Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Check out the Noun Project free clip art that can be used for your blogs or posters. All of the images are either public domain images or Creative Commons licensed images. Public domain images can be used without attribution but Creative Commons licensed ones need attribution.
Via Free Tech for Teachers: Noun Project - Free Clip Art of Universal Symbols:
Sunday, March 6, 2011
- Please send your plan of attack to your TA's and me by Friday March 11th ,so that we know you have a plan. Remember if you fail to submit your lesson plan, you will not teach and receive a zero for lab C. You must submit your own work for all parts of the resource packet, (LAB C Packets DUE March 25th) including block plan and scope and sequence. It also makes sense to just publish all of these as webpages on Google Docs and share it us, so we can help in the editing and refining process.
-Each of you need to submit (E-mail) 40 tasks, cues, and challenges on your progression sheets and a separate lesson plan by March 11th then a printed one on the day you teach.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Bill Gates presentation is a sobering view of economics and budget shortfalls overall and in particular for education. What are the 3 things Bill Gates wants to happen?
I also love Adora's Svitak presentation and Prezi (www.prezi.com) about What Adults Can Learn From Kids. Could you do what she did in front of all those people?
Points to Ponder (P2P):
- As a new teacher or coach, would you take on a position for which you don't have all the necessary skills or knowledge?
- Would you be willing to learn new skills, tactics, philosophies, technologies, and even languages to help your students?
- What came to mind as you watched the players using American Sign Language with the subtitles?
- Do you know Sign Language and did you know that infants can learn to sign before they can speak?
- What is the sign for running, stopping, thirsty, hurt, and other signs you will one day use in the gym?
Friday, March 4, 2011
As future physical educators we need to be aware of the choices we make but more importantly the outcomes associated with those choices. The choices we will be making will not only affect us but our students. What choices are you making to help yourself become a better physical educator that will ultimately affect your students. I made a choice Spring semester of my sophomore to be try and better myself everyday! Everyday I would pick one thing from the day previous that I could improve on and try to better myself. Then I made the choice to become more involved here at SUNY Cortland with clubs, volunteer work, the program, etc. I understand everyone has their own agenda and everyone has about a million things on their plate but your making the choice not to do these things because of other commitments. Your choices don't have to be to join clubs or do volunteer work but just think about the classroom.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Via the Innovative Educator: Superwoman Was Already Here: "
Superwoman was already here.And she gave us a superb educational model to end the “Race to Nowhere.”
Her name was Dr. Maria Montessori and in the first half of the 20th century she pioneered and refined the Montessori method of education. Today, there are over 17,000 Montessori schools worldwide including thousands of preschools in the USA and hundreds of Montessori schools in the U.S. at the K-8 level.
This story also highlights the role of a teacher in a Montessori classroom as being a “guide on the side” rather than the “sage on the stage.”
(can you believe that I found this on the internet? source)
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Points to Ponder (P2P)
What will this mean for you as teachers to be or for those teachers already in the system?
Are you threatened or do you embrace this opportunity and call for change?
Led by Michelle Rhee, the former Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, StudentsFirst formed in 2010 in response to an increasing demand for a better education system in America. Our grassroots movement is designed to mobilize parents, teachers, students, administrators, and citizens throughout country, and to channel their energy to produce meaningful results on both the local and national level. United For Children Advocacy is doing business as "StudentsFirst: a movement to transform public education" and is a 501(c)4 organization based in Washington, D.C.
To review the effects, adverse consequences, and extent of energy drink consumption among children, adolescents, and young adults.METHODS:
We searched PubMed and Google using 'energy drink,' 'sports drink,' 'guarana,' 'caffeine,' 'taurine,' 'ADHD,' 'diabetes,' 'children,' 'adolescents,' 'insulin,' 'eating disorders,' and 'poison control center' to identify articles related to energy drinks. Manufacturer Web sites were reviewed for product information.RESULTS:
According to self-report surveys, energy drinks are consumed by 30% to 50% of adolescents and young adults. Frequently containing high and unregulated amounts of caffeine, these drinks have been reported in association with serious adverse effects, especially in children, adolescents, and young adults with seizures, diabetes, cardiac abnormalities, or mood and behavioral disorders or those who take certain medications. Of the 5448 US caffeine overdoses reported in 2007, 46% occurred in those younger than 19 years. Several countries and states have debated or restricted energy drink sales and advertisingCONCLUSIONS:
Energy drinks have no therapeutic benefit, and many ingredients are understudied and not regulated. The known and unknown pharmacology of agents included in such drinks, combined with reports of toxicity, raises concern for potentially serious adverse effects in association with energy drink use. In the short-term, pediatricians need to be aware of the possible effects of energy drinks in vulnerable populations and screen for consumption to educate families. Long-term research should aim to understand the effects in at-risk populations. Toxicity surveillance should be improved, and regulations of energy drink sales and consumption should be based on appropriate research.