We Are the Best Resources

5 Feb

In one of our classes, we have been asked to present why using technology in class is important. We could pick anything to present on as long as it included using some sort of technology in the classroom. Well, as anyone who uses the internet knows, the opportunities here are endless! So our group chose something simple but oh so useful: blogging.

I first discovered blogging in my ECMP (education computers class) with Alec Couros, an absolute computer genius! He encouraged us to open our minds to the world of blogging so that we could see all the opportunities it had to offer. I, however, did not take it too seriously. I mean who had time for this when we had a million assignments to do, am I right?

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Then came my rediscovery of blogging in EPE thanks to Brian. Now that I am in my third year, the reality of me getting my degree and becoming a teacher in just over a year is setting in. And boy, is that scary! I still have so many questions that need answering! Who am I going to look to help me when I need those questions answered?

You see, we are each other’s best resource! Through media such as this blog, we can continue to communicate with each other no matter where the world takes us. We can share those experiences with each other. If we do not know the answer to a problem we are pondering, we can point each other in the right direction through posts and connections made through this blog. It is amazing and makes me feel a little better about growing up so fast! Thank you Alec for introducing me to this amazing virtual world and thank you Brian for seeing that I stick to it!

So now, my fellow teachers, I have for you a phys ed blog to help you through your teaching journey. It is called Teach PE Like a Rock Star it and contains numerous interesting articles, resources and even challenges for teachers to try in their class. One article I found very interesting on this blog is called The Hall of Shame. It discusses six traditional games that are said not to be used in the phys ed class because of isolation, lack of skills, and many other reasons. The blog asks you to read the article and argue the fact why one of the games should be allowed in the class. Hmmmm….I wonder what my next blog post will be about? Stay in tune as I am sure I will be writing about this soon!

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2 Responses to “We Are the Best Resources”

  1. Brian Lewis (@gymovers) February 5, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    Hi Jenna. I was trying to find the hall of shame but cannot seem to find it. I have a few ideas! Perhaps we can bring up these 6 games and have a class discussion. If you can find the direct link please let me know.

  2. Brenna Moser February 6, 2013 at 4:14 am #

    Hey Brian!! I’m Brenna by the way…hahaha it can get a bit confusing with two Jenna s and a Brenna in the class so I will forgive you on that one! Here is the direct link to the google document: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1foWn97mAcaYWYzZTcwNTAtMWY0MS00MjBiLTkyOWItZGZjOWYzMDk0ZjUy/edit?pli=1&hl=en

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