In the past week I had the pleasure of attending the Leading a Digital School conference in Melbourne, Australia. Not only was it my first international conference, it was also my first taste of Melbourne! I found Melbourne to be a beautiful city that was welcoming to tourists with a city that was easily accessible and affordable.Read More
Awesome to catch up with some like minded PE teachers this evening, even cooler to be able to get up and present some of the stuff I do around flipped learning with my classes. Below is a PDF of the keynote I used in case anyone missed anything.
Was great to hear some other fantastic uses of ICT in PE. I loved the sound of https://padlet.com/ and how it could be integrated into my flipped lessons. Potentially could be a replacement for our use of WSQ sheets. Either way I will definitely show my classes this app and see what they think!
At a teacher scholarship collaboration a few weeks ago, one of the presenters showed us his Scoop.it page. This is a fantastic web based app which allows you to “curate” information about any topic. Basically, Scoop.it takes the effort out of sourcing and displaying information by looking for you. All you need to do is provide a topic, add some key words and let Scoop.it go to work for you. After a quick search, Scoop.it will provide you with a number of suggested links to display on your page. You can choose to scoop these, or bin them if they are not suitable. Read More
One of the age old challenges, particularly for PE teachers, is maintaining a fair and equitable approach to group / team selection. Do you make your own groups / teams and risk making the game or activity unbalanced? Do you leave it up to your students to decide, which from my experience generally ends up in chaos? Or do you select team captains who quickly whip up the best athletes, leaving the non competitive / uninterested students selected last and taking a hit to their self confidence?Read More
Currently my Year 13 PE students are working through a performance improvement programme around ultimate frisbee. This involves the application of motor learning theories, biomechanical principles, and functional anatomy to the sport of frisbee to help improve their ultimate frisbee skills.
The students have been using the faculty iPads a lot, working in groups with Coach’s Eye. This allows them to identify strengths and weaknesses, before going out to work on the skill by themselves or in pairs. I felt it was during this stage where students were not really paying much attention to their areas of development, instead were just going out and performing the skill for the sake of performing it.Read More
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