of it. Take a look!

http://resume.linkedinlabs.com/9i3da8eld

Top Tools For Learning

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Check out this post on the top 100 tools for learning. It actually surprises me that Twitter is number one and youtube is number 3. I like to use youtube a lot, especially for fitness. What do you use to educate yourself or others? Do you use any of these methods? How can you implement some of these into your own career to better educate yourself and others?

Twitter is an amazing tool to quickly and efficiently get information out to people. Youtube is great for those of us that are visual learners and need to see things to understand them. I like to use both! As of course wordpress is a big part of getting information out to people as well!!!

 

 

Podcasting: A Tool for Education

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Hi guys! I want to take a second and talk about podcasts and how they can be very useful in educating the public. Instead of writing a bunch a bout it I will let you listen to a brief podcast I made.

 

So how can we use podcasts in the world of athletics? Every person learns in different ways. Some people love to read and take in as much information from books, magazines, and journals. Others can hear information and internalize it. If you are anything like me, you can see someone do something and mimic it. I am very much a visual learner. It is also great to hear information as well as read information and see information. The more variety we have better we will actually internalize the information. The great thing about a podcast is it can be put onto any mp3 device and taken with you wherever you go. Maybe while you are working out in the gym you are listening to a podcast on how to properly do a front squat, or a core routine. Maybe you are listening to a nutrition podcast while preparing dinner. It is very versatile.

They are very easy to create, very easy to share, and very easy to listen to from anywhere at your own convenience. Paired with other forms of learning, podcasting can we a very useful tool in whatever profession you are in.

Side Project

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So a little side note. If you saw my post “What I Do In My Free Time” then you know I love photography. I just recently got into the hobby and am trying to put together a side business with it. I am hoping that one day I will be able to link my photography with my passion of athletics (and make a little money too maybe!). I decided to use Facebook Pages to get the word out on my new photography business. It is still a work in progress but here is a link to my page.

Jeremy Ryan Photography

 

I have some jobs already lined up and am currently working on launching a website.

 

I am excited for what 2014 has to offer!

 

Jeremy Davidson

“Never Stop Exploring”

“Generation Always-On”

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Ok…Where to begin. I don’t want to rant or this post to be lengthy (as I easily tend to do with most posts). I just read this article on “Generation Always-On” for my Technology in Kinesiology class and I have been asked to write a response. This debate about todays young generation growing up in a technological world with information at the fingertips is such a hot topic right now. And I find it very interesting.

Most people point to the negative. They see a teenager sitting on the couch with their phone glued to their hands and their eyes fixed on the screen. The older generation starts mumbling how these kids are so lazy and back in their day they were forced to play outside. They point at technology for the downfall of the next generation.

Have you ever talked to a 13 year old? They are 50 times smarter than anything I have ever seen. Their ability to function in this technological age is impressive.

I love how this article points out that this time right now is a revolutionary era and the future will look so different from the past because of the generation that is right here right now.

The only thing I want to respond about this article is a comparison of our history. Think about how drastically different the 20’s and 30’s were to the generation in the 60’s and 70’s. The 1960’s was a time filled with youth that were so on fire for change. So passionate¬† and crazy different from the past generation. It is so easy to be afraid of the future. To look at today’s youth and fear the outcome. But just like the 60’s and 70’s these kids are on fire and are ready to catapult into the next era that is going to be one of the most revolutionary time periods in our history. They need the support and environment to do so! Every single day they hear how they are not doing anything with their lives and these cell phones, computers, social networking sites are ruining their brains. All of these things ARE the future, they are the next generation and so many advancements in medical care, business, communications, everything is going to be based on the fact that this generation has such a great understanding of technology.

I have great hope for this generation (my generation!) It is easy to have fear. Just like every generation before, no matter who you are and what era you were born in the older generation will always shake their head and say the world is nothing like when they were kids and everything is falling apart. Time keeps moving whether we want it to or not and the advancement in technology is such an amazing thing that I believe will be one of the greatest movements in history.

If we can just give the youth the support they need to make this happen. A little motivation and encouragement can go a long way.

 

I’m done I promise.

Jeremy Davidson

“Never Stop Exploring”

Facebook in an Educational Environment

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Does social networking sites have a place in the education system? Specifically in higher education? How can we use Facebook to better engage students and promote learning?

In this study “Social Networking in Undergraduate Education” the findings are quite interesting and I can easily relate to them. When I was studying my undergrad in Nutrition & Health Facebook was still a relatively new concept and was geared towards college students. It was required to have a college email address to even sign up for Facebook. Nowadays the social networking site is open to anyone and everyone and I believe it has taken on a completely different purpose than its earlier years. All in all though I strongly believe social network sites, such as Facebook and twitter, are a great resource to use to pass on educational information

Facebook is so simple to use and is a great place to take information and link it to multiple individuals if not thousands. I like to use social networking with my athletes to pass on information such as practice times, uniforms needed for certain events, announcements like canceled practices or where to meet up. It is a great way to reach a large amount of people in a very little amount of time.

Is it for everyone or everything? No I don’t believe so. Social networking sites can be distracting. And nowadays even my grandparents are on Facebook (which is great to boost my self-esteem on everything I post!). Facebook now offers Pages which is a great way to reach people on a certain topic. Also using group messages is a great way to interact between students.

In Conclusion, I agree with the article in saying social networking sites offer a great resource in the educational setting and is a great way to interact in this digital age.

 

Jeremy Davidson

“Never Stop Exploring”