Over the years I've seen positives and negatives from this revolutionary change in communication and networking. Specifically, I've watched my generation become more attached to their phones, computers and tablets instead of holding in person conversations. As a social person, I viewed this negatively. However, as the younger generations grow further into this tech based world, should we adapt our teaching methods to better connect with students?
We must acknowledge how kids communicate these days. As mentioned in a former post, "Social Networking in Education", microblogging through websites like Facebook, can be effective tools as students generally have an interest and are engaged in Social Media. Microblogging can build learning communities with significant participation.
Based on the research completed thus far, I've created a Facebook Fan Page for my teams and plan to find additional channels for team bonding techniques. My players and parents will also have access to my blog page to read about soccer specific material. Additionally, I'd like to create YouTube videos and Podcasts as well.