Wearable Device Can Make Any Space Interactive

MUV Interactive has just introduced the Bird, a device worn on the finger that can be used to make any space interactive. The small plastic device has several sensors that can be combined with a projector or a TV and, from as far away as 25 feet, be used to manipulate any space as a touchscreen. Its algorithms integrate and analyze data from the sensors in real time, reflecting the wearer's position in space, pointing direction, hand posture, voice commands and pressure levels.

view the full article

How PE classes are Working to Get Kids With Disabilities off the Sidelines

Ignacio wore a bright orange pedometer, but he wasn’t counting steps. The Denver seventh-grader was using the device strapped to his wrist to count each push of his wheelchair wheel as he circled the gym during warm-ups. Later in the physical education class at Bruce Randolph School, Ignacio tossed a basketball back and forth with an aide and the pedometer tallied that movement too. His 19 classmates—with disabilities ranging from autism to cognitive delays—also wore pedometers.

view the article and video

Using Technology in Physical Education

This easy-to-understand guide and reference book Using Technology in Physical Education provides complete information on how to use current technology to improve the quality of physical education classes. Designed specifically for teachers to make their teaching easier and more effective in the classroom, the book explains in simplified terms, and with the use of illustrations, how to evaluate and select from the many technological innovations on the market, and how to set up and use the equipment. It offers suggestions to teachers about how they can increase student participation by making their classes more fun, and how they can minimize the amount of time spent on tedious administrative work and maximize the time for quality instruction. The different types of technology covered include: fitness testing equipment, videocassettes and laser disc players, camcorders, computers and computer peripherals, telecommunications hardware and software, computer-assisted instructional software, and multimedia systems.

click here to learn more

The Pe Geek's top PE Apps for PE Teachers

If you’re like me and started using iPads in your classroom when you only had access to your own teacher device, then you will LOVE Plickers. Essentially, Plickers are Paper Based Clickers or more specifically a student response system that makes it possible for you to gather answers to questions from your students at lighting speeds. The best part about the app is that it requires only one teacher device and ZERO student devices. This makes it possible to easily gather formative data from your students in seconds, that is automagically recorded to each students profile. A number of Physical Education teachers are using Plickers to ask a series of multiple choice questions related to learning objectives at the conclusion of the session.

click here to see the rest of the apps

Standards Based Assessment and Grading in Physical Education Edition 1 50% off now $14.98

click here to learn more

Bonnie's Fitware Lesson Plans

Our lesson plans align to the National Physical Education Standards and Common Core. Provided in a database for easy searching and editing. The product is a site license, every teacher at a site may have his/her own digital copy. The lessons include specific links to grade level standards and unit level standards, assessments for each unit standard, skill and activity descriptions, and suggested exercises.

view the lesson plans here

New Books Available

Books are available as and Ebook or in hard copy for $10.00 more.

Buy all 4 for and Receive a 10% discount

Email us at bfitware@gmail.com and we will send you a coupon code.

Developing the Standards-Based Physical Education Curriculum $9.95

  • Steps necessary to turn national/state exit and grade level standards into a usable curriculum
  • Selecting instructional units
  • Writing grade-level standards
  • Integrating other subject areas
  • Determining the yearly plan
  • Developing unit plans
  • Developing lesson plans
  • click here to learn more

Standards-Based Assessment and Grading in Physical Education, 2nd edition $29.95

  • Aligning the assessment to the standard
  • Developing assessment tools
  • Choosing scoring systems
  • Creating rubrics
  • Designing a standards-based grading system
  • Creating student portfolios
  • Lots of examples!
  • click here to learn more

Creating a Standards-Based Physical Education Environment $9.95

  • Setting up the physical environment
  • Selecting facilities and equipment
  • Protecting yourself from liability issues
  • Working together as a department
  • Creating a student handbook
  • Creating an inclusive environment
  • Maintaining positive discipline
  • Developing social skills
  • Designing class rules and procedures
  • click here to learn more

Teaching Standards-Based Physical Education $9.95

  • Understanding students
  • Motivating students
  • Creating interesting and meaningful learning experiences
  • Looking at how students learn
  • Creating learning experiences that are brain-based friendly
  • Creating learning experiences aligned with motor learning research
  • Looking at how each student learns differently
  • Improving your teaching effectiveness
  • Planning each lesson
  • Using time effectively
  • Providing model demonstrations and explanations
  • Providing effective practice
  • Providing quality supervision and feedback
  • Treating students equitably
  • Choosing the appropriate teaching style for your learning outcomes and class
  • Using station teaching for effective instruction
  • Using cooperative learning for teaching motor skills and social skills
  • Working with limited-English-Proficient Students
  • Using effective reading and vocabulary teaching strategies
  • Working with students who are differently-abled
  • click here to learn more

Fit Lit: How Movement Impacts Learning

Fit Lit is Casey Middle School's fitness class combined with a language arts class. Students take a 45-minute fitness class followed by 45 minutes in language arts. Teachers have found that the right amount of movement before an academic class will help students focus and better retain information. Studies show that aerobic exercise boosts our capacity to retain information and the speed at which we take in and rework information. Anaerobic activity affects mood and helps to relieve stress, providing calmness and focus. Whether it's language arts, math, or science, movement can impact learning in any subject area abilities.

view the full article and video