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  • 1. Physical Education and Health Content Area Presentation Lori S. Crum EDTECH541
  • 2. Problem Statement
    • Teaching a generation of students who grew up with video games will require gym teachers to ditch dodge balls and kick balls for more advanced equipment.
  • 3. Advantages of Technology in Physical Education
    • Physical education teachers are trading in their traditional equipment for heart-rate monitors and video games that encourage running, jumping, and stretching.
    • Integrating gaming into gym classes—replacing the monotony of jumping rope or running laps—could increase participation among all students, rather than the sliver of "jocks" in every class. This could help stem the alarming increase in childhood obesity in the United States.
  • 4. Motivation
    • "It’s motivating for students, it’s intriguing to them, it really captures people’s attention, and it gives you a vehicle for talking about healthy lifestyles and consistent physical activity patterns," said Fran Cleland, president of the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE), one of the country’s most prominent physical education organizations. "It allows you to do that in a more mechanized way.” ( Technology brings ‘new P.E.’ to schools, June 2008)
  • 5. Motivation
    • Heart-rate monitors have allowed students to watch their heart rates rise and fall as they walk, jog, or sprint. The immediate feedback was an incentive for children who wanted to see the results of their work right away.
    • Teaching a generation of students who grew up with video games will require gym teachers to ditch dodge balls and kick balls for more advanced equipment.
  • 6. Research Tools
    • Activity Calorie Calculator -Let Fitness Partner calculate the number of calories you burn for 222 activities. Simply enter your weight and the duration you generally spend being active.  We'll do the math and return a personalized activities page to you. Print your activities page and keep it with your exercise log or put it in your gym bag for reference. It's a great reminder of all the things you can do to stay active and healthy. 
  • 7.
    • Calculate Your Body Mass Index : Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.
    Research Tools
  • 8.
    • PBS Teachers -PBS Teachers is PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. We provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' award-winning on-air and online programming.
    Research Tools
  • 9. Tool Software
    • Microsoft Word- Letter to a drunk driver
    • Microsoft Publisher- Poster Contest!..."Good Health and Fitness Practices”
    • Microsoft Publisher- Want Ad: Healthy Eater
    • iMovie, Windows Movie Maker- Public Service Announcements
    • Microsoft Publisher – Fitness Advertisements
    • Excel- A Puff Doesn’t Make You Cool
  • 10. Lesson Planning
    • TeachNet
    • Michigan State University and Ameritech
    • Discovery Education
    • PE Central
    • Internet4Classrooms
  • 11. Productivity Software
    • Dipity.com- Time Line (Self Esteem)
    • Gmaps Pedometer- Find out how many miles you run. Track your distance with gmaps .
  • 12. Webquests
    • Are You What You Eat -The saying goes "You are what you eat". Across the United States, seven main regions have developed their own cuisine based upon their origins. But we, as a nation, have been shown to have one of the highest incidences of heart disease due to our diet. You are a taskforce of home economics students whose mission is to publish a cookbook of healthy regional recipes for the United States. Included in this cookbook will be guidelines for healthy eating as well as sample menus from each region which meet healthy guidelines. All recipes must be tested and sampled by the class before inclusion in the cookbook."
  • 13.
    • Look Like a Rockstar - incorporate everything you have learned related to fitness into a fitness program to help you live a healthy lifestyle. What does it take to perform and look like a Pop Star? What type of workout do you need to perform to develop and maintain physical fitness?
    Webquests
  • 14.
    • Staying Physically Fit for a Lifetime - You can't participate in physical education class today?  What a shame!  For many students, physical education is a great time to release some energy and have fun!  Hopefully you'll be back in action soon!  While you’re missing today’s physical activity, I want you to learn about a lifetime sport of your choice. Lifetime sports are activities that can be played throughout your lifetime and don’t require a large group.   Some examples of lifetime sports include:  biking, golfing, swimming, rock climbing, playing tennis, canoeing and walking.  There are also plenty more to choose. Explore your lifetime sport on the web and complete the worksheet.
    Webquests
  • 15. Resources
    • Carter, Denis. Technology brings ‘new P.E.’ to schools, eSchoolNews . June 2008. http://www.eschoolnews.com/2008/06/10/technology-brings-new-p-e-to-schools/
    • http://www.pbs.org/teachers/classroom/9-12/
    • http://teachnet.com/category/lessonplans/health/
    • http://www.discoveryeducation.com/search/page/-/-/lesson-plan/health/index.cfm
    • http://pecentral.com/lessonideas/searchresults.asp?category=58
    • http://www.internet4classrooms.com/links_grades_kindergarten_12/health. htm