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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cortland PE Portfolio Showcase Fall 2011

Best & Worst Moments in Movement

Ramsey has posted his Prezi describing his Best and Worst Moments in Movement using a variety of media including images, hand drawn computer art, video with his own voice recorded to narrate the story, all encompassed within the framework of his goaltender gloves. Check it out!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Foundations: Multiculturalism, Philosophy, Finances

Focus questions:
1. How do deficit, expectation, and cultural difference theories explain disparate academic performance among various racial, ethnic, and cultural groups?
2. What major developments have marked the educational history of Native Americans, Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, and Arab Americans?
3. What educational barriers and break throughs have girls and women experienced?
4. What classroom strategies are appropriate for teaching culturally diverse learners?
5. Are America's schools a secret success story, doing better than the press and public believe?

1. What is a philosophy of education, and why should it be important to you?
2. How do teacher-centered philosophies of education differ from student-centered philosophies of education?
3. What are some major philosophies of education in the United States today?
4. How are these philosophies reflected in school practices?
5. What are some of the psychological and cultural factors influencing education?
6. What were the contributions of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to Western philosophy, and how is their legacy reflected in education today?
7. How do metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, and logic factor into a philosophy of education?

1. Why do teachers need to know about finance and governance?
2. How is the property tax connected to unequal educational funding?
3. What is the distinction between educational equity and educational adequacy?
4. What are the sources of state revenues?
5. How does the federal government influence education?
6. What current trends are shaping educational finance?
7. How do school boards and superintendents manage schools?
8. What is the "hidden" government of schools?
9. How does the business community influence school culture?
10. How are schools being made more responsive to teachers and the community?

1. What are your legal rights and responsibilities as a teacher?
2. What legal rights do students enjoy (and do they have legal responsibilities)?
3. What are today's main approaches to moral education?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Perfecting Practice

Manny Pacquaiao has three separate sparring partners to prepare him for his fight versus Juan Marquez, each tasked with imitating a certain boxing style, technique, or pace Marquez might display. In essence he beats the heck out of three guys during PRACTICE, and each of them is a great boxer in their own right, yet:
"When you get hit hard, you go, 'f---, how long are these three minutes going to be?'" Rodela says afterward, "because it feels like an eternity when you're in there."
How hard have you practiced for your teaching labs/lessons? How many times have you set up the equipment in the gym or other area to practice exactly what you're going to do when it's your turn? Have you prepared for the unexpected and the possible scenarios that might arise?  Have you gone through your discipline/management plan when problems come up? Will you give someone a time-out on the first offense? Will you be able to see the offense from your positioning in the class?

Here a couple pre- teaching samples from your peers.  Please post your videos to your blog and to our Facebook group to show people your progress.

What it's like to spar with Manny Pacquiao - Bryan Armen Graham -

In regards to practice, Dan who was a commercial photographer but gave it up to learn to be an expert golfer by taking 5 full years to accumulate 10,000 hours of practice (a theorized level of expertise/mastery).

Remember, this course is just the start of your teaching career and if you're serious about helping kids learn, then you better get used to practice, trial, error, reflection and then back to practice again. This cycle is essential to continuous growth for both you and your students. I never assume I know everything because I wouldn't be open to see your points of view, appreciate how each of you learn best, and what you can teach me.

Dan's approach is intriguing and very gutsy even has his swing coach doing a video analysis (a necessity in golf education programs and coaching). Hmmm, video analysis - sound familiar?  Happy Practicing and Learning!

CS swing analysis September 2011 from Dan McLaughlin on Vimeo.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Time is of the Essence

Hey 255 Rockstars!  Your Lab C lessons have been up and running for some time now, and they are probably going a lot faster than you expected them to.  With that being said, it is crucial to manage the short time you have, wisely.  For those of you that have already gone, you all have great ideas and you all seem to be comfortable teaching, but some of you may not be satisfied with how it has gone.  So, for those of you that have not gone yet, you might need to think about how you can get your students to participate in activity time sooner.  Do not be afraid to take a look at your watch during your lesson.  Maybe at the 3-minute mark, get the class moving with some activities.  For those who have taught your Lab C already, remember that Lab D is just around the corner.  It is time to prepare.  You get more time, so start coming up with ideas of how you are going to increase the activity time.  This is why we record the lesson.  It allows you to reflect on what needs work.  You are here to become a better teacher with every lesson, so take advantage of it.

Also, you may have all been surprised with the students "misbehaving" in class, and the students with "disabilities."  Be prepared to expect anything.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

PE InTECHgration: Lifelong learning

Learning to incorporate technology into our lesson is an important step in helping students learn better. As teachers you should constantly learn new tech skills, as I just read that tech skills have a two-year half-life. In other words
.. that the exact set of skills you have today will only be half as marketable two years from now.
 Lifelong learning should be ingrained in our work ethic and beliefs.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rules, Protocols, Expectations

I love catching up with PE teachers all over the world on what they're doing in class. I truly miss the daily interactions in a school setting...but with teachers like Michael Beringer in Minnesota, Jarrod Robinson in Australia, Jenna Monahan (student-teacher) on  Long Island, Kyle McKune (Louisville, KY) and others...its almost like being there.

Check out Michael's Gym rules poster and other weekly highlights including how he plays games like Scat Cat and clump to get students used to directions and grouping along with self-spacing.  You never just play/practice these just once - you constantly remind, practice and give feedback on these expected behaviors.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Stephanie's Reaches Across Oceans to PE Geek

Just read a great connection of Stephanie reaching out to Jarrod of PE Geek fame. We've been twitter and blog pals for a while and it was great to hear him be so supportive. Way to be proactive Steph!

This morning I came upon a website of a man who is a Physical Educator in Victoria, Australia!
His name is Jarrod Robinson and runs the website 
With over 120,000 blog hits from around the world and 
nomination for the first runner up for the 2010 EDUBLOG Awards,
I couldn't think of anyone better to get in touch with to expand my connections! 

Lab C Lessons and C9 Forms

Hello Rockstars,

Just an update with your Lab C lessons.  The C9 form is what you are being evaluated on along with a feedback form.  Make sure you take a look at these forms before you teach your lesson so that you know what is expected of you.  If you want to, you can even have the C9 form with you along with a lesson plan as you teach so that you can remind yourself of what your are supposed to be doing.   You will be meeting to go over your C9 form at some point after your teaching so that you can improve your next lesson.

Also, remember that a responsibility as a teacher is to give feedback to your students.  This feedback should mostly be related to what you are teaching, especially your cues.  Be sure to use names when addressing students and make feedback specific.  In order to make sure this feedback is occurring, make sure that your are moving around the gym so that you get a chance to see majority of the class.

These are just a few tips to take into consideration with your teaching.  Lab C looked good today and keep up the good work!

Lip Sync Preps Skits

Here are the many video music lip syncs for PED 201 Fall 2011. Lots of fun choreographing and performing

Chumbawamba I Get Knocked Down (Jumping Jack and Jills Cover Cortland PE)

Bye Bye Bye - N'SYNC (Athletic Alliance cover) Cortland PE

Mr. Saxobeat- Triple Nuggets

Mary's Marvels teaching YOU how to Dougie!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sara Scores Player of the Week Recognition!

Field Hockey10/16/2011Link to Full Bio
Sara scored three consecutive goals in Cortland's 7-0 victory over visiting Morrisville State as Cortland concluded its SUNYAC schedule with a 6-0 record. She leads the Red Dragons this season with 23 points, including a team-high 10 goals.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Portfolios Portray Professionalism in PE!

Hey everyone, 
There's one thing that you as a phys ed major should be constantly working on throughout your cortland lifetime, and that is your portfolio. Although you still have some time before the finished product is due, there are a few things you should make sure you keep a hold of. You're notebook should be tabbed off into the following sections: resume, philosophy, standards 1-6, certification, and professional development. 
Resume and philosophy (you will do these in EDU 470) is pretty much self explanatory.

Click here to see more information about setting up your paper and electronic portfolios!

In the standards section you will have to have a total of 12 artifacts and reflections total (2 per each standard). Some artifacts that you may already have done are EXS coursework and PED 201 labs, FitnessGram results, personal fitness logs, and athletic performance evidence. You may use these mainly in the first two standards. Some artifacts that you will complete in the near future include EDU 255 scope and sequence charts, lab D analysis form, resource project and EDU 256 bulletin board and host teacher evaluations. Of coarse these are only examples, if you can come up with other artifacts that meet the standard requirements go right ahead, the more unique the better.

The certification section of your notebook should include field experience log, portion of your ESL experience, fingerprinting, unofficial transcript, and certification exams. The Professional Development section should include your references, certifications, conference attendance, professional memberships, and awards. Once again these are just suggestions.

I know this may seem like a lot right now, but just take it all in stride. You still have lots of time and it will all come together wonderfully! One last hint- make sure you make your own personal copies of your field experience logs and host teacher evaluations (when you receive them). Cortland will end up keeping them and then you will not be able to have a copy for your portfolio. If anyone has any questions, don't hesitate to ask. GO PE!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Never Stop Improving

Should this be our new education slogan....???

What have you committed to improving in terms of your education and growth?

How have you sought out ways to be a better communicator, leader, visionary?

Be sure to watch Ken Robinson's famous talk on how schools are killing creativity and Matt Cutts on trying something new for 30 days.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

To All You 256 Teacher Candidates Out There

Hello 255 Rockstars and Rebels.  I hope your semester is coming along well, and I hope you are all excited about your Field Experience that is coming up this Winter.  So far, you have had two class meetings for your 256 Experience.  Just to give you all a heads up for what is to come if you have not heard already.  There will be a number of Modules that you will have to organize in a binder with all of you assignments through your Field Experience.  There will be interviews with students, teachers and possibly administrators.  You will have to write lesson plans for the units in which your host teacher has planned.  Remember that you are not only going to be representing yourself, but SUNY Cortland and our highly commended Physical Education Department.

One thing 255 is preparing you for is making a bulletin board.  You will have to do this during your experience as a gift to the school, students and your host teacher.  It can be anything relating to Physical Education so be creative.  Maybe you want to give your students some insight on their current unit, or maybe something to do with fitness.  For mine, I chose to do a "New Year's" theme.  Everyone always says they are going to get in shape as their New Year's Resolution, so I came up with ways they could stay active all year.

I came up with activities that coincide with the month and season.  For example skiing/snowshoeing in the winter, and hiking/biking in spring and summer months.  I explained why these were good ways to stay active, but I also told them places in the area in which they could participate...NYSLS 3-Resource Management.  So, come up with ideas because it is not too early.

One last word of advice that I hope you take...DO NOT wait until the last minute to finish your notebook.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Friendship Games Visit St.Mary's Stars & End Goals

View of Camp Naue YMCA, children playing Duck ...Image via WikipediaAfter-school today will be a lot of fun and developmentally appropriate games and activities centered around the theme of friendship.  It is an important to remember that games and skills are not the only end-goals. As I've mentioned previously, I can hire any one without a PE degreee to play Red Rover, Dodgeball, Duck Duck Goose. Our goal is to ensure that we are highly qualified and trained to bring about learning centered around our three domains of learning (psychomotor, cognitive, affective) taking into consideration the needs, skills, and abilities of our students.

Starting next week for prep lab, you will each need to submit your games/activiteis to the Games Planner three days prior to your prep lab and you must have the game,  all props, visual aids, and equipment ready to be tested at your prep lab. Failure to prepare means you're preparing to fail.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Are games like Dodgeball acceptable in PE?

Children playing "Duck Duck Goose", ...Image via WikipediaHaving some games ready to play at St.Mary's was a good start to our overall preparedness; however, if we are truly going to change the culture of PE and have more physically educated students, then we must be sure to provide developmentally appropriate physical education (DAPE) and avoid games and activities that are in the PE Hall of Shame. After watching some of us resort to games that we played as kids and ones that are not in the best interest of young children...we will now start to explore WHY these games are not beneficial.  

Anybody without a teaching degree and a B.Sc. in P.E. can "lead" games such as Duck Duck Goose, Kickball, Dodgeball, etc...  You don't have to go to a teacher preparation program to use those games and we will NOT be playing these games while we are at St.Mary's.  We are striving to change the environment of the after-school program by using games that are supportive of the needs and abilities of the students and not just convenient to play because they know how to already play them.  When we're not there, they can play them all they want.  While we're at St.Mary's - we need you to explore and be creative to create enticing environments, choose developmentally appropriate and adaptable games/activities that help your assessment of motor skills and assist students in performing these skills more effectively.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Back to the Future: Lab A2 (255)

Here is a reminder from our course syllabus about what you need to do for Monday's class when you re-do your single skill from the first day of class.  Go out and deliver a better learning experience.  We believe in you and your abilities to make PE truly transformative and transparent.
Lab A2

  1. Find out which half of the gym you will be on.
  2. You will have about 4-5 minutes to re-teach the micro-lesson of your sport skill that you originally taught in Lab A1.

Intro to St.Mary's (201)

Off and Running at St.Mary's.  It was a great way to start our experiences at St. Mary's this week.  Thanks to all the Lab Assistants for leading games and showing you how to organize/lead games as well as interact with the students. Here are some general comments we observed this week:
General Comments:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Teaching and You. Decision or Vocation?

I've often heard student's decisions to entering the teaching profession and it has always made me really wonder why they "want" to become a teacher.  Let's discuss our influences and the forces that are rapidly changing the education landscape regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Here is the link to all our text materials including online quizzes.  

Rockstars in the Making: What's My Name?

255 Rockstars in The Making. Can you remember each person's name and song? Can you sing their songs?  What about all of the TA's and their songs? Getting to know your students names is one of the most critical skills you need to practice before getting out there.  Challenge yourself to learn everyone's name in all of your other classes. I GUARANTEE that this skill will pay big dividends with your students!

Welcome to SUNY Cortland PE: The Center of PE

Welcome to the Physical Education Department at SUNY Cortland. We trust you are getting adjusted to the major and if there is anything you need or questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

As I've already mentioned our department philosophy is to prepare teachers to make a difference.  In doing so we will guide and inspire you to help your students in the process of becoming physically educated and healthy for a lifetime.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Surprise teaching for 255

Welcome 255 Rockers and I am glad you were so responsive to show off your stuff so early in the semester.  Your willingness to learn and receive feedback will provide more opportunities to grow for the rest of your careers. We never stop learning and growing around here.  I have a saying that "when a teacher stops thinking and caring about student learning, it's time to move on and/change careers."
Here is the playlist for all of your videos from yesterday.  

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fireworks for Lifelong Learning

Welcome back everyone!
We are looking forward to a great semester of working together in making education (and in particular physical education) transformative and transparent.

If you haven't heard, I believe YOU CAN make a difference, and I will do everything in my power and passion to help find your voice and make your students' learning the top priority.  They say if your students haven't learned, then you haven't taught properly. My goal is to guide and inspire you in the process of creating physically educated, active and healthy students.  With your dedication and commitment to learning and receiving constructive feedback, we hope to keep all our channels of communication open to facilitate all of our short and long-term goals.

This journey to a new era starts with you and I look forward to learning how I can best assist you in your life and professional pursuits.  To quote a current artist’s hit: "You just gotta ignite the light, And let it shine, Just own the night, Like the Fourth of July". Now let’s get out there and let your light shine through!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

PE InTECHgration: PLN, file sharing, blogs oh my!

In our class we've been really pushing our traditional thoughts about how to use technology to effectively communicate our mission, manage student learning, and develop our own Personal Learning Networks (PLN).

Blogging Platforms

  1. Blogger
  2. Posterous
  3. Tumblr
  4. Wordpress
  5. Glogster

RSS Readers
  1. Google Reader

Monday, June 20, 2011

30 Things About Me - Ashley Dray!!

Here is a Prezi presentation on 30 things about me! Now you will know a little more about the person behind the blogs!

Projector is all set up, but how do you get sound?

So,you are doing a presentation and you have the projector connected to your computer,but how do you get sound to play? Here is an instructional video on how to hook up a speaker so your presentation will go smoothly!

30 Things About Me - Regina Morgan

I'm sure you want to know a little more about the girl behind the postings. This is a prezi presentation about me that I made just to give a little insight about myself. Hope you enjoy!

30 things about Chris

This is a prezi presentation that will tell you 30 things about me!

Projection screen set up

This video shows you how to set up a projection screen.

Need help projecting from a PC computer?

I created this informative video in PED 515 Technology in Physical Education. The intention of the video is to give a quick solution to hook up your PC computer to a projector using a VGA cable. The video was edited using Youtube Video Editor.

Need to Project from a MAC??

Need to project from a macbook ... I have the information YOU need.  Even though you are very capable everyone needs help sometimes right????

Here you go ...hope its helpful, please comment if you think I should add anything

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Choose My Plate: Good or Bad? (poll)

Here is the USDA's newest Food Guide logo - Choose My Plate. New Logos of all types and even separate areas can be found here at the USDA site. It looks like they wanted to separate the physical activity from the nutrition which allowed them to simplify the number of elements needed. What do you think?

Food Pyramid Shifting to Plate Palette

Today we will see the unveiling of a new USDA nutrition guideline icon and image campaign. The Pyramid, even the updated one was woeful and not clear enough for children and adults alike. Alot of kids I know were not clear on the message it was trying to convey...and how many millions did we spend to update and revise and modernize and promote that over the past 6 years.  I know Dr. Brian Wansink of Cornell's Mindful Eating project and many other experts have been in the revising process for a "long time" so it will be great to see if the image can match the intent and communicate to both children, teens, and adults. Let us know what you think of all the changes and how will you use this new image and tools to teach your students.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

EDU 255 Final

255 Finale

The website dailyburn can be a very useful tool for those looking to record and keep track of their progress. The tools to keep track of workouts, calories, progress and give help is very useful. Probably the biggest idea it uses is that of competition or motivation. By joining in groups and seeing others progress it pushes people to push themselves. In a classroom that can be enormous. Having friendly competition between students or classes can gain greater results for all. In my classroom i would use it to see what students are eating and doing so i can show them exactly it is they are doing. From experience you never really understand how much your eating or the exercise you are doing until you see it written down. Being part of the rockstarpe group is interesting but during the summer i train in a different way and also am not always on the same schedule so it is hard to keep up with updating online which can become repetitive. For those just starting a fitness plan it is a great way to stay on track.

One Way to Look at Things

Jake Rogalia- EDU 255 Final Exam (Spring 2011)

here is part a/b/c in a word document

Second Section- Daily Burn

I actually really like the Daily Burn since I started using it, you can keep track of everything from diet to workouts. This is a great way to track exactly what you’re eating, sometimes you don’t actually realize how bad your eating. It’s also a good way to show you if you might need more carbs or proteins in your diet. This is the first exercise and nutrition tracker that I have ever tried and I’m probably going to keep using it because it’s a great way to stay on top of my diet and workouts.

I would use this website to accomplish our recommended regent’s level for ls #1b by having my students set up their account at the beginning of the semester and have them track what they eat, work outs, etc. I would also have students set goals for themselves whether they want to lose weight or gain muscle. You could also have competitions within your class to see who loses the most weight, who gained the most muscle, who lost the most body fat. This could be a great way to get the students motivated and interested in working out. You can also take the data from the students results and see if the students have made improvements throughout the semester and if they are accomplishing their goals.

An electronic tool that I would use would be a blog. I believe using a blog would be a great way to keep information and also share information with others. Every day the students go on to their blogs and write down what they ate and how much they weigh. At the beginning of the year you can have the students blog about their goals for the year and they can blog about them throughout the year. Students can also share great food ideas with other classmates or help each other out with any problems they might be having. This is a great way to keep track of what you’ve been doing and also a good way to interact with the other students.

here is my excel spreadsheet for how I would track students daily/

EDU 255 FInal Part 1

The website is from Canada, and its called the Canadian Broadcasting Company. The story that takes place in the video is from Saskatoon, SK in Canada, at City Park Collegiate.

I think that this story is inspiring for new and upcoming teachers in school like me. Us as teachers need to get our students active, because according to this video it can help them in the classroom. I found the story very interesting as well, because of the success rates, and the teacher’s passion for student success and change.

In this video, they show a clip inside a physical education classroom, and it shows a great deal of students just standing around. That clip doesn’t necessarily have to be from that high school but the majority of the high schools are like this. The teachers or schools aren’t making physical education mandatory to participate in. When I become a Physical Education teacher in the professional world, I will make sure each and every one of my students are always moving and active. According to this program used in Canada the exercise they par take in helps them relieve stress, un needed energy, and pressure from their lives. After my class the students will be ready to learn and more focused in class. This will help my co-workers by making it easier for them to teach with hopefully less behavior problems and a bigger attention span. Personally I love working out for the fact that it clears my head. I think all students can and will benefit from my lessons.

The program seemed to affect each student in the teacher’s class. Each student was able to go up a full letter grade, which is substantial. The story followed two particular students who had the biggest changes. Bernie was one of the students who had a real hard time in school, couldn’t read, or write before the program. After the program reading skills went up 20%, while his comprehension skills went up a staggering 400%. The other student was Dustin, who had grade changes but also character changes. He was an angry kid before the program who hated to do what the teacher asked. Afterwards his reading and math skills went up 25% and his comprehension went up 30%. This program works great and there is proof. Also it gets the kids 20 min more of cardio then they normally would that day. The program can be related to our NYSPE standards in many scenarios. They are doing cardio work, and working on personal health as compared to our NYSLS 1A, The students are also given an option of what exercise equipment they wan tot use similar to our NYSLS 1B.

BDNF is also known as brain derived neurotropic factor. BDNF is a chemical that helps our brain function and grow. It acts on certain neurons of the central nervous system, helping to support the survival of existing neurons, and to allow growth of new neurons. Exercise triggers the release of BDNF. Once a student sits for more then 20 minutes the student will experience a loss of flow of BDNF. Without the heavy flow of BDNF, the students ability to learn, and keep attention will decrease. Therefore recess, and most of all Physical Education class is very important for the students learning skills. Two books that try to inform us about BDNF, and exercise and learning are “Spark” which was in the video written by Dr. John Ratey. The other book is Natures Ritalin For the Marathon Mind by Stephen Putnam.

Check out this link showing us a research-based article based on the benefits of physical activity/PE on academic scores or learning.

I believe Physical education has every means to be on the report card at the regent’s level. 6 and 3 in 3 means that the student will be proficient in 6 skills and competent in another 3, in three different categories. For NYS LS 1A I would like to see at least 80% of the graduating class at that 6+3 in 3 categories. It is our job as teachers to make sure that happens just as an English teacher would want her students to succeed. In NYS LS 1B, I think that 90% of the senior class should be at least competent in creating a personal fitness plan. This is something I feel strongly about because staying in decent shape is important in my life. Our obesity rates are way to high to be ok with. While the students are creating a fitness plan, they can work on muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular and much more. These are skills they can and should use throughout their lives and hopefully pass to friends and family.

I have never heard of Daily Burn before being assigned this assignment. I liked using this app for the whole week, because it really gave me an idea of what, I was eating, and what I was burning. I have never used an online exercise or nutrition tracker. Although I would like to keep track of my calories, and exercise numbers, I don’t see my self logging in everyday. I consider my self a healthy person who knows what I can and cant eat. I also work out everyday, whether it is going for a run, playing a sport outside, or working out in the gym. So this stuff is natural to me and I don’t feel the need to keep track of my health online. I will definitely stay apart of our Rockstar Group.

This site has so many options, and programs for the students. So when using this website to meet our NYS 1B standard I would have each student make an account, and set their own goals. The students can use the site to help them lose weight, gain weight, lose mass, or gain mass and strength. I would want the students to keep a log of their nutrition intake, exercise log, and list their goals out for me to take a peek at. Some changes for a group project would be to have them try to have the most complete nutrition chart, and to be the most active.

For NYS 1A I would have the students and I use excel to help us record the data. Excel is a great tool for organizing numbers and information, like results from class. They could keep track of their heart rates after each class, and record their steps for each class for a 2 to 4 week span, since we probably will only meet twice a week in a high school. So after each class I would try to have a couple computers excel ready for them to record their stats. I know this is the last thing the students will want to do after sweating in class, and getting ready for their next class, but I will explain to them it only takes a second. And if they wait to do it at home they will forget their stats, if not written down.

This is what i created on excel for the students and i to keep track of their stats. It was converted to a word document on google docs.

This is my Prezi Presentation!!

J. Trenton Jones: EDU 255 Final (Spring 2011)

The presentation below contains answers to both Part B and Part C.

Brain Gain & Daily Burn


Brain Gain

Daily Burn

ii: Screen shots from my week of useing daily burn!
iii: I like how it keeps track of all my workouts and what I eat. Also if I missed a day I could go back and still put what I ate or did in.
                No I do not use anything like Daily Burn. I had to use a site similar to this for my nutrition class last year, but I don’t remember what it was called. Also I didn’t keep up with it. I do remember that it didn’t keep track of your workouts.
                I don’t have time or the motivation to keep recording what I do and eat right now. I think in a year or so I would do a lot better at keeping up with it every day. My favorite thing about Daily Burn is that if I miss a day I can go back. Because it has this feature I may be more likely to use it more than my other website.  If there was an app for Daily Burn that I could download on my phone I think I would use it much more.
IV: this website would be great for students to use. As stated in the NYS Learning Standard 1b- students will design personal fitness programs to improve cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, and body composition. Daily Burn would be something that a physical education teacher could use to help students create and keep track of their nutrition and workout plan. This website has all of the things that is stated in NYS LS 1b. It is quick and easy also. All the children have to do is record their nutrition, workouts/ physical activity, and sleep. Then put it into the Daily Burn website and it will do all the rest for them.
V: For NYS Learning Standard 1a it states students will perform basic motor and manipulative skills. Students will attain competency in a variety of motor and sport activities. If I had to choose a tools for my students to use to help collect data I would pick a pedometer. This will collect all the steps the students take will in class and doing an activity. I decided on a pedometer because it is reliable, practical for schools, and easy to use. One of the main issues in schools today is budgets. I feel like a pedometer is the best way to go to collect data for the regent’s level in the 1a NYS LS. In a high school setting each student will be asked to put a pedometer on before class. Excel example. Making sure it is reset and then at the end of the class record their steps from the day. At the beginning of each lesson there will be a poster with the recommended  number of steps for that class.