Wireless Standards: What is the Difference?

The difference has to do with speed. The faster the speed, the better wireless system. Here are the current wireless standards:


Do you need a curriculum aligned to common core and national grade level outcomes?

Check out our new PK-high school standards-based physical education curriculum - National Version. The complete curriculum (in packages, in separate grade levels for 5, 6, 7, and 8, and in units for high school) is now available. We also have posted electronic portfolios for Grades K-high school - national version. Click here for elementary curriculum and portfolios. Click here for middle school curriculum and portfolios. Click here for high school curriculum and portfolios. Click here for high school curriculum by units.


Bonnie's Fitware Inc News

We are exploring possible retirement options and looking for motivated individuals and/or similar companies which may be interested in securing our business and original products. We have a PK-High school Physical Education curriculum that is completely aligned to the new (2013) national physical education outcomes (as well as a California version), grade level electronic portfolios, instructional materials, and instructional software. Please take a look at our web site http://shop.pesoftware.com If you are interested. If you have any questions - please feel free to contact me.


Getting to Know Golf Complete

Appropriate for grades 7-12.

This software provides information (text, graphics, 3d images, video) on golf skills, techniques, strategies, training, and teamwork. It addresses all national and state standards related to golf, including the areas of aesthetics, benefits, exercise, facilities and equipment, history, motor development, motor learning, psychology, rules, skills and biomechanics, sociology, and strategies.

The software includes numerous interactive labs that address strategies, motor learning concepts and principles, biomechanics concepts and principles, and an analysis lab.

This program is perfect for in-school instruction as well as online instruction.

Click here for more information.


iOS 7 How To

Make the Text Larger

To change the the text size of all apps that support Dynamic Type go to Settings > General > Text Size and slide the bar to where you want it to be. 

Camera Burst Mode

Hold your finger on the shutter or on the volume key to take a burst of photos as the action happens. 

Manage iCloud Back-Up

Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage and Backup > Manage storage.


Quick Steps for Using Google Forms

To add a form to your site, do the following:
1. Select Documents, Spreadsheets, or Spreadsheet Form from the Insert menu.
2. A list of your Google Docs or Spreadsheets will appear in the window. Choose the file you'd like to display on your Google site. The spreadsheet will have one additional display option, as you can choose between a published spreadsheet and an editable spreadsheet.
3. Once you pick the desired file, you'll have several display options to choose from including title of the document or spreadsheet, a border for the file, and the display size of the file in pixels.
4. Align your file on the Google site using the options bar. After setting up the way your file looks on the page, the properties bar helps you determine how other elements on the page will interact with the file.
5. Click Save to preview your file. Use the Edit page button and select the object to change.

Sharing the Form
Option 1 - Share the URL

1. Look at the bottom of the screen to locate the URL of the published form.
2. Share the URL with others

Option 2 - Email the URL

1. Click the Email Form button at the top of the page.
2. Enter the desired email addresses and click "Send."

Option 3 - Embed the Form in a Blog or Webpage

1. Click the More Actions button at the top of the page.
2. Copy the provided code and paste it into your blog or webpage.

Viewing Responses/Data
To view the spreadsheet - use one of these options:

1. From the form-editing view, pull down the See Response button to "Spreadsheet."
2. From the Google Docs home page, double click the name of your form/spreadsheet.

To view a summary of the results - use one of these options:

1. From the form-editing view, pull down the See responses button to "Summary".
2. From the spreadsheet view, pull down the Form menu to "Show Summary."


Independent Study

Do you teach independent study physical education - we now have two versions of our high school independent study program - a national version and a California version. Click here.


Check Out These Apps

Snap Guide

A simple way to share and view step-by-step "how to" guides. Make them for sport technique and exercises for your students. Or, have your students create and share them with one another..

The Walk

The Walk helps you walk more. It is a fitness tracker combined with a thrilling story and game. When you are playing The Walk, every step counts. For example, A bomb explodes in Inversness station, and you are given a package that could save the world. To stay alive, you will need to walk the length of the country.


Elementary Manipulative Task Cards

Task cards come as PDF documents on a CD or in digital format. They print at 8.5 x 11.

Click here for more information.

 


Middle School Grade 8 Square Dance Task Cards

Task cards come as PDF documents on a CD or in digital format. They print at 8.5 x 11.

Click here for more information.


High School Self Defense Task Cards

Task cards come as PDF documents on a CD or in digital format. They print at 8.5 x 11.

Click here for more information.


Research Works

Duncan, M.J., & Staples, V. (2010). The impact of a school-based active video game play intervention on children's physical activity during recess. Human Movement, 11(1), 95-99.

To assess physical activity levels during active video game play over time and compare this to 'free play' associated with recess activity in a sample of British primary school children over a 6-week period. Children in the intervention accumulated significantly greater steps/day than the control group during the first week of the intervention. This pattern was reversed at the mid and end points of the intervention (p = .03). Irrespective of time point, children engaging in active video game play spent a lesser percentage of time engaged in MVPA than the controls undertaking 'traditional' recess activity (p = .0001). Conclusions. Active video game play does not appear to be a sustainable means to enhance children's physical activity. Although physical activity (steps/min) was greater on initial presentation of active video games compared to 'traditional' recess activity, this appears to be an acute effect.


Using Technology in Physical Education Podcast

All of our podcasts/vodcasts are posted here.


Fitness Devices

Reebok's Checklight - http://shop.reebok.com/us/content/checklight

Reebok's Checklight is a sensor-filled fabric "cap" that athletes of all ages can wear (with or without a helmet) to measure head impact and, hopefully, prevent brain trauma and injuries that can occur in contact sports. Reebok Checklight sensors continuously measure impacts the athlete experiences and provides a simple visual display of impact severity.


 

Are You Backing Up? Are You Updating Your Software?

 


Q and A

Q: How is your curriculum different from the other curricula on the market?

A: We start with the standards and develop learning based on those standards. Other companies have a curriculum and then simply note where it might address a standard.

A: On an Excel document, how do I get titles to appear at the top of each page when printing.

Q: Select Page Set Up under File and when click on the Sheet tab. On the Sheet tab you can note which titles should appear at the top of each page and in the left hand column.


Future Predictions and Rumors

From Popular Science: The New Era of Sports Stats

Manufacturers are releasing equipment embedded with data-gathering capabilities, allowing a first look into the dynamics of any shot. By and large the gear will appear unchanged. The Babooat Play tennis racket, for example, has the same weight and balance as the base Pure Drive model - even with circuit board in the handle. The difference is the mountain of data the equipment collects, much of which can help players improve. For instance, the app for the 94Fifty basketball may offer advice on how to get more arc on your jump shot.

Do you like being kept informed of new devices that can be used in physical education - this check out our blog.


Grants and Fundraisers

Safeway Foundation

The Safeway Foundation supports numerous youth development organizations as well as a broad range of after-school and physical education programs. Local grants are reviewed biannually. For grant requests that are national or multi-regional in scope, requests are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Grants awarded range between $2,500 and $10,000. Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Rolling

Lowe's Tool Box for Education

For more than 65 years, Lowe's has supported the communities we call home. At a time when schools and community groups are struggling to support the basic needs of their communities, the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation recognizes the importance of financial support.

This year, as a foundation, we are challenging ourselves to seek ways to provide the tools that help our educators and parent groups through today's challenging times efficiently, while providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities taking priority.


April Web Sites

Sport Quest

http://imet.csus.edu/imet6/darrow/imet/webquest-pe/index.html

The Heart

http://sln.fi.edu/biosci/heart.html

Teacher Source

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/health.htm

Mom's Guide to Sports

http://www.momsguide.com

Step Aerobics

http://www.turnstep.com/moves.html


Instructional Software

We have completed our Sport Complete Instructional Software and Health Related Fitness Complete Software which may be used for live instruction, online instruction, flipped instruction, or hybrid instruction. Here is a comprehensive list of our instructional software.

The instructional software is aligned to our PK-High School Standards-Based Physical Education Curriculum (including task cards and posters) as well as our Grade Level Specific Electronic Portfolios. We are currently ensuring that all materials are aligned with the new grade-specific outcomes published by AAHPERD.

Instructional software is not simply a video presentation. Instructional software includes text, video, animations, and 3D images. Additionally, instructional software is interactive. Each title includes numerous interactive labs to reinforce concepts, understandings, social skills, and motor skills. We are in the process of uploading demonstration versions which will be available at http://www.pesoftware.com/ demos.html.


Using Technology in Physical Education - 8th edition

The eighth edition of the popular book Using Technology in Physical Education is now available. Everything you need to know about technology in the field of physical education. Includes information on spreadsheets, word processing, desktop publishing, web, pedometers, heart monitors, virtual reality-based exercise equipment, software, electronic portfolios, e-learning, and much much more! Lots of step-by-step directions and photographs showing how things work! Cost $49.99.

Check out our support page with videos and agendas for undergraduate and graduate courses.
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Computer 101
Chapter 3 - Text-Based Documents
Chapter 4 - Data Manipulation
Chapter 5 - Using Images
Chapter 6 - Using Videos
Chapter 7 - Using Audio
Chapter 8 - Using Telecommunications
Chapter 9 - Instructional Software
Chapter 10 - Assessing Student Learning
Chapter 11 - Measuring Devices
Chapter 12 - Interactive Devices
Chapter 13 - Online Physical Education
Chapter 14 - Improving Instructional Delivery
Chapter 15 - The Future of Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 


College Level Assessment in Physical Education Course

Standards-Based Assessment and Grading in Physical Education, K-12

Purchase Book

Check out our support page:

http://www.pesoftware.com/Support/Assessbk.html

Includes hundreds of assessment ideas and rubrics for all six national standards. Adaptable to state standards.