Ms. Huntley from Charlotte NC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
My students need music arranged on a IPod to accompany movement and an iPad access to an IPad and apps such as Coach's Eye and iMuscle to monitor and learn sports skills in P.E.
My students with physical and intellectual disabilities require a very structured routine during their adapted Physical Education time. I have the right music to keep them active and engaged but must use several different CDs &/or cassette tapes during class. An I-Pad and I-Pod would be helpful
I teach regular Physical Education to students in grades K-5 and adapted Physical Education to students with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.
The student population at my school is 95% minority and the same percentage are economically disadvantaged. Fitness scores reveal that over half of my students are overweight or at high risk for obesity-related health problems. Less than 30% of them can pass a health-related fitness assessment. Most of them do not have access to or cannot afford participation in physical activity outside of school and very few of them play organized sports. My school is a Title I school with low performance in reading and math according to state and federal standards. I want to use technology to motivate them to be more physically active now and for a lifetime by using music they relate to and enjoy and with the use of I-Pad apps to optimize physical training and encourage sports and fitness participation.
With the use of an I-Pad in Physical Education, I can monitor students and teach correct technique for basic skills needed to participate in sports and physical activity. I can record students performing a specific skill and then give feedback for improvement. The Coach's Eye app will allow me to stop and start video, run it in slow motion and draw on the screen to emphasize correct techniques and safety. I can use the iMuscle app to teach my students muscle groups and help them visualize how muscle groups work in specific exercises. There's a 3-D model to illustrate exercises and the muscles being used. My students need to know how utilizing technology will enhance their health and well-being. They can develop fitness plans to gain strength and endurance to be top performers mentally and physically. With an I-Pod, I can organize music for my students with mental and physical disabilities who lose focus when I have to continuously change CDs or even resort to using cassette tapes
I am a baby boomer physical educator teaching a generation of technology-driven children in grades K-5.
Anything related to technology peaks their interest immediately. Right now, I don't have the basics needed to show my students how technology can be used to improve and enhance physical abilities and overall health and well-being. My goal is to teach students lifelong fitness skills using technology that has already become a huge part of their lives. Health literacy is a 21st century skill
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|Apple Digital AV Adapter - iPad / iPhone / iPod audio / video / charging / data adapter - HDMI • Best Buy||$39.99||1||$39.99|
|Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 5 - 16 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy||$399.99||1||$399.99|
|Griffin Stylus - stylus • Best Buy||$14.99||1||$14.99|
|Apple iPad Smart Cover - protective cover for web tablet • Best Buy||$69.99||1||$69.99|
|Apple - iPod shuffle 2GB* MP3 Player (4th Generation) - Blue • Best Buy||$49.99||1||$49.99|
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