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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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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

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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.

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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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Dartfish Users Conference Engaging The Video Generation

Posted by drilly on June 22, 2008

I was invited to present at the Dartfish users conference at Bedford University. I had 2 inputs to the day and was able to attend some of the other sharing practice sessions. Yet again I picked up some more tips, short cuts and uses of some of the more advanced features. You can view my first presentation via slideshare below

After my presentation I attended a couple of sessions led by Neil Melville which were excellent the first was about sharing analyser projects and the second was about using the measurement and data tools. You can learn more about using the measurement tools and data tables in this online tutorial. There are some more online tutorials on some of the other Dartfish features available here.

My second presentation was all about extending learning beyond the classroom through the use of online spaces and tools. I promised the delegates that they would not have to take any notes (other than the address of this blog) as I would write about my presentation and post links to everything I made reference to through the blog. I deliberately set out not to use a PowerPoint presentation as I wanted to demonstrate that you can deliver your content through other vehicles. I also wanted the delegates to return to my blog to experience for themselves what I was trying to get across i.e. you can extend the learning and the engagement with your learners beyond the restrictions of the actual lesson/presentation. By coming back to the blog the delegates have the opportunity to: read this post and reflect, click on the links to learn more and do further research or post comments to me thus extending the impact of the conference and this is exactly what our pupils doing in a number of schools. If you are a conference delegate welcome back if not read on anyway you might find something that engages you.

I was conscious that my workshop had a slant towards PE and not every delegate was from a PE or sports background, but all that I talked to could be replicated for any subject. I started by visiting the Learning and Teaching Scotland PE website and directed the group towards this case study about using blogs and wikis as there are links to videos and tutorials on how to set up a blog and information about wikis. 

I then introduced the wonderful free  web tool delicious to create online book marks for sites that you find interesting and useful it can then be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. For a simple guide watch the video below (You probably will be unable to view the video in school as it is hosted on YouTube). You may find my PE bookmarks  useful. You may want to consider setting this up for your course or in a department to tag interesting sites or share frequently visited sites with pupils and or staff. This can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.

 

I moved on to talk about Blogs for those of you who want to know a bit more about blogging I previously posted this video explaining blogginist2_3020003_sport_icon_set.jpgg in simple terms . If you want to give blogging a go check out this set of tutorials for using wordpress the provider I use for this blog. If you look on the “links” section on the left hand side near the top of the page I have links to several PE blogs that you may find interesting.

The main point I was trying to establish is that blogs can provide a fantastic conduit for communication and collaboration with your learners. You can extend the learning beyond the confines of the lesson. Your learners can communicate with you leave you questions or work to look over etc and you can deal with these communications wherever you can get online. At this point I  spoke about RSS feeds and aggregators. You may find this video on using RSS feeds useful. The aggregator I demonstrated was netvibes a great bit of software to keep track of all blogs and websites that have content which is regularly updated. I find netvibes very useful as there are loads of plug ins that you can add and you can personalise it to your own needs and the best bit is that it is web based so if you sign up for your own account you can access it form any computer with an Internet connection. Ideal for use at home and school. Here is a video  about netvibes 

The next part of the presentation focused on wikis the following video (also on YouTube) will help you understand a little more about what a wiki is.

I used the Banchory H/Int2 wiki and explained that the content was there for people to download and use and share as long as they were willing to reciprocate and acknowledge the source. Yet again I was trying to demonstrate how we can use an online tool to extend the learning experience and provide additional support.  Wikis can also offer real scope for collaboration between teachers for resource development and between teachers and pupils for learning. I explained that teachers can sign up for free wikis that are advert free at wikispaces. Wikispaces also has video tutorials to help get you started within their help section.

When I was discussing the wikis I highlighted using Youtube to incorporate inspirational and interesting videos. There is actually a lot of very good content on Youtube and other video hosting sites such as google video. We use the videos as a hook for the pupils and also to make the wiki more attractive and lastly to engage the children though adopting a piece of their own culture. Our pupils are creating their own environments outside school with video, audio text and many other applications in sites such as bebo and myspace and facebook and we want our wiki to reflect some of that cool. I also demonstrated  Youtube annotation showing how value can be added to your you tube videos. This is the direction that Dartfish are moving through the Dartfish Moves platform where you can upload and annotate videos. I was gutted that I had to leave early and could not see the presentation on Datfish moves. Something else for you to check out is the Dartfish channel on YouTube.

I punctuated my first presentation in the morning with videos I had saved to my computer from YouTube using Zamzar. This is a very useful tool as most schools block video sharing sites or you may want to play a video on a laptop in an area with no access to an Internet connection. This article form Wired explains explains some other ways of saving videos to your computer. I like Zamzar as you can save videos to your computer in different formats and you can convert videos to different formats, it can also be used to convert many different types of files and documents from one type to another.

I hope you find this a useful summary of the day and i hope it continues your learning beyond my presentation. Please feel free to post comments about the day or ask further questions for clarification.

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Connected Magazine Article

Posted by drilly on June 20, 2008

The latest edition of Connected  Magazine has been enhanced with some wonderful photos of a particularly good looking PE teacher and not a bad article about using ICT to enhance PE. Article talks about Dartfish Blogs and Wikis and a few other interesting developments. Yeah I know shameless self publicity!!

Download the article ICT IN PE Connected Magazine

Posted in Blogs, datrfish, Education, ICT in PE, Learning, LTS, Physical Education, Secondary PE, Teaching, video, wikis | 1 Comment »

SQA PE Assessment panel

Posted by drilly on March 22, 2008

I was invited to the SQA PE assessment panel to speak about Dartfish I demonstrated some of the functions and explained how schools were using the software to support assessment in their courses. I then showed examples of how some forward thinking schools are using it to complete the internal assessments requirements of courses. I was very encouraged with Jennifer di Folco (PE qualifications manager) and her willingness to embrace this technology and investigate how the SQA can accommodate schools who wish to submit evidence via this medium.

During the meeting I also found out that there is a pack of printed materials available from the Higher Marking  workshop that was run last year. The pack contains lots of useful advice and examples of marked questions. The pack can be purchased from the SQA it costs £35 and is a great CPD resource.

There will be another understanding standards workshop this year but it will focus on Advanced Higher.

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Dartfish Developments

Posted by drilly on March 12, 2008

logo.gifFor those of you who know me or follow this blog you will know that my video analysis software package of choice is Dartfish for its usability, range of tools, remote control and media books are a few of the reasons why. A number of PE teachers around the country are also discovering the value of the package. Kevin  Smith in Anderson High School in Shetland has been doing some sterling work developing media book resources to support his courses.

Looking to the future there are a couple of exciting developments on the horizon. Firstly there is the Dartfish online video platform. Imagine an online environment where you can upload and download videos but with a Dartfish twist in the mix. The videos can have key positions and comments embedded adding value and increasing the usability. Imagine being able to download videos uploaded by top coaches and educators with key teaching points and tips embedded. I also think there is real scope for using it with pupils in conjunction with Glow to create meaningful and personalised learning contexts.

The second development is a version of the software for primary schools. A simpler and more cost effective solution for use in the primary sector.

I also thought I would flag up this Dartfish case study  from Julie Howell of Dartfish being used in Evesham High School. Some interesting ideas such as the Dartfish leaders course and some examples of using it across the school in different departments

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Highland Conference

Posted by drilly on February 7, 2008

I really enjoyed the Highland PE conference in the morning I gave an update on what is happening Nationally regarding PE here are some links to some of the documents and policies I referred to.

Scottish Government local authority concordat          Curriculum for Excellence         

Glow

Reaching Higher         Taking Learning outdoors       

Scottish Consumer Council Fit For the Future   

Schools Health Promotion and Nutrition Act

In the afternoon I led an ICT workshop I promised that I would write everything that I referred to. You can read it all and a bit more on this previous post the only thing that is missing is the SQA understanding standards website you can get more info and the link from this post.

If anyone wishes to discus anything regarding my presentations or wants some support developing their use of ICT write a comment in this post. You can also email me at i.stanger@LTScotland.org.uk or call me on my mobile if you want to talk to me 07811214922 If you set up a blog or a wiki let me know so I can add it to my links.

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Strathclyde Uni ICT in PE

Posted by drilly on January 15, 2008

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Firstly I must appologise for being so slow to post the details of the ICT lecture for you.

I started off discussing the LTS PE website  and explored the resources contained within the site and some of the links to other sites. As we explored the differnt sites I introduced the wonderful free  web tool delicious to create online book marks for sites that you find interesting and useful It can then be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. 

You may find my PE bookmarks  useful that I have set up using delicious. You may want to consider setting this up for your course or in a PE department whilst on teaching placement to tag interesting sites or share frequently visited sites with pupils and or staff. This can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.

For a simple guide watch the video below (You probably will be unable to view the video in school as it is hosted on YouTube).

I moved on to talk about Blogs  For a For those of you who want to know a bit more about blogging I previously posted this video explaining blogging in simple terms . If you want to give blogging a go check out this post on my school blog containing tutorials on setting up and using wordpress blogs and using netvibes. If you look on the “links” section on the left hand side near the top of the page I have links to several PE blogs that you may find interesting.

The next part of the presentation focused on wikis the following video (also on YouTube) will help you understand a little more about what a wiki is.

I demonstrated the Banchory H/Int2 wiki and explained that the content was there for people to download and use and share as long as they were willing to reciprocate and acknowledge the source. Wikis offer real scope for collaboration between teachers for resource development between teachers and pupils for learning. I explained that teachers can sign up for free wikis that are advert free at wikispaces. Wikispaces also has video tutorials to help get you started within their help section.

When I was discussing the wikis I highlighted using Youtube to incorporate inspirational and interesting videos. There is actually a lot of very good content on you tube and other video hosting sites such as google video. We use the videos as a hook for the pupils and also to make the wiki more attractive and lastly to engage the children though adopting a piece of their own culture. Our pupils are creating their own environments outside school with video audio text and many other applications in sites such as bebo and myspace and facebook and we want our wiki to reflect some of that cool.

I punctuated my presentation with videos I had saved to my computer from YouTube using Zamzar. This is very useful as  most schools block video sharing sites or you may want to play a video on a laptop in the gameshall  with no access to an internet connection. This article form Wired explains how to do it and the software you could use. I demonstrated Zamzar a free tool to allow you to save videos to your computer and it can also be used to convert files from one type to another

The next software I mentioned but did not demonstrate was Observing Children Moving I breifly described  how it could be used as a teacher or indeed a pupil resource. You can watch a review of this software on this Teachers TV video. The video also reviews 2 other pieces of software for use in PE.

The next pieces of software I discussed using were from Birchfield these included the PE specific content in the  lesson kits and lesson builder  I left out the Quiz Genie due to time constraints. Using the lesson kit I explained how you could use the predetermined content to run ready made multi media lessons to bring topics to life you can then use the quizzes and interactive activities to reinforce learning and check understanding. I then explained how you can use the lesson builder module to tailor the content to your own needs and create new lessons that use the Birchfield resources and/or your own resources.

The Quiz Genie I mentioned above can be used to make and play interactive PE quizzes and games.  They can be incorporated into practical lessons during non playing time in activities such as badminton and basketball using a laptop. I call this “stealth learning” effect where the pupils are engaged in playing games and don’t actually comprehend that they are learning the theory or the “boring bit” of PE as pupils often call it.

However if we just use the Birchfield or any similar resource to create lessons which we deliver to the pupils I think we are missing a trick and really all we are doing is a 21st century version of chalk and talk with bells and whistles added.  Use it for active learning give the pupils a task to design a presentation that allows them to incorporate text, audio, video animation and deliver it the rest of the class. Allow them to design the quizzes or drag and drop activities for each other then play them. This will develop ICT skills, literacy, communication and engage the pupils in the theory and in my opinion reinforce learning in a powerful way . How often have we said the pupils are great during practical but when we try to teach them any theory they switch off.

The presentation moved on to focus on Dartfish. I began giving an overview of the “player module” and how we use it with a bank of model performances or inspirational clips. We use these a focus for the lesson the video clips are our WALT and WILF for those of you familiar with AiFL. I then moved on to the “in the action module” using “Live Delay” and how it can be used with a class to give lots of visual feedback very simply and quickly. Then on to gathering clips and using some of the drawing tools like my favourite the “clone tool”.  I then moved on to comparing performances with a model performer and using the different options; side by side, picture in picture and basic blend. As I did all of this I demonstrated all these functions on the remote control which is brilliant as you can move away from the computer.

I then moved on to the “analyser module” and explained how to edit a new movie and add drawings to it, how to use the print facility to produce worksheets and finally media-books. I explained how we are using the media books to complete the NAB in Higher and Int 2 PE. The fact that the pupils can create a multimedia workbook with text video and audio is more engaging for the pupils and quicker and easier to complete than the NAB logbook. We have also used the media-books to complete Standard Grade evaluating questions. I highlighted the ability to create teaching, CPD resources and pupil tasks. I also mentioned that the media books can be shared and then viewed with a free piece of software Dartviewer that can be downloaded from Dartfish. I also demonstrated how you can produce printed worksheets that incorporates the content form the media books to and further supplement the learning resources. You can also download a free trial version but be sure to check out the system requirements to ensure your computer can run the software.

You can also get a bit more of an insight into Dartfish on my previous post “Using Dartfish at Stirling University” There are photos, a video clip to view and a Dartfish user guide that you can download and use.

Links to other websites I would have referred to during the presentation :

iTunes   Teachers TV PE videos   iDance   Get Physical

If anyone wishes to discus anything regarding the lecture or want some support developing their use of ICT write a comment in this post. Top maks to Murray the first to post a comment on the blog and get himself set up with a delicious account. You can also email me at i.stanger@LTScotland.org.uk or call me on my mobile if you want to talk to me 07811214922 

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