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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.

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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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 »

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.

Posted in Education, Learning, LTS, Physical Education, Primary PE, Teaching | Leave a Comment »

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 »

Here We Go Again

Posted by drilly on June 20, 2008

The 2 hour PE target takes another twist it seems like the LA’s are questioning the validity of the target read the full article in the TESS

Posted in Physical Education, Primary PE, Scottish Government, Secondary PE, Teaching | Leave a Comment »

New Case Studies on LTS PE website

Posted by drilly on June 13, 2008

There are 2 new case studies on the LTS PE website the first is about Sports Leaders at Northfield Academy the second is about Sports partnerships in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Youtube Video Annotation

Posted by drilly on June 13, 2008

Here is something really cool that can add value to Youtube videos. Youtube video annotation

Video Annotations are a new way for you to add interactive commentary to your videos! Use them to:

  • Add background information about the video.
  • Create stories with multiple possibilities (viewers click to choose the next scene)
  • Link to related YouTube videos, channels, or search results from within a video
  • All of the above!

You control what the annotations say, where they appear on the video, and when they appear and disappear. Think of all the wonderful possible educational applications for this. Oh that’s right Youtube is blocked in most schools what a pity!

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We Are Few But We Are Many: Another PE Blog is Born

Posted by drilly on June 10, 2008

Andy Cunningham has just alerted me to his PE Blog http://harrisacademype.edublogs.org/ Its great to have another colleague joining us and providing an online area to extend his pupils learning. I like his use of the Youtube clips to provide evaluating questions for the pupils. Another positive educational use of the much maligned site. However I bet the pupils cant access the video clips at school as they are more than likely blocked.

Posted in Blogs, Education, ICT in PE, Physical Education, Resources, Standard Grade, Teaching, video, web resources, Youtube | Leave a Comment »