Wednesday, March 7, 2012

TOOL #11

I love all of the video issues.  I think I might try to get the students to come up with a new activity and record it so that I can catalog it and share it with other classes using Animoto.

I still have a few reservations about how to best reach all of the students with the limit number of resources that we have.  I would love to see how others are implementing these things in their classroom.

There are a lot of things out there now its just up to us to figure out how to use them in such large classes.

TOOL #10

Students should understand that once something is posted it's hard to get it back. This could lead to problems because its much harder to read between the lines on paper as opposed to reading body language from an actual person to person conversation. Its so important that you say what you mean in a clear and precise manner to avoid all of those issues.

The common sense website has a lot of great information on cyber bullying.

I would have the students research different times in which a poor job of focusing on digital citizenship caused the author a problem.

As far as approaching the issue with parents, I would discuss the issue at Meet the Teacher night so that they understand its importance.


We should hold students accountable at the stations so that they can obtain the full benefits of using the stations. If they aren't accountable then sooner or later the stations will not be useful due to them being destroyed or the fact that they aren't staying on task because of a lack of accountability.

Coaches' Eye and Animoto would be two applications that I could use in which the camera on the iPad/iPod could help me capture the way students move and display it to them.

Student's could use Coaches' Eye to capture their partner moving while working on form running. Then they could talk about the proper mechanics of form running and record them again. They could display the assignment in Animoto so that they can compare and contrast the differences.

I could also use the iPad to get quick breakdowns of technique issues during my volleyball practices. Then I can have immediate feedback to show players when their technique is slipping.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


  1. Download apps for use (100 Pushups and Ab Workouts)
  2. Connect to iTunes
I will also be able to use the device to check roll which will be especially useful in the gym. I will be able to manage the device by using a sign out system whenever people need to use it to do research on a particular topic.


My project is to compare the different type of physical education activities there are in various parts of the world. This project will be implemented during the second six weeks of the semester. Students will use Skype to communicate with other students across the world. Students will pick a geographic region and contact a teacher via a school website. They will ask the teacher to pair them up with a student for the project. The student will build a relationship with their partner and will formulate questions to ask in order to get a better understanding of how physical education is viewed in their region.


I could use Poll Everywhere to create questions to check for understanding with my physical education students. Then they could have their phones out in class and they could provide feedback in a different manner. I could also use Twitter as a way of sharing information to my volleyball players and their families.!/MustangVBall


Try our video maker at Animoto.

I could use these products in my physical education classes. I could let my students create an activity like the man in my Stupeflix video.

The more media these kids see the more they will want to get involved in what is going on. I could use this on the active board as a demonstration before they start developing their own activity.