Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
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.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
"Physically active, fit youth are more likely to have better grades and test scores then their inactive counterparts."
PDF: Why We Should Not Cut P.E. I think every Physical Educator should share this PDF with their school's administrator.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Nike's FuelBand comes out later next week. I WANT a set for my elementary physical education students. From everything I have read about the device, it sounds like, it tracks activity biased on oxygen usage. I am not sure if they will fit elementary aged students. They come in 3 sizes. The bands are going to start out with a price around 150. The band will also report to Nike+ online and you can compete with others around the world.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
"Hold that plank for 20 more seconds"
Saturday, January 7, 2012
This activity I created using LCD projectors to turn my gym into a obstacle course, where players use their body's shadow, to play the game. Students are about 4 feet from the 15 foot high projected screen. I used power point to make the animations. If you are interested in the power point file then leave a comment below.
Students move counter clockwise around gym.
Make sure students are not too close to the wall when playing because
it is really hard to see the screen when you are too close