Sunday, March 7, 2010

Link to Professional Portfolio

Professional portfolio

I was able to create a professional portfolio that truly is "skimpy". This is a great tool that I have already mentioned to friends and family. I plan on spending some time refining the site and adding to it as I progress in this cohort.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Plaxo versus LinkedIn

These two sites are quite similar however I am partial to the Linked In site. I have been on LinkedIn for quite some time now and have recently begun to use the site more often with my current professional role. One of the things I noticed right away was just how many more users there are with LinkedIn as opposed to Plaxo. Also the ability to join groups and instantly upload a resume to your profile is a nice draw I did not find readily available with Plaxo. Honestly since taking this technology course I have begun to realize that you can never be too connected so using both sites is a definite.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010


I used the podcast directory with ITUNES. I immediatley subscribed to Bill Simmons with ESPN as I think his work is awesome. I also subscribed to the power of applied kinesiology. This was with Blogtalkradio. I think it will be good to listen to people who are already in the field and the way that our program of choice is articulated. Exposure is key and the more of these podcasts I can find and begin to subscribe to the better.

Library Thing

This is a great site to find and share books that will be helpful in my career. I tagged a few of my favorites but I can also envision myself using this for specific situations. By that i mean if I am playing a team that runs a certain scheme I can come here for more info on that scheme or for more info on how to attack that scheme. It is quick and esay which is what the web is all about .

Image Generator

I have a tool like this on my Sprint phone that allows me to doctor my camera photos. I was not aware that there was this much of an internet presence for this type of thing. I found the fototrix site to be nice because it was free. I checked a few of the others as well but this site seemed to be one of the easier ones to use. Definitely something my son was interested in after I showed him an image of Lightning McQueen.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Comments on previous post

Just found this interesting as I had previously received a form of this taping thru my chiropractor. Working out I had strained my rotator cuff and with this taping method the pain subsided and I was able to keep lifting. Had I felt like paying 30 bucks a visit i probably would have never stopped working out. Go figure.

Kinesiology taping

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

You Tube

I have been a user of You Tube for quite sometime and have always loved the fact that the sight is so easy to use. The search options and the variety of things available on this site are second to none and it is very easy to see why this site has taken off. IT offers uses for both social and professional needs and I could see a coach putting a highlight tape on the site and also picking up pointers from a "how to video". I suspect overtime this site will begin to limit its free content and it is the only thing I see as a negative for the future of YouTube.


I found this site to be even more useful than the Delicious site. This site gives you an up to date list of what is going on in the blogosphere and to me is a very valuable tool. I relate this to my current role in the corporate world and one of the things I am charge with doing is implying the importance of the Internet to my customers. We talk about SEO and google searches and how to be "top of mind" and this site shows the results of those who use the blog to their advantage. I was shocked at the difference in posts to blogs. Quite interesting.

I think if a person really understands a site like this it could be valuable for a classroom setting. The ability to check on popular tags and things that are being widely read is something that seems to set this site apart for students and thus teachers as well. All of the sites that we have been exposed to thus far have similarities but the differences in the sights is what makes them valuable tools.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Technology In PE

The fact is that many of the advances that we are currently discovering are already being used in the coaching world. Twitter, facebook, and the use of blogs are many ways that coaches contact recruits. The things I find interesting are how coaches can use these tools to bounce things off of counterparts as well and how a coaching clinic can basically be completed in the virtual world.

Another prime example is the fact that games are now recorded in multiple formats. Gone are the dyas of the VHS tape with the trainer taping from the top row of the stands. An exmaple of this si when the teams here in WI make the NCAA tourney they have game film of their opponent within hours via the Milwaukee bukcs and their extensive DVD scouting collection. ZThis use to eb a 3 day turnaround and now it is complete in minutes.

WEB 2.0

One of the sites I went to was and this site is a great tool for anyone involved with physical education. It really allows people to document their workout plans, share, exercises, and even create workout teams. A great tool with everything moving to the web.


This was quite new to me as throughout my undergrad and professional career I have only used Microsoft Word. I guess with the dominance of the Microsoft office suite of products I never even thought that there would be a different service to use. The compatibility of this service with other programs like excel and the ability to invite others to check your documents is huge. Definitely something I will be using going forward.


I had some previous experience with being subscribed to certain websites but nothing to this extent. I should not be shocked but it is still quite amazing that such a range of information and content can be delivered to me everyday. I plan on really using this as a means to stay up to date in the areas that interest me both personally and professionally.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Technology In PE

I found the reading to be quite interesting. The piece by Baird and Fisher spoke of how initially and even still online learning was frowned upon because of a lcak of interaction. Maybe its just me but I have been using online studies for over four years and find them far superior to in class learning. The ability to do things at my pace is huge. The piece by Kajewski was also really interesting. Having already purchased eBooks for some of my previous classes it was enlightening to see how libraries are adapting on the fly and trying to stay relevant. Finally the piece on Social networking was great in that it really pointed out how this was nto a new concept. The unique part now is the ease and speed with which people can connect.

Here is a picture of my son's first Brewer game. He has not stopped asking to go back since.

Instant Replay in sports

With a big weekend of NFL action I thought it was funny to find out that there are some instant replay booths in NCAA football and NCAA basketball that do not use the HD technology available. With all of the advances in technology the fact that these games which generate great revenue for the institutions are being officiated and possibly decided with antiquated technology. IF you could watch the SuperBowl in HD or digital which would you choose? Should these sports really be decided without using all of the technology available?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Congrats go out to the Defensive Player of the Year...Charles Woodson. This guy is what being a Packer is all about. Best sign from the past season: " 3/4 of the world is covered by water...the rest is covered by Charles Woodson."

Welcome to My World

Hola, Hello, Welcome to the Banter that is BC. BC stands for Bryan Clayton and I plan on giving you a glimpse of everything that is my life. Today is Wednesday January 12th, 3 days AD. That is 3 days after the death of the Packers in one of the worst losses this franchise has ever seen. Here in WI the packers are more than just a team, they are life. I know many people in this state who are still dazed and confused from the way it all ended and while there were bright spots it still will be a long off season. Here's hoping that guy named Brent chokes come Sunday so things can return to normalcy.

I am hoping this blog will give you some insight into what makes a Midwest fan and in particualr a WI fan tick. We have different values than most fans and this a both a blessing and a curse. Oh well. Opening Day for the Brewers is only 81 days away. Bring on Spring!!!