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

#PhysEdSummit 4.0 – Call For Presenters

The #PhysEdSummit is a FREE online conference put on by Health and Physical Education professionals for Health and Physical Education professionals. Mission: To provide digital professional learning opportunities for physical education professionals by sharing, discussing, and reflecting on best practices. #PhysEdSummit 4.0|February 27, 2016|Starts @ 10 AM EST Click Below for the Call For Presenters Google Form to submit your proposal #PhysEdSummit 4.0 – Call For Presenters Click Above for the Call For Presenters Google Form to submit your proposal The #PhysEdSummit Team Needs You!!!! If you are interested in facilitating a session please… 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