Tuesday, January 27, 2015

PE Class Drones

I want a drone to film what goes on in my PE classes.  This is some amazing footage from Seth .Haley.  I was out there one of the days of filming and he had amazing control over the drone.

It would also be cool to take a class paddleboarding.  Not in the winter of course though.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Brain Break Keep Kids Moving Over Winter Break

Using motion capture technology I record movements and made this brain break.  Let me know if you use it

Monday, December 1, 2014

Student Working On New Tech Games

I put some 5th graders to work making their own shadow game.  And introduced them to some motion capture technology.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

TE 846 Intro

Hello, my name is Joe Matulis,  I teach elementary Physical Education in St. Johns, Michigan.  I see grades K -5 at three elementary schools.  This is my sixth year teaching.  I graduated from MSU in 2007 with a Kinesiology degree. 

I am currently in the Ed Tech masters program at MSU.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Human Stop Watch

I found a low tech way to motivate my students to work very hard in PE class.  It is a free download on Teachers Pay Teachers Students work with a partner.  I use this for a warm-up at least once a month and you can modify it to work with any skill you want to work on.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Strength In Schools

Strength In Schools

 The view today from the capital building in Lansing, Michigan.

“this is our house”

Most of the over 12,000 protesters were outside in the cold.  The Capital was at capacity early this morning.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Region 4 
 23nd Annual

Southeast Michigan

Regional Workshop! 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

8:00am - 1:30 pm

Warren Woods Middle School

13400 E. Twelve Mile Rd.

Warren, MI  48088           

MAHPERD invites you to join your professional colleagues for a fun, energetic workshop!

Adapted Physical Education, Assessment, Advocacy and Useful Classroom Activities are just a few of the topics on the agenda!
Download the workshop flyer from the link below for more information, or go to the MAHPERD website.
Online registration available soon!
Workshop Flyer


SCECHs will be available.

To send us an email, click on the person that you would like to contact:
Phone: 517-347-0485
FAX: 517-347-8145

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Line Dance

I try to keep everyone moving in my PE classes.  One way I keep students moving its by playing a dance song so students can dance when they would otherwise not be moving.  For example, when we are playing tag I might play the song,  Cha Cha Slide , so even when students are not being chased they can still participate.  A new dance I just taught my class is called the Interlude Dance   Now whenever I play the song my students dance to it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall Day Fun.

How many leaves can you grab before they hit the ground?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MAHPERD Convention 2012

2012 Annual Convention!
November 15-17, 2012
Grand Traverse Resort


Help support our student scholarship fund by taking part in our 5K Run/Walk, 10K and 1 Mile Run Run!!
This run will be located at the Stony Creek Metropark in Utica, MI.
The coarse is sponsored by the Michigan Governors Council and participants will be eligible for the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run Lottery!
See Flyer for more information!

All funds received from the event will go toward our student scholarship program and other member services!!

Thank you for supporting our future professionals!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

180bpm Running

One of my favorite stores is Playmakers in Okemos, Michigan.  It seems like every time I go to the store I runners are talking about running at 180 strides per minute.  Runners World has great article on the subject.  To help my students run at 180 strides I first use an online metronome that I set to 180.  Once students get the hang of it I use the DJ program Virtual DJ to change the speed of songs so that we can run and correct the pitch of the song.  I change the pitch of the song so the song doesn't sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks.