I had a productive weekend, I also met Gary Gray, from Grayinstitute.com. Gary is a Physical therapist and many say that he is the best in the world. Tom and Gary just got back from China where they were setting up brand new schools(full of technology). Tom told me that schools in China are based around the gym. Gary invented a new way of describing and teaching movements, He calls it "The Literacy of Movement". Gary and I talked about how to make Physical Education more like the Kahn academy, where students have to show that they have mastered a skill before they can move on to the next. Gary is a pioneer.
A Kaiser Family Foundation Study - JANUARY 2010
by: Victoria J. Rideout, M.A., Ulla G. Foehr, Ph.D., and Donald F. Roberts, Ph.D.
by: Aberg, Maria A., PNAS, 8 Dec.2009:vol.106, no.49
- Indications of a successful project
- Relevant resources and citations
If I was to try another project like this I would make videos available online so my students could log on, at home, and see what they were going to be doing in gym for that week, so, I would not have to explain how each new activity works, and what was expected of them. This is a "fliping the classroom" idea I got from the Kahn academy and Gary Gray who I met in November. Now that my students know how to use the new technology like video delay I plan on incorporating it into new skills.