Belowyouwill findyourrubricwithmypeerreview informationtohelpyouasyoucomplete your
project. I didhypothetical gradingonwhatIsaw so far,followedbydetaileddescriptionsof eacharea
of the rubric. If youhave any questions,please feelfree toask!
1. Title of Project: Prospect Pathway
2. Purpose: a social network for college football prospects moderated by high school coaches.
3. Intended Audience: Varsity football players, starting with players at Woodland H.S. and others who
4. What real-life need does this project fill for you personally? What need does this fill for others? Helping
H.S. seniors get into a college or university and continue playing football
5. Type of Project: Hopefully to create a simple social networking site, although that seems out of my
6. Learning objectives: Various dates, facts, rules, processes needing completion that will prepare an
applicant for admission. Hopefully I could add videos to this social network, because films are so
important for prospects. Not related to standards, but rather experience in the field of teaching and
This area could use a little more depth and work, as you stated. Maybe including a video
section for both students and parents that show more details about the recruiting process,
how to make a skills video, how to choose a school, etc.
7. Critical thinking skills need to be applied when choosing a college. The prospects will have information
available, along with guidance from other players and coaches. The moderators will emphasize that
choosing is a process bigger that what mascot or colors you play for. Players will be encouraged to
narrow the choices based their needs (specific major, division, location, etc.).
8. Describe the “deliverables” or final product you will turn in at the end of class: I would like to deliver a
web address that leads to a web based social network for college football prospects moderated by high
school coaches. It should have a page for important dates, resources and links. It should have a profile
for members. Page for highlight films. Message board for discussion. I have no idea how to pull that off
yet, but I’m working on it…flowchart: http://www.mywebspiration.com/view/613610a9f03
I didnot see anyerrors inspellingorgrammarinthe areasthat I lookedatclosely.
Meetsa current need:
The social networkthatyou have createddoesmeetareal-life needinthe areaof student-athlete
recruitment. The site couldbe veryuseful foranyprospectivestudent-athlete thatneedssome
directiononhowto go aboutthe processof continuingtheir athleticcareersintothe collegeranks.
Informationonthe site couldbe enhancedmore bymakingmore detailedinformation
available thatwouldhelpnotonlythe student-athletes,butalsotheirparents. The recruiting
processisusuallycollaborationbetweenathlete,parents,andcoaches. Ifeel thatthe site
coulduse more informationthatcouldbe accessedforall 3 stakeholders. Forexample:
maybe includinginformationforthe athlete specificallyaboutwhattheyshouldlookforina
school,suchas academics,recreationopportunities,anddormlife. Forparents,information
on howthe recruitingprocessworksfroman ethical andprofessional pointof view,
expenditure forthe school,andfinancial aidopportunitiesforcostsabove potential
scholarships. There couldalsobe informationonhow tomake a skillsvideo,whatformats
You providedsome nice areasfordiscussiononthe site thatcouldbe usedbystudents and
parentsto discussthe issuesof recruitmentthatare of concernto them, inparticular. You
couldoffertwoseparate areasfor these discussionstomake navigationeasier,insteadof
one forumarea, if thisispossible. The forumusage seemeda little confusingtome,butI am
not reallyfamiliarwithGoogle Sites,soIwouldneedtoexamine itmore thoroughly!
As I waslookingthroughyoursite,Iwashavinga hardtime on thistopic. My onlysuggestion
here isto possiblyincludesome more directionalinformationonthe site forthose thateither
has notvisitedthe site,orthose thatare not verysocial networksavvy. Ihadsome issues
withthe discussionforumsandfeltthatthere couldbe more directionsaboutwhich
discussionsmeetwhichneeds,suchasparental advice,skillsvideos,orgeneral chatforums
for anytopics. It is importantwhencreatingauser-interfacedsitethatitisassumedthat not
all visitorshave priorknowledge of how tonavigate throughasite such as this.
Anotherareathat I couldmake some suggestionswasaboutyourpage design. Iwould
suggestaddingsome more color,maybe some photographsorgraphicsto make the page a
little more appealingtoa visitorsotheywill wanttostaywiththe page andlookdeeperinto
whatit offers. Iknowfrom myownexperience,if Ivisitapage that is justtextandno visual
“pop”,I have a tendencytokeeplookingforone thatpullsme invisually.
Time and Effort: 50
40+ hoursspentonthe project:
I feel thatyouspenta great deal of time researchingandpreparingtocreate the site. Creatingasocial
networkisa huge undertakingandrequiresalotof constantinteraction. The informationthatyoudid
provide onthe site isveryuseful anddefinitelytooksome time tolookforanddecide whetheritshould
be includedinthe site.
I reallyenjoyedlookingthroughyoursite. Iwasa college volleyball playerandwhenIwasgoingthrough
the recruitingprocessbackinthe early90’s, everythinghadtobe done bymail or face-to-face visitsto
the schoolsthemselves. There issomuch available tokidsnow forresearchingtheirprospective schools
and howto go aboutthe recruitingprocess. Ithinka tool suchas thiscould potentiallybe veryuseful
for the future generationsof student-athletes!GoodJobandGood Luck!!