Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cultural Competence

Heres a powerpoint presentation I did for another class on Cultural Competence.

In Order To Teach PE You Have to Do PE!

Here are some random recent pics of me being active!

More InTechgration - Dance Dance Revolution

Anyone that knows me know that I love anything with a rhythm and a beat! Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) is a new and exciting way for me integrate what I love and technology and share it with students. What does DDR entail? In DDR players stand on a "dance platform" or stage and hit colored arrows laid out in a cross  with their feet to musical and visual cues. Players are judged by how well they time their dance to the patterns presented to them and are allowed to choose more music to play to if they receive a passing score.

 Why and How DDR should be used in school?

Do you want to Gamerizeee?!?!

Well first, you need to hook it up. Here are some step by step instructions on how to hook up your X-Box to a projector and gamerize equipment

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Get Into the Race To Space

Today's assignment was to create a lesson segment using basic technology. I was able to use a product called Hyper Dash and integrate it into my lesson warm-up. In your warms ups or instant activities, you want to include the many of the components of sport and health-related fitness. This is exactly what this warm up does! This warm-up includes agility, coordination, reaction time, speed and power while students work cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength.

This warm-up was prepared to teach to middle school age students but can be modified to fit all age groups. The props were add-ons so you are able to tailor the activity to your liking. After watching the video I would change a few things: 1) I would make sure I had working batteries 2) I would change the locomotor movements throughout the activity 3) make better use of space. Overall, I believe it was a pretty good warm.  A warm-up like this is best used at the end of a unit because students really enjoy this type of team activities and it gives them incentive to work harder.

When you hear technology in physical education you don't always have to think, "Well I don't have the budget for that." The Hyper Dash and similar tools are available at very low prices. Hyper Dash is priced at 19.99 and can be found at your local children's store. I believe using smalls tools like this will help motivate your students, and now I ask you this... Are you ready to change P.E?

Friday, June 17, 2011

P.E is a good thang!

I dont think people understand how much I love what I do. How many people can truly say they enjoy the career path they've chosen? Not many but I can. Shout out to the Faculty members at SUNY Cortland to all the time and effort they invested in my well-being.

Heres a video I created sometime ago that I really take to heart. The assignment was to create a video that includes audio and visuals of your choice that expresses the way you feel about your journey to become a teacher. Listen to the words of the songs that I used... Live in my moment.

New 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

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Tip of the Iceberg

Today we worked on making presentation that can be used in the physical education classroom.

The assignment was do a project called "30 Things about me" Hope you enjoy!

(To control the "prezi" use the arrows keys)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Guess Whose Back!!

 Hey, it's your favorite P. E Queen here to update you on whats been going on in my world. Since the last time we talked, I've graduated from SUNY Cortland with my Bachelors in Physical Education!!! Yes, finally after all this time I'm done "Momma I made it!"and to kick off this wonderful celebration guess whatI have planned ??? I'm taking a trip to Disneyland  SUNY Cortland Grad School! More school but I'm still excited.
Now in the next ten days I'll be taking this explosive crash course called Technology in Physical Education. As if physical education couldn't be more fun, I'll be learning to apply different types of technology in the classroom to attract and keep students in engaged. People, I'm excited for what the next couple of weeks has in store for me and you have a backstage pass into whats going on

Strap on your seat belts, its gonna be a wild ride...