for Physical Education
Purposes of this Presentation
1. To share information.
2. To challenge perceptions.
3. To stimulate self-reflection.
4. To consider prioritising personal needs.
In 1840, American school teachers
refused to use a blackboard in their
classrooms. They thought the new
technology was inappropriate to their
needs. It took ten years for the
blackboard to be used regularly in
Aims to transform learning
throughout life by harnessing
the power of technology
Virtual High Schools
Online education, particularly at the high school
level, is a fast-growing trend in the United States.
Virtual High Schools have four large audiences:
1. students who have failed a class and need to make up credit
2. students who want to take a class they can't get at their local
3. students who want to earn extra credit and graduate early
4. home schoolers.
NEW: Club SISU Throws Club
How to Throw Far homepage
Throw 1 Deep by Mike Judge.
International Throwers Meeting in Ru"dlingen.
Throwers Video Clip Archive and links from Brock.
Happy Throwers Society home page.
CanThrow.com, Canadian site by Larry Steinke.
Coaching the Throwing Events by Brian Wasson.
Absolute Throwing Page by Alex Ioannou.
Masters Throwers Page by William A. Patrick.
Shot and Discus Page by Walt Shields.
Mjølnir Thrower's Club, a registered USATF club for throwers.
The Long and Strong Thrower's Page by Glenn Thompson.
American Big Guys thrower's club.
The Digital Revolution
• Desk Top machines with 1Ghz processor and 70
Gb hard disk.
• Lap top computers with Firewire.
• Palm Computers.
• DV camcorders.
• Micro cameras.
• Ultra lightweight video/data projectors.
The separate technologies which provide the
telephone, the computer and the television are now
CONVERGING in ways which increase the
educational applications of each.
CONVERGENCE becomes possible when the
different technologies share systems for encoding
DIGITILISATION entails the conversion of
information to manipulable and transferable bits.
Imagine for a moment that your blackboard
(or conventional whiteboard) were able to
display up to the minute PC images in full
colour and that you were able to add to
them, annotate over them and even control
them using nothing more than a pen, that
you could access the internet, CD ROM
material or individually prepared lesson
content, all from the front of your
classroom. Stop imagining, you can do all
this and more …
HP Jo rnada 540 S e rie s Po c ke t PC -
Hardware Vital S tatis tic s
•16 o r 32 MB RAM S tandard in -bo x ac c e s s o rie s :
•64 K CS TN c o lo r s c re e n , •US B c radle with c able
240 x 320 pixe ls •S e rial c able
•Pe n -and -to uc h inte rfac e , •Earpho ne s
s o ft ke ybo ard , quic k- •Wo rld -wide AC Adapte r
launc h and s c ro ll ke ys
•Built-in re c harg e able Li- Optio nal Ac c e s s o rie s :
io n batte ry fo r full day us e •US B c radle and s e parate c able
•Inte rfac e s : IrDA, RS -232, •S e rial c radle and s e parate c able
US B , CF1, AC jac k, s te re o •Ac c e s s o ry c o ve rs ; S tylus Pe ns
he adpho ne jac k
•S c re e n pro te c to r s he e ts
•Audio s pe ake r and
•Le athe r c as e and c arrying po uc h
mic ro pho ne
•Fo lding Ke ybo ard
•Re mo vable c o ve r
•Infrare d Wire le s s Trave l Mo de m
•Car DC Adapte r
•Po rtable Po we r Pac k
•HP Blue to o thMo dule (S umme r 27
HP jornada 720
Colour Handheld PC
•Uses Microsoft applications.
•Up to 9 hrs of continual usage
•3/4 full size keyboard
•1/2 VGA Rich colour CSTN display
1. A range of software opportunities exist.
2. General programmes.
3. Specifically written programmes.
4. Relational databases.
5. Video editing software.
6. Neural networks.
Hogan and Norton presented a paper at the 5th IOC
Congress on Sport Science in Sydney, November 1999. They
"In the period 1980-96 Australia won 25 gold and 115 total
Olympic medals. This equates to $37 million per gold medal
or $8 million per any medal. There was also a linear
relationship between money spent and total medals won
[On the basis of] the cost per medal and the expenditure
towards Sydney, we estimate the gold medal count will be 14
+/-1 and the total medal count will be 61 +/-4."
The final Australian tally was 56 medals:
1. Your development is too important to
leave to chance.
2. ICT for phyiscal education teachers is
an essential aspect of continuous
3. A range of support is needed within and
4. We need a quality assured network of
support for busy people!
On-going support that
recognises that learning
occurs at a different pace
for each of us.
A commitment to share
best practice and fallible
A recognition that a
digital divide threatens
equality of access to
information rich learning
An agreement that our minds are
like parachutes …
They work best when OPEN!