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Archive for February, 2008

“Fit For Girls” programme launched today

Posted by drilly on February 26, 2008

Sports minister Stewart Maxwell visited the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena at Ratho to announce funding of £530,000 for the “Fit for Girls” programme aimed at encouraging schoolgirls aged 11-16 to adopt more active lifestyles. Read more

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The ultimate mobile computing/learning experience?

Posted by drilly on February 26, 2008

This looks like an interesting development from Swedish company Cloudo They Say “Imagine a world where your computer wasn’t tied to a physical computer, but rather a computer that lived on the Internet, instantly accessible from any computer or mobile phone connected to the Internet, no matter where you are or what you are up to. Cloudo offers just this.” It is still in the development phase but I wonder what potential it has to be used in Scottish schools in conjunction with Glow ?

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Early Notification of SSF & SLANOPE Conference

Posted by drilly on February 20, 2008

I wanted to alert interested parties to a Sport and PE conference hosted by the Scottish ssf.jpgSchoolsport Federation and the Scottish Local Authority Network Of Physical Education. The conference will be held at the Ratho Adventure Centre on the 22nd of May 2008 more details will be published on the SSF website in due course.

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Teachmeet Perth

Posted by drilly on February 19, 2008

I am gutted that circumstances have conspired against me and I can no longer attendteachmeet08north.jpg Teachmeet Perth tonight. However I am still going to attempt to be there through the Flashmeeting that has been set up. I have never used Flashmeeting so this will be a new experience. I hope it all works out as previous teachmeet events have been brilliant and you always pick up some great stuff. Good luck to Neil and everyone else who has helped organise the event and to everyone who is selected to present.

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Higher, Int2 and Standard Grade PE resources

Posted by drilly on February 18, 2008

The Education Network run by Aberdeen University has aten.jpg range of support materials including Higher and Int2 PE resources for pupils and staff. This includes a photocopiable booklets  a selection of  candidate questions and sample scripts, PowerPoint slideshows,  Interactive Whiteboard files, include activities such as ‘finding missing items’; ‘matching’; ‘determining sequence and structure’ and ‘on-field tactics’.



There is also a resource for Standard Grade PEsgphysicaled.jpg It contains explanations, guidance and examples on the following elements of the course.

  • Practical Performance
  • Knowledge and Understanding
  • Evaluating

The packs cost about £100.

If like me you like your resources free then have a look at our Higher wiki and our Standard Grade Wiki you can help yourself to the resources as long as you make reference to their origin. If you do use some of our resources how about repaying the compliment and giving us access to some of your resources. Who knows we could start a PE swap shop!

Posted in Higher, Int 2, Physical Education, Resources, Secondary PE, Standard Grade, Teaching, wikis | 1 Comment »

2014 Commonwealth Games Legacy consultation launched

Posted by drilly on February 15, 2008

Read the news release here

Get involved in the consultation here

 Read the consultation paper here

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Conferences

Posted by drilly on February 15, 2008

Developing Potential, Recognising Achievement conferences

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is hosting two conferences during March 2008, one in Edinburgh and one in Nairn, on the theme of the Award’s role in modern Scottish education. The events are aimed at directors of education, heads of schools services, teachers, award leaders and volunteers within schools.

The aims of the conferences include discussing how the Award contributes to the achievement of Curriculum for Excellence and sharing information about the Award’s Curriculum for Excellence Pilot Project and Award Leader Training Programme.

The conferences will include presentations from Award participants, members of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’s national development team, employers and representatives from key bodies in Scottish education.

Places at the Edinburgh conference are going fast but there are still plenty of spaces for the Nairn Conference.

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New PE Blogs

Posted by drilly on February 11, 2008

A couple of new entrants to the PE Blogosphere. Kings Park Secondary in Glasgow and St Margaret’s Academy in West Lothian 

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New PE Dance Videos On Teachers TV

Posted by drilly on February 11, 2008

ttv_logo_287x136.jpgThere are 2 new videos to check out on teachers TV focusing on dance within PE and specifically aimed at encouraging boys to dance.

You should be dancing Male student teachers talk about overcoming the stigma of being a dancer, discuss the balance that dance gives to the curriculum and explore the benefits of men teaching dance.

Boy you can dance  Ricardo Green, a newly qualified PE teacher at Cumberland Specialist Sports College, attempts to introduce dance to his reluctant Year 9 boys.

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Free Technology For Teachers Blog

Posted by drilly on February 11, 2008

Just came across this blog loads of links to free resources and applications for teachers of all subjects. Have a look you may find something of interest.

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