Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
ii: Screen shots from my week of useing daily burn!
iii: I like how it keeps track of all my workouts and what I eat. Also if I missed a day I could go back and still put what I ate or did in.
No I do not use anything like Daily Burn. I had to use a site similar to this for my nutrition class last year, but I don’t remember what it was called. Also I didn’t keep up with it. I do remember that it didn’t keep track of your workouts.
I don’t have time or the motivation to keep recording what I do and eat right now. I think in a year or so I would do a lot better at keeping up with it every day. My favorite thing about Daily Burn is that if I miss a day I can go back. Because it has this feature I may be more likely to use it more than my other website. If there was an app for Daily Burn that I could download on my phone I think I would use it much more.
IV: this website would be great for students to use. As stated in the NYS Learning Standard 1b- students will design personal fitness programs to improve cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, and body composition. Daily Burn would be something that a physical education teacher could use to help students create and keep track of their nutrition and workout plan. This website has all of the things that is stated in NYS LS 1b. It is quick and easy also. All the children have to do is record their nutrition, workouts/ physical activity, and sleep. Then put it into the Daily Burn website and it will do all the rest for them.
V: For NYS Learning Standard 1a it states students will perform basic motor and manipulative skills. Students will attain competency in a variety of motor and sport activities. If I had to choose a tools for my students to use to help collect data I would pick a pedometer. This will collect all the steps the students take will in class and doing an activity. I decided on a pedometer because it is reliable, practical for schools, and easy to use. One of the main issues in schools today is budgets. I feel like a pedometer is the best way to go to collect data for the regent’s level in the 1a NYS LS. In a high school setting each student will be asked to put a pedometer on before class. Excel example. Making sure it is reset and then at the end of the class record their steps from the day. At the beginning of each lesson there will be a poster with the recommended number of steps for that class.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
So why not get in shape? Many people say "well I don't have time" or "Oh, I'll start next week". Do you really think these are valid excuses when it comes to being healthy? If so then okay, but if not take action in your life. If you have tight schedules write down everything in your day and see where or what you can change to fit in 30 minutes of some kind of physical activity. Also there are smaller steps you can take to increase physical activity. One way is park farther way when a work, store, or class. Another way is to walk to your mail box rather than grabbing it on the drive into your driveway. One more way is to rather than taking the sub way or bus walk! Yes these things may take a little more time but it will most likely result in less time spent sick or at the doctors.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Also at this website is the three standards for New York physical education classes. They are:
NYS Learning Standard 1 – Personal Health and Fitness
1A. Students will perform basic motor and manipulative skills. Students will attain competency in a variety of motor and sports activities.
1B. Students will design personal fitness programs to improve cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and body composition
NYS Learning Standard 2– A Safe and Healthy Environment
2a. Students will demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activity.
2b. Students will understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and communication.
2c. Students will be able to identify safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.
NYS Learning Standard 3– Resource Management
3a. Students will be aware of and able to access opportunities available to them within their community to engage in physical activity.
3b. Students will be informed consumers and be able to evaluate facilities and programs.
3c. Students will also be aware of career options in the field of physical fitness and sports
The NASPE standers are for all states but many states have created their own standards for their teachers could go alone with to help the students more effectively. The New York standards can be found at
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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Monday, March 21, 2011
4. and last think a coach should take into account is what skill level the athlete is at. A child could be four-teen, but have the skill of an eight year old depending on the activity and vise verse. With these four things in mind a coach should be able to keep their athletes safe and not push them to far.
Results of pushing an athlete too far could vary. The athlete could break down, get hurt, quit the sport or all sports, or the worst die. These are just a few things that could come out of a coach pushing his/her students to far.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I'm sure everyone who is a sports fan has head of play 60. But there is a new organization now to help raise healthier and in shape kids. It is Let's Move created by Machelle Obama. At www.letsmove.gov there are many ways to help. parents, schools, other children, and the community can make a better life for our and their children. Parents can get on the right track to making and choosing healthier foods. Schools can add healthy living to their lesson plans. children can have fun by eating healthy and being active. The communities can create more opportunities for children to get out and play. The key thing to remember is to take action. No matter who you are, what you do, or how much you do, everyone should take action to create a better living environment for the children. The children are future fire fighters, engineers, political leaders, CEO's, just to name a few. Now think of what a difference our world could be if we teach them life long skills and healthy eating habits. Let's all take action and build a better way of living!