Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Play to Games to Sports to Education


There is no doubt that this summer's largest Floorball news came in via Fatpipe and that they are about to release a full line of Angry Bird branded Floorball equipment.

Whatever you think, that is the opinion of Floorballcentral.org.

Hm, as we also pecked up (birds go pecking) that some educational effort was in the works from Angry Birds and that they initially might focus on China, we started to think... And this is how we think..

From now on Angry Birds connect to Floorball. Floorball connects to both Education and Ice Hockey. And Angry Birds also has educational programs in place and they relate to education too. How? Well we did not fully have this picture clear for us but then poff an article from the Scientific American bounces up... Not a single word about Floorball - but a full story that zooms in upon Angry Birds and education written by the Mighty Bird himself...

Let us just toss in some quotes here as one of the world's best school systems are being discussed by the mighty bird;
"Often when families move to Finland from other countries and put their children in day care, they worry that the schools are not teaching them enough. They say, “The kids are not learning anything. They're just playing.” But that's the whole point: humans learn by playing, and that philosophy is built into the Finnish school system. "

Then as he turns to other educational efforts by the Angry Birds:
"We have never seen ourselves as exclusively a games company, and now we are doing more and more with education. Last year we partnered with NASA on Angry Birds Space, which teaches kids about microgravity. We are also working with CERN to develop games and animations to teach the principles of quantum physics to children as young as four and six years old. "

As the mighty bird dwells into the subject of future development for all the Birds..
"It is very important for kids to get to do real things, to work with objects that they can touch and feel. In a few years I believe that more than half of our business will be physical."

This article is wrapped up with the prediction that there are so much to be done to connect the virtual world with the physical world and that is inline with how we also see some of the most important sport development for the future, to start with sensors and cameras to enhance the game and then an array with possibilities beyond. Of course we think that Floorball should lead this development since Floorball is not an antique sport, but just born.

The link we have only provide our readers with a limited version of the full Educational Angry Birds article since it rests beyond a paywall - but still it is good.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=education-is-for-the-angry-birds

Then you check out this - do you think the Angry Birds are related to Ice Hockey or not?
This was the official mascot in use at the Ice Hockey World Championships...


This goes beyond any green man show and wow - and HEY, welcome to Floorball you tweeting birdies...

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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!