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It’s widely accepted that the increasing use of technology, such as TV and computers, has led to a reduction in physical activity. But in Physical Education Technology Playbook, authors Darla Castelli and Leah Holland Fiorentino show you how to use technology to increase physical activity and enhance learning about health and fitness. This book and free companion Web site come with detailed instructions and examples, so you can easily incorporate the described technologies into your teaching.
Physical Education Technology Playbook will help future and current physical educators
use technology to assess physical fitness, monitor student progress toward personal goals, refine motor skills, comprehend new concepts, and increase enjoyment of physical activity;
select from numerous activities that promote learning and healthy physical activity choices through the integration of technology;
use the National Standards for Beginning Physical Education Teachers and the National Standards for Physical Education(K-12 students);
draw on technologies that enhance learning and increase teacher efficiency; and
build professional portfolios through activities that help teachers immediately.
All of the technology examples in the book are directly related to physical education and used in physical activity settings, helping you to apply the technology in your work right away. The companion Web site contains editable modules that you can customize for your own needs. For example, you can produce a newsletter with your school’s name or edit documents to build your teaching portfolio. The companion Web site also contains adaptable lesson plans featuring technology that you can use in the classroom with accompanying handouts for students.
Numerous current topics are covered, including data entry, charts and graphs, Web page development, desktop publishing, advanced editing and multimedia production, and PDAs. The text explores how technology can both enhance and measure physical activity.
Physical Education Technology Playbook is ideal for technology courses in physical education programs and as a supplemental text in PE methods courses. With this package, you will learn to use technology to understand and promote key concepts related to physical activity, and you will meet the technology standards established by the International Society for Technology in Education, ensuring that you are prepared to use various technologies from day one on the job. Lesson plans are provided to assist you in the induction year of teaching through the use of technology-rich student experiences.
Supportive Materials on the Companion Web Site
Chapter 1: Technology as a Means of Enhancing Physical Activity
Teacher Preparation and Technology
Chapter 2: What Does Technology-Rich Physical Education Look Like?
Technology Standards for Teachers
Teacher Education and Technology
Traits of Technology-Savvy Teachers
Technology Integration in Physical Education
Chapter 3: Data Entry: As Simple as One, Two, Three
The System: Where Will These Data Go?
Chapter: Charts and Graphs: Plotting a Course for Success
Charts and Graphs
Chapter 5: Navigating the Web as a Knowledgeable Consumer
Telecommunication and the World Wide Web
What Is a “Good” Web Site?
Chapter 6: Web Page Development
Web Development Strategies
Chapter 7: Word Processing Enhancement Activities
Word Processing for Advocacy
Word Processing to Enhance Instruction
Chapter 8: Desktop Publishing: Banners and Brochures
Chapter 9: Newsletters
Initial Newsletter Considerations
Creating a Template
Online or Hard Copy?
Chapter 10: Capturing and Editing Digital Images
Digital Still Images
How to Take Quality Still Images
Digital Video Images
Why Use Digital Imaging in Physical Education?
Chapter 11: Advanced PowerPoint
How to Use Microsoft PowerPoint
Using PowerPoint to Enhance Learning
Chapter 12: Advanced Editing and Multimedia Production
Capturing Digital Video
Digital Video Editing and Production
Chapter 13: Physical Education Software
Use of Instructional Software
Aligning Instructional Software With Program Goals and Lesson Objectives
Incorporating Instructional Software Into Physical Education
Chapter 14: Technology in the Palm of Your Hand
Possibilities for PDAs
PDAs in Education
Chapter 15: Technology as a Measure of Physical Activity
Technology and Health-Related Fitness
Chapter 16: Keeping Up With Cutting-Edge Technologies and Long-Term Planning
Overcoming Barriers Related to Technology Integration
Long-Term Planning and Integration
Caveats of the Next Book Edition
About the Authors
How to Use This Book and Companion Web Site
Text for in-service teachers and courses introducing PE majors to computer application skills and knowledge. Reference for PE teachers.
Darla M. Castelli, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She taught physical education in public schools for 10 years before becoming a teacher educator. In 1995 she was named Teacher of the Year by the Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AHPERD) and was named Illinois AHPERD Past President's Scholar in 2007. Dr. Castelli has received numerous awards, including the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Journal Gallery of Exemplary Use of Technology Award in 2004 for her design of the technology course at the University of Illinois. In her leisure time, she enjoys physical activity with her children, outdoor pursuits, and photography.
Leah Holland Fiorentino, EdD, is an assistant dean in the college of education at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. She has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences on the topic of technology integration in teacher preparation programs and has designed and implemented technology integration plans in teacher education departments in several universities. Dr. Fiorentino has also created and taught introductory and advanced technology application courses since 1997 and has presented technology workshops at state, regional, and national conferences each year since 1999. She also won the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Journal Gallery of Exemplary Uses of Technology Award in 2004.