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Monday, February 20, 2012

tool 11

1. What are your favorite tools you now have in your personal technology toolbox? Briefly describe a particular activity that you will plan for your students using at least one of these new tools.
I'm looking forward to skypeing with other schools in our district, just to get my feet wet, to see the types of activities they are doing that I could do in my class.  I also like the idea of putting children in charge of taking stills or movies of certain skills, such as the push up, and then reviewing the shots to improve their form.   Exploring the world of Aps and collaborating with my HF colleagues will be fun.  

2. How have you transformed your thinking about the learning that will take place in your classroom? How has your vision for your classroom changed? Are you going to need to make any changes to your classroom to accommodate the 21st Century learner?   My thinking is transforming slowly.   I will get there but I do think it will be a moderate pace at which I will travel.  My primary goal in HF is to have the children leave MDE with a catalog of healthy ideas as a foundation for the rest of their life.  I believe technology will be a big part of that in the 21st century.  I think I already have made changes to my classroom to accomodate this learner with Brain Pop, You Tube, iTunes and can implement what I have learned with 11 tools to accomodate this learner.

3. Were there any unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?  What surprised me was the wealth of information there is "OUT" there.  Since doing 23 things, I'm finding there are more sites and resources for Health Fitness.  There has always been Health Sites but now I'm finding more to do with activities, bones, muscles, how to calculate heart rate and aps for the iTouch related to Fitness.

Thanks for giving me this opportunity to learn all this cool stuff.


  1. I know my son and his wife in Seattle "exercise" with their Xbox many days when raining there! I certainly didn't have that type of visual back in the day! Another way I use technology is through jog.fm to set up playlists of music to run with! And, there certainly are plenty of apps for the iPod touch/iPad that help promote healthy choices whether monitoring my food choices or helping with exercises! It certainly is a different world!

  2. Kate...YES!get children to MOVE and stay in motion...I see much of technology as an invitation and a danger of sedentary bodies...