By: Latira Barnett EDUC W200 Mr. Warren York Physical Education and Technology
Contents <ul><li>Teaching Strategies with Pedometers for all Children </li></ul><ul><li>Using iPods in Dance Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Learn More in Less Time: Fundamental Aquatic Skill Acquisition via Video Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
Teaching Strategies with Pedometers for all Children <ul><li>Foley, J. T., Lieberman, L. J. and Wood, B. (2008). Teaching strategies with pedometers for all children. Washington, D.C.: Heldref Publications. </li></ul><ul><li>The authors suggest that using pedometers in physical education curriculum for schoolchildren is a sure way to combat childhood obesity. </li></ul><ul><li>Studies imply that more than 30 % of elementary school-aged children are either at risk for becoming overweight or are overweight. </li></ul>
Obesity and Physical Education <ul><li>Childhood is a critical time for preventing obesity by limiting the excess accumulation of fat. </li></ul><ul><li>The best way to eliminate fat or reduce it is by exercising. </li></ul><ul><li>Foley and Lieberman suggest, “Physical education teachers connect to behaviors inside and outside the classroom by developing a curriculum that incorporates pedometers.” </li></ul>
Can pedometers and education work? I honestly believe that physical education teachers can increase students’ interest in exercising by supplying pedometers. Children are always open to new things and would enjoy using them.
Using iPods in Dance Pedagogy <ul><li>Today's "Net Generation" is used to instant access to information that is wireless and mobile. There is so much information that students can access on their own that class time can be saved for things technology cannot teach, such as personal interactions, dance etiquette, and partnering. Technology should not be a substitute for personal and social interactions with students, but an iPod can be a valuable teaching tool, even in dance. It allows students to practice at home with the same music the teacher uses in class and to listen to cues as many times as they need to gain understanding. If used properly, this technology allows more class time to be spent socializing, interacting, and practicing. This article details methods for using iPods to successfully deliver dance content to students. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Block, B. A. Using ipods in dance pedagogy (2008). Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance , v79, 25-28. </li></ul><ul><li>Apple introduced the iPod to us. It is easy to use amongst schoolchildren. </li></ul><ul><li>The iPod technology is a way to address the memory problems associated with rhythm and meter patterns, thereby facilitating retention and application. </li></ul>
Does dance increase learning? <ul><li>Dancing is a good form of exercise. It is also a great tool to use to students new dances for classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Here is an example of using technology to increase dance awareness. </li></ul>Next Previous
Learn More in Less Time <ul><li>Recent advances in the technology field have changed the way video support should be considered. It is now much more user-friendly and feasible than it was as recently as 10 years ago. In part because of these significant strides, current literature supports the use of video technology in the classroom. This article focuses on the innovative use of video technology for specific aquatic motor skills used in an intermediate swim classes, although this technology can also be used for numerous aquatic activities (e.g., SCUBA classes, diving classes, lifeguard training, team practices, etc.). The incorporation of digital cameras, underwater cam-sticks, video editing software, TiVo[R] feedback, and an on-line video questioning tool will allow aquatic students to learn more in less time. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Roberts, T. and Brown, L (2008). Learn more in less time: fundamental Aquatic Skill Acquisition via Video Technology. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Classes can be taught easily and quickly by using videos. People can learn how to make a meal, swim or even how to use a new technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Technological advances have helped to alleviate concerns about the cost associated with video technology. Cheaper prices means more access for people. </li></ul>Do you want to see the conclusion? Yes or No
Video Uses <ul><li>I have personally used different videos to teach myself how to do something. A lot of times, with the distance education courses, professors will offer those as alternatives for lectures. </li></ul><ul><li>These save me time from going to classes without making me miss valuagle information. </li></ul>I want to see them dance! What about that graph?
Conclusion <ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases risk of health problem or obesity. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches children how to work with each other as members of a team. </li></ul><ul><li>Increases knowledge and creates easier ways to perform activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows children to learn how to do things and teach themselves. </li></ul>