Well, statistics are a very important stat to have in the working realm to analyze, graph, and reporting to colleague’s so they (coworkers) can get another aspect of a research studies or a survey. There are different applications, software versions, free and paid applications. Wow, so many different applications to chose from and they are all user friendly like BiPlot, MuPAD, Terad, to name a few free applications. I never thought how vital statistics could be in the work force because it just makes it easier to interpret small or large data. I cannot imagine not having statistics in high school, college, and professional sports because you may never receive any recognition for your achievements and losing out on college scholarships, professional opportunities, and the biggest accolade of all the hall of fame.
While reviewing and researching the tools available for the survey. I found that survey monkey was the easiest and friendliest. It is amazing how effective surveying is in any profession because without having a survey it would be hard to tell what you are surveying is reliable, valid, and useful for further research in the field. The bottom line without surveys we cannot conduct research if there is no solid survey that has been completed.
The pros, all of the three websites are available to the user twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days of the year. The incentives to have a professional portfolio is to reach out to professionals in your filed, engage in research, and insight on questions that may need to be answered. A professional portfolio may also help in job opportunities, social networking, and a place to elicit services. Meeting people in your professional realm may open up more avenues that can assist in advancement in your career. These website allow the user to change, update, and modified contact information as needed.
The cons, hackers may steal your information and ruin your life. A colleague may speak badly about you on these websites, and sharing personal information could lead to breakups, divorces, and stress that can affect you mentally, emotionally, and physically. It takes one unpleasant turn of events to wreck somebody’s career and lively hood that can destroy your reputation for life.
Professional networking is a way to market yourself by using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Weebly. Professional networking sites will enable you to connect with other professional’s by maintaining those relationships and help you to build a strong professional networking community. Members of your professional network is a valuable source of guidance. Professional contacts allows one insight, advice, and even provide you with other foundation of available options. Members of professional networking groups can assist with problem resolution by helping to direct you to the needed information and resources to solve a problem. For example networking groups can recommend everything from professional conferences, events, and consultants.
Wikiwiki is the Hawaiian word for fast, and I wonder now that’s why Wikipedia pops up so fast, laugh out loud (lol). Wiki is server-based that allows one to change and edit text on web browsers but at the same time are monitored.
I don’t know if I could live without Wikipedia because I am constantly using the website to gain information, answers, and research as needed. I am blown away with the amount of users but in fact it is great source knowledge. I like Wikipedia because it helps me get a quick insight on any given subject. Individuals like (Athletic Trainers) and educators could use Wiki for collaborations or assignments for students which they can share input as needed. I believe it is good for education because it allows students to do their research even though they may not read their texts books but would receive some type of educational information that could assist in the homework.
It would be nice to have a weblog/personal diary that one could follow religiously. Blog sites give us a unique twist where we can share insight on subject matters, work, and just speak your mind. Blogs help out in many different facets because we could ask questions and receive answer usually right away which helps a whole lot. Blogs are terrific for education and work to sustain knowledge, input and answers at your finger tips.
I will elaborate on the apps, first all the apps are useful in everyday life just to stay attune with education and training your brain. I believe I will be using more of these apps because it is useful of course and I will incorporate some of these apps in an educational setting to make the learning environment much more fun.
3) AccelaStudy Vocabulary Builder: (http://www.accelastudy.com/) Teachers can expand their English vocabulary and share their knowledge to the inquiring minds of students. The application imbeds educational flashcards, vocabulary lists, quizzes and audio pronunciations.
5) Assignments: (http://www.apptism.com/apps/assignments) Assignments, as the name suggests, allows you to keep track of assignments and coursework—and works great for teachers and students. Not only can you add an assignment with a due date, but you can also add recordings and note the priority of each assignment.
13) EditGrid Spreadsheets: (http://www.editgrid.com/) EditGrid offers one of the leading online spreadsheet programs that now available on your iPhone. This app allows users to manage their Excel spreadsheets in a web–hosted database.
14) Educate: (http://www.appsafari.com/productivity/9237/educate/) The Educate application is a perfect mobile project manager for teachers, offering the ability to personalize your weekly timetable and plan for individual lessons all from a single interface.
18) Foreca.Mobi Weather: (http://www.apple.com/webapps/weather/) Concerned that there may be a snow day in store? Foreca.Mobi Weather is a cool weather app that gives a 10–day forecast of more than 140,000 locations.
26) iHistory: (http://www.appsafari.com/productivity/8557/ihistory/) iHistory is a perfect tool for teachers and students to brush up on their historical facts. This ever–expanding application hosts an encyclopedic collection of information about art history, past wars and inventions.
27) iSchool: (http://iphoneapplicationlist.com/2009/09/18/ischool/#ixzz0WNy70aIC) iSchool is an educational suite focused on teaching scientific and mathematical principles. The application explains the concepts and principles behind mathematics—which enables teachers to grasp the complex ideas before presenting the information to students.
28) jkPassword: (http://www.apple.com/webapps/productivity/jkpassword.html) Privacy is important for educators and jkPassword is the perfect application to safeguard personal information. jkPassword safely stores (and encrypts) all your sensitive information with templates that store everything from website logins to credit cards.
30) Omnifocus: (http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnifocus/iPhone/) Winner of the 2008 Apple Design Award for Best iPhone Productivity Application, OmniFocus brings task management to your fingertips through software that systematizes tasks by project, place, person and date.
38) Stanza: (http://www.appcraver.com/stanza/) This e–reader app makes it easy to read digital books, newspapers and other publications on your iPhone. It supports a wide variety of e–book formats: DRM–free Amazon Kindle, Mobipocket, Microsoft LIT, PalmDoc, Word, RTF, HTML and PDF.
44) VoiceNotes: (http://www.apple.com/iphone/iphone-3gs/voice-memos.html) VoiceNotes allows teachers and professionals to quickly record a quick note or even a lecture. VoiceNotes allows you to sync notes back to your computer using some additional software provided by the developer.
49) WordPress for the iPhone: (http://iphone.wordpress.org/) Hosted by the web app for bloggers, WordPress, this app allows educators to write posts, upload photos, edit pages and manage comments on your blog from your iPhone or iPod Touch.
Facebook is more social, friend, and family setting where you can discuss and express feelings about your personal life including trips, everyday actions, and a way to vent when needed. In contrast to LinkedIn which tend to be more professional related by sharing thoughts, ideas, and questions in regarding specific topics in your field.I enjoy both website because they offer unique values and in their own perspective.
I was very fascinated on the social media sites being in the top like tweeter and Facebook. I was even more surprised seeing Moodle at number 11 but I am saving this survey site on the top 100 tools for learning, so I can have more time to go back and study, research, and play around with some of the extremely cool tools that can make learning much more fun. I could see myself using all of these tools eventually because I am already using at least a quarter of the top 100 learning tools, wow I am delighted with the rankings.