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Strathclyde Uni PGDE PE Using ICT to support PE 26/01/10

Posted by drilly on December 13, 2008

A bit of a cheat but I am just going to update this post for this years  2009-10 PGDE PE students at StrathClyde Uni. As always I really enjoyed working with the PGDE PE students at Strathclyde Uni. Hope you found it a useful input. Most of what I talked to today can be found in this previous post. I also think you will find this post  interesting. Don’t forget to click on the ICT IN PE tag in the tag cloud for more useful stuff.

Other sites I referred to were Edublogs http://edublogs.org/  Slide-Share http://www.slideshare.net/  and Animoto http://animoto.com/

If you want to get in touch just leave a comment. Almost forgot the the Understanding Standards Website to get experience of marking  H and Int2 papers http://www.understandingstandards.org.uk/markers_ccc/mark_main.jsp?p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show&pContentID=4268

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PE 2.0

Posted by drilly on October 24, 2008

Another Scottish school has recently adopted web2.0 technology within the PE department

Inverness High School wiki

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New Online Resources for PE

Posted by drilly on October 24, 2008

afPE has launched the new PE zone website the blurb states

The association for Physical Education has just launched a BETA version of the PE Zone – http://www.pezone.co.uk This site is a compilation of resources along with a PE social network and project management tool. With enough collaboration and networking this website will become the one stop site for all Physical Education teachers needs.

 There are also free PE resources available  at the free teaching resources website.

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PEAI Dublin October 08

Posted by drilly on October 4, 2008

I was invited to speak about using Dartfish at the PE Association of Ireland conference with Kevin Smith from Anderson High School in Shetland. Really enjoyed it as you can see from the photos below


| View Show | Create Your Own

For those of you that attended our presentation click on these previous posts about dartfish and ICT in PE for further information about Dartfish. You just have to work your way through the posts to pick up the information there is a lot of it I know. If you have any questions just leave a comment on the blog.

A couple of the other things I mentioned were Youtube for getting video content and using Zamzar to save the clips to your computer. I also mentioned the resources on my previous schools PE Wiki.

Posted in conference, datrfish, Education, ICT in PE, Physical Education, Secondary PE, Teaching, Uncategorized, video | 1 Comment »

Dartfish at the Scottish Learning Festival

Posted by drilly on September 12, 2008

Just to let you know that Dartfish will have a stand at the Scottish Learning Festival 24th and 25th of September at the SECC in Glasgow. You will also be able to hear Kevin Smith from Anderson High school discussing how he uses some of the Dartfish components in this seminar on Thursday the 25th. Another bit of dartfish news has been the launch of Dartfish.TV the  blurb states :

Dartfish.tv is the only web platform to support the videos you enhance with your Dartfish software. Don’t let hours of expert analyses sleep on your hard drive. Publish them on dartfish.tv and attract viewers from the world over!

Posted in datrfish, Education, Free online tools, ICT in PE, LTS, Physical Education, Secondary PE, Teaching, video, web resources | 1 Comment »

Dartfish “how to” blog

Posted by drilly on August 30, 2008

Rob Carroll has started up the Dartfish How to blog http://tocasports.blogspot.com/ check it out there are some great tips and explanatory video clips.

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It has been a while…

Posted by drilly on August 30, 2008

It has been quite a while since I last posted on the blog mainly due to laziness during the holidays and starting a new job as a Depute Rector. I am currently deciding whether to develop a new blog that reflects my new position as a depute and all the joy and challenge that the job entails. One thing is for sure I will be winding this blog down in the near future. It would be great if some of our other PE bloggers would maybe look to develop a site to share information to support the profession.

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afPE Conference

Posted by drilly on July 2, 2008

I am currently just outside Chester attending the afPE conference “Hitting the targets missing the point”. I am attending both as a delegate and a presenter. Happy to report that our workshop went well. I was presenting as part of a team from Glasgow University and the work they are doing with the PG Primary PE course. My input centred on what is happening nationally with PE in Scotland in terms of Curriculum for Excellence and the opportunities this presents to educators. Secondly how Glow can facilitate CPD, collaboration, sharing practice, learning and debate between educators. Providing a portal for teachers who have completed the PG Primary PE course to continue their engagement and professional reflection.

It was also great to meet Brian Greg who was also part of the presenting team. I have exchanged emails and Blog comments with but not actually met him in person. Brian has recently been appointed as the Head Teacher at Muck school. It was interesting talking to Brian who like myself has a healthy interest in both PE and ICT. He is really excited about the potential for using Glow but has some interesting challenges to deal with. The satellite broadband connection for one which affords little more speed and bandwidth than a dial up connection. The intermittent power to the Island 5 hours of electricity per day. All of which leads to a rather frustrating Glow experience for him. However undeterred he has started a new blog from Muck which he has at times had to save posts on  a flash drive and post to his friend on the mainland to upload as it would take too long to upload from the island.

Tom Wylie’s former Chief Executive of the National Youth Agency from 1996 and retired in August 2007 keynote raised some interesting points and questions. 60% of Children are doing well at school 40% are not doing so well. That 40% can be further subdivided into the disappointed (getting by but not enjoying it), the disaffected and the disappeared (getting nowhere).

Very few young people do not learn a skill for its own sake they learn a skill because it will take them somewhere. This comes from their perception of their identity how they see themselves and where they are heading. Learning has to connect with the real world as young people want to be viewed as adults they want to engage in the real world.

Averaged out young people spend only “9 minutes” of every waking hour at school. What do we know about what they are doing off campus the other “51 minutes”. What do we know about the informal learning world beyond the school and how can we engage with it?

We don’t deliver a curriculum that conveys a prepackaged off the shelf inflexible model. We should develop the curriculum in partnership with the learners so it best meets their needs.

Margaret Talbot Chief Executive of afPE delivered her keynote “Physical education: exercising the entitlement” after a slight delay. One of my colleagues who shall remain nameless (as Margaret is not a woman you want to upset!) accidentally lifted Margaret’s presentation notes whilst retrieving her own from our workshop.

As usual Margaret was not backward at coming forward and voicing her concerns about what is happening around PE and sport in England. One of her points that strikes particular resonance with me is the issue of measuring the time allocated to PE but not actually measuring the quality of that PE. I have raised this before in relation to Scotland what is the point in meeting the target if what you are offering is not high quality.

 

Posted in Blogs, CfE, conference, Glow, Learning, Physical Activity, Physical Education, Primary PE, Secondary PE, Sport, Teaching, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Sir Paul McCartney lends his support GB Paralympics team

Posted by drilly on July 2, 2008

Sir Paul McCartney has launched a £2 million fundraising campaign for ParalympicsGB to support athletes heading to the  Beijing Games, as well as to invest in the future of disability sport in the UK both in the run up to London 2012 and beyond. BT – as a partner of ParalympicsGB – has helped them to create and run the campaign, which will launch during Location Location Location at 8.50pm today on Channel 4. Following this the ad can be viewed at www.bt.com/paralympicsGB.  Donations can be made online or by calling 0800 1114321 or texting SUPPORT to 82010.

The  brand ad for ParalympicsGB, created by Team Saatchi and directed by Luke Scott, Ridley Scott’s son, has Sir Paul’s iconic Live and Let Die as the soundtrack.  Featuring a number of established and emerging athletes with a disability, the film is a moving and inspiring piece that not only shows the skill and ability of the athletes but also the excitement of competing. The second ad, a charity appeal featuring Sir Paul himself asking the British public to make a donation to ParalympicsGB, will be screened from July 7.

Sir Paul said: “I met leading Paralympic equestrian Sophie Christiansen and was completely blown away by her skill, dedication and the fact that she had won a world championship gold medal for Britain, so I felt I had to do something. My suggestion was simple why not create an ad that would highlight the work of ParalympicsGB and call on the British Public to donate much needed money. It was the start of a truly amazing effort from all those involved most of whom gave their time for free.”

Phil Lane, ParalympicsGB Chief Executive said: “We are delighted that Sir Paul McCartney has been involved with this initiative.  His commitment has been incredible and this fundraising campaign would not have happened without him

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New Case Study on LTS PE Website

Posted by drilly on July 1, 2008

Read more about the Glasgow Developmental PE programme case study on the LTS PE Website.

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