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Adding physical activity BEFORE challenging learning activities, especially reading and math, is a research-based solution. This slide show is valuable for teachers as well as students. Students ...

Adding physical activity BEFORE challenging learning activities, especially reading and math, is a research-based solution. This slide show is valuable for teachers as well as students. Students eagerly embrace the philosophy.

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  • 1. ExerLearning: Brainy Stuff For FootGamers and TEAM e 3 [email_address] www.footgaming.com TEAM e3 Home Copyright 2008 invenTEAM
  • 2. ExerLearning: Brainy Stuff Meet the cast of characters
  • 3. Here’s the pump – what’s his name and what does he do?
  • 4. Here’s the messenger – have you ever heard of a Neuron?
  • 5. Here’s the character that “rules in school” – Do you know him?
  • 6. Starring: Ordinary Kids Brian and Brianna – Kids with Brains
  • 7. Learning Can Be Fun
    • Brian and Brianna fill their brains at school
    • But – here is a tough question….
  • 8. How Do Brian and Brianna Learn?
  • 9. How Do We Learn? We bring more than just a brain to school – and to all of life
  • 10. We all bring a whole body to school– A Brain and MORE
  • 11. We bring a whole body – and a HEART ready to help us LEARN
    • How can a heart help Brian and Brianna learn?
  • 12. Healthy Heart – The brain’s BFF
    • How did they become such great friends?
  • 13. The helps the Brain
    • Active Exercise – gets the heart pumping-
    • That increases blood flow to the brain
    • It also increases brain chemicals like NEUROTRANSMITTERS
  • 14. This is a good time to do the “Active Me Activity”
  • 15. Jump up and down – right now
  • 16. What part of your body is pushing your breath in and out right now? LUNGS!
  • 17. Feel your chest. What is pumping very hard? Your Heart
  • 18. The heart pumps blood to your lungs and all over your body -
  • 19. Even to your head where your BRAIN can use it
  • 20. Your brain NEEDS the OXYGEN that the blood delivers
  • 21. Your brain USES 20% of all the OXYGEN that the blood delivers to your body
  • 22. The more your exercise -
  • 23. The more blood your heart pumps all over your body – and to your BRAIN -
  • 24. Your brain USES 20% of all the OXYGEN that the HEART delivers to your body in the BLOOD OXYGEN
  • 25. Your brain USES BLOOD to get all sorts of great things accomplished!
  • 26. Like building more NEURONS
  • 27. Huh? What’s a NEUROTRANSMITTER?
    • Nancy the Neuron gobbles up oxygen and creates a NEUROTRANSMITTER
    • A NEUROTRANSMITTER is like the fastest Internet connection
  • 28.
    • Neurotransmitters from the NEURON move information around the brain, from nerve cell to nerve cell
    • Exercise – getting the heart pumping- increases how many neurotransmitters our BRAIN has
  • 29. More NEUROTRANSMITTERs- Now What?
  • 30. More NEUROTRANSMITTERs- Now What?
    • The benefits come when you finish your great exercise
    • Blood flow shifts to the “learning” side of the brain
    • The brain gets full of neurotransmitters that get us really READY to learn
  • 31. Hippos and Brains
    • Hey – Who’s this big brown guy?
    Memory Trick
  • 32. It’s a HIPPO
    • Wonder what part of the BRAIN that is?
    Memory Trick
  • 33. Memory Trick
    • School – the place you learn …
    • It is called a campus
  • 34. Put those images together
    • Hippo and campus
  • 35. It’s a HIPPOCAMPUS
    • Now you know what part of the BRAIN that is-
    Memory Trick
  • 36. Hippos and Brains
    • Workouts and exergames build better connections between brain cells
    • See that HIPPO Footgaming with energy!!!
    What part of her brain is she helping?
  • 37. Hippos and Brains
    • Heart-hopping PLAY can increase good learning cells in your hippocampus
    Exercise BEFORE You Need to Learn
  • 38. Hippos and Brains
    • The hippocampus is the region of the brain involved in learning and memory.
    Memory Trick
  • 39. Feeding Our Brain: A Fact
    • We get hungry
    • We want FOOD
    Our brain gets hungry Our brain wants BDNF
  • 40. Feeding Your Brain
    • Remember this one: Your BRAIN is hungry for BDNF.
    B DNF
  • 41. Another Memory Trick
    • To grow really big and strong, plants need fertilizer – like Miracle Gro
  • 42. Feeding Brains: Not a Plant
    • B rains D on’t N eed F ertilizer
    • They need BDNF
    Memory Trick
  • 43. Miracle Gro for the Brain?
    • Active exercise and play helps your brain make
    • “ B rain- D erived N eurotrophic  F actor” 
    • That is BDNF - a protein that ACTS LIKE Miracle-Gro for YOUR brain. 
  • 44. How Can We Make BDNF for Our Brain?
  • 45. How Do Brian and Brianna Learn?
    • What do they need to bring to school – and use – besides a brain?
  • 46. How Do Brian and Brianna Learn?
    • Why is the heart the brain’s best friend?
  • 47. What do you think the definition of ExerLearning might be?
  • 48. Exer Learning …. And FootGaming would like to thank Dr. John Ratey for his research. We learned a lot of this from his book, SPARK http://exerlearning.blogspot.com/ It’s a “must read’ for teachers and parents, available at amazon.com
  • 49. ExerLearning and FootGaming Be sure to learn more about FootGaming genfit@bendbroadband.com http://exerlearning.blogspot.com www.footgaming.com Copyright 2008 invenTEAM