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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.

Andrew Bell EDU255 Final

Daily Burn:

I am very impressed with  The site is very easy to use.  It has everything mapped out for you in order to do a workout plan of your choosing.  In the workout section, it provides recommended workouts while also allowing you to add you own workouts.  I was really surprised that they even had the exact type of protein shake that I drink in the nutrition section.  I do not currently use anything like this.  This is partially because I didn't know sites like this existed.  I usually just keep a rough estimate in my head of my workouts and how healthy my diet is.  I will definitely consider continuing to use so that I can really keep track of my progress.  This website is perfect for meeting NYS Standard 1B.  The standard requires that students come up with their own fitness plan which is exactly what this site does for you.  It takes your goals and current physical status, then maps out how to reach those goals.  I would use the forums section to let students post their progress.  This is an easy way for me to see if students are staying on track.  I see Youtube as a great electronic tool for seeing if students meet NYS Standard 1A.  I would record them doing a skill in class then post in on my channel.  Students can go on anytime they like and watch themselves.  I would also provide the student with analysis of what they did well and what they need to improve.  By using a spreadsheet, I can keep track of student progress.  By using these and possibly other cues, I can tell just how well a student can do something such as dribble a basketball.  I would use something similar to this for other sports.  A certain grade would be passing and all students would have to achieve this score.  Technology is making it easier and easier for people to be physically educated.  It just takes a little bit of effort to find these things and put them to good use.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Move Your Body 2011 (SUNY Cortland PE Rockstars) - JTrent edit

Edited by JTrent (
This is how Rockstar PE Teacher Candidates show how to Move Your Body. It is a response video to - Let's Move! "Move Your Body" Music Video with Beyoncé - NABEF

More information about this amazing group of Physical Education Teacher Candidates can be found here
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Move Your Body 2011 - Beyonce (SUNY Cortland PE Rockstars)

Shooting a Flash Workout/Dance in response to Beyonce's Move Your Body was a blast. Thanks to all the PE Rockstars who danced their hearts out this morning. More videos on the way...stay tuned.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Move Your Body with Beyonce. Missions - do you know them?

Here is the instructional video for Move Your Body.

The Flash Mob Workout is scheduled for tomorrow at 1:47PM EST but we will be doing ours at 8:30 Thursday morning. Come to Poolside to participate and make some movement history!

Move teacher resources can be found here: