#Physed Demo Slam at #SHAPEMinneapolis

This year at #SHAPEMinneapolis the PHYSEDagogy crew had the opportunity to do a Demo Slam. During a Demo Slam anyone that desires can share an idea, teaching method, or activity based upon best practices in health and physical education. If the individual is done before the 2 minutes is up he or she says “Slam”. If individual goes 2 minutes, all participants say “slam”. Demo Slams have been going on in technology conferences for a while. The first #Physed Demo Slam took place last year at #SHAPESeattle and was Adam Howell’s idea…. Read More

American Ninja Warrior Digital Badges in #Physed

Last  week in my physical education class students participated in an American Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course. It involves student’s climbing over plyometric boxes, swinging on ropes, using the bouldering wall, jumping rope and crawling underneath objects. Obstacle courses are an extremely engaging activity for students, but as teachers it can be easy to forget to emphasize learning outcomes during obstacle courses. To help me with this I have created digital badges for students to increase student engagement and reflection during classes. Each badge represents different learning outcomes of the obstacle course. Here… Read More

Digital Badges in #Physed eBook

Hey everyone! Over the past year I have been researching gamification and digital badges. I have written a short eBook that is in PDF format. This eBook explains how I plan to implement digital badges to encourage students to be physically active outside of school. It also includes resources to help you get started. I hope it gives you some ideas of how to implement a similar program at your school. Click here or the book cover below to access the eBook. You can view the eBook by opening it in iBooks or Google… Read More