SPORTALYZER - The app to analyze movements in sports!

Whether you're a professional coach, athlete, physical education teacher, physiotherapist or a hobbyist, by using the Sportalyzer APP you’ll get a better understanding of sport movements.

The APP is based on the fact that there are different phases in each sport movement that can be defined (Meinel, 1974; Carr, 2006). These phases are internationally recognized as the standard. The knowledge of these phases in sport movements is further developed into the "model of movement phasing” (Bosman & Hoeboer, 2008). This model helps in identifying and structuring technical sport movements.

More information at SPORTALYZER

Dance Yourself to Fitness!

The MUVE Method is a free resource to learn easy, improvised dancing. If you want to become a better dancer, the MUVE Method will teach you the basics of improvised dancing. MUVE is so easy to do, it will take the difficulty out of dancing and exercising.

Interested to find more information ? Surf to their site

Explore MUVEmethod’s channel on Youtube

MUVE dancing games for kids

Geocaching and Education = Educaching ... Also for P.E. ?

Geocaching and Education = Educaching ... Also for P.E. ?

1.1 What is Geocaching ? (source: whatis.techtarget.com)

Geocaching, also referred to as GPS stash hunting, is a recreational activity in which someone "buries" something for others to try to find using a Global Positioning System ( GPS ) receiver. The pursuit can be thought of as a GPS-enabled treasure hunt. Usually, a geocache consists of a small, waterproof container that holds a logbook and inexpensive trinkets. Participants are called geocachers.

Participants in a geocaching adventure use the features and capability of a GPS unit to find the cache. Geocaching enthusiasts hope to have individuals and groups all over the world secrete caches in a wide variety of locations and post the caches' coordinates on the Internet. GPS users then follow the location coordinates to find the caches.

Here's one typical geocache hunt: The geographic coordinates of a geocache were described on a Web site, which the users followed to the cache. The geocache consisted of a plastic Tupperware box containing a little notebook, a disposable camera, a printed informational sheet about the location, and several trinkets (a pen, postage stamps, a rubber ball, and a local postcard). The finders were encouraged to write a short note in the notebook, including the weather that day, who was involved on the hunt, whether the cache was easy or hard to find, and any other information they wanted to include. One finder took out the rubber ball and left a little toy car in its place. The finder left a photo of her husband and son in the camera and then placed everything back in the box and rehid it for future geocachers to find. Back home, the finders sent a note to the Web site describing their experience.

An Introduction to Geocaching

To learn a bit about geocaching, check out this excellent short video.

1.2 Literature:

Using GPS and Geocaching engages, empowers, and enlightens Middle School Teachers and Students

How to Go Geocaching

1.3 Geocaching.com:

Geocaching.com - the official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site - is an easy to use website. The navigation bar on the left helps you to find geocaches and more about the hobby to learn. This is the best place to start.

Browse through their videos "The Geocaching.com Channel"

2.1 EDUCACHING: Capturing the Spirit of the Hunt for Learning ( source: nagc.org )

Educaching is bringing the popular adventure sport of Geocaching into the classroom. Teachers around the world are giving GPS devices to their students to create a fun and innovative learning atmosphere.

Educaching refers to the educational application of geocaching, the world's fastest growing hobby/sport/game. Made possible by the cutting-edge technology of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Internet, geocaching is a high-tech scavenger hunt that entices men, women, and children (a.k.a. cachers) to search for hidden treasures (caches) all around the world using latitude and longitude coordinates that have been posted for particular caches. Cachers play two roles in geocaching; they are both the hiders (owners) and the seekers of caches. Cachers use the Internet to post the locations (a.k.a. waypoints) and written descriptions of the caches they have hidden and want others to find. Other cachers use the Internet to find cache descriptions with waypoints that others have posted and then use handheld GPS receivers and detective-like reasoning to discover the caches.

Caches can take a variety of forms. Traditional caches are containers usually filled with trinkets and mementos; virtual caches are existing structures such as historic sites; and earth caches are geographic features. The latter two types of caches are often posted because the cache "owner" thinks these sites might be of interest to others. Inside traditional caches one might find or place a trackable item, such as a travel bug or a geocoin. These items have unique tracking numbers which are logged by the finders on a geocaching website (http://www.geocaching.com/), so that as the items "travel" from cache to cache, those watching them can plot their movements on a map or a globe…a super high-tech version of Flat Stanley!

Educaching:

  • Takes the classroom out into the world
  • Encourages teamwork and critical thinking
  • Can be used in math, science, history or for physical education/fitness

Curricular Connections to Geocaching

Help to explain what Educaching is all about

Educaching - A GPS Based Curriculum for Teachers

Educaching's channel

2.2 How to use Educaching in physical education?

Physical Education: Fun activities for fitness and movement are easily differentiated for various levels of physical demand; caches are often accessible to students with mobility impairments and are noted as such on caching websites; spatial orientation is refined through the real-world use of the GPS receiver, the compass, and the map.

Gopher Sport has elaborated a package for P.E.

Badminton training videos

At the start of a new academic year would Sports Media draw your attention to the following instructive beautiful videos:

"Badminton training videos for players and coaches of all levels on all aspects of Badminton"

This series consists of 410 distinct videos divided into 33 chapters. Sufficient material for your lessons badminton.

We also invite you to take a look at the site. It can (perhaps) be useful.

We wish you an active year!

Our Editorial Team

 

Editor-in-Chief

 

Dr. Gao, Zan

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA

 

Co-Chief editor

 

Dr. Cools, Wouter

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE

 

Managing editor

 

Van Damme, Guy

Retired physical education teacher secondary education, BE

 

Board of editors and reviewers

 

Dr. Baert, Helena

SUNY Cortland, NY, BE/USA

 

Dr. Chen, Han

Valdosta State University, USA

 

Dr. Chen, Senlin

Iowa State University, USA

 

Dr. Cope, Ed

Sheffield Hallam University, UK

 

Dr. Daprano, Corinne

University of Dayton Department of Health & Sport Science, USA

 

Dr. Everhart, Brett

Lock Haven University (PA), USA

 

Dr. Fitzpatrick, Katie

University of Auckland, New Zealand

 

Dr. Frankl, Daniel

California State University, USA

 

Dr. Fu, You

University of Nebraska Kearney, USA

 

Dr. Goh, Tan Leng

Montclair State University, USA

 

Dr. Huang, Charles

Wayland Baptist University, USA

 

Dr. Hunter-Hynes, Joanne

Old Dominion University/ Northern Virginia Community College, USA

 

Jefferson-Buchanan, Rachael

Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, UK/Australia

 

Dr. Jenny, Seth

Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, USA

 

Dr.Layne, Todd

University of Memphis, USA

Dr. Lee, Jung Eun

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA

 

Dr. Lodewyk, Ken

Brock University, CA

 

Dr. Pasco, Denis

European University of Brittany at Brest, FR

 

Pope, Zachary

University of Minnesota, USA

 

Dr. Roskamp, Michael

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI., USA

 

Dr. Rukavina, Paul

Adelphi University, USA

 

Dr. Vincent, John

University of Alabama, USA

 

Dr. Witherspoon, Lisa

University of South Florida, USA

 

Dr. Yan, Zi

Merrimack College, Massachusetts, USA

 

Dr. Yi, Xiangren

Shandong University, CHN

 

Dr. Yli-Piipari, Sami

University of Georgia, FI/USA

 

Dr. Zhang, Peng

East Stroudsburg University - Pennsylvania, USA

 

Dr. Zhang, Tao

University of North Texas, USA

 

Why a P.E. Video Database ?

We search for you ...No more wasting time! 

Why invent hot water if there are already ways to get it?

Sports Media starts with an extensive P.E. video database - compiled and selected by experts in the field of physical education & sports. The P.E. video database is designed to give both new and seasoned teachers, instructors, educators and everyone involved in physical education and sports a more powerful and targeted search experience.

Sports Media does not own the video clips and has not the copyrights on the videos!

The database is compiled by videos that come from applications that offer online video sharing services. We seek the most educational images - according to our criteria - and places them in our database . This is our merit and expertise.

Why should I use the P.E. Video Database?

  1. Teachers can enhance physical education instruction
  2. to provide a tool for increasing instructional effectiveness
  3. to provide lesson ideas 
  4. to provide differentiated instruction
  5. to provide Instructional Feedback
  6. giving freedom to make choices (suitable for students’ developmental levels)
  7. pre-service student teachers acquire knowledge of good teaching practices
  8. the database has videos about: exercises, drills, skills, technique and theory

 

"A picture is worth a thousand words "

Sports Media ... videos for sports & physical education!

 

Flipping Physical Education in the Classroom .

Flipped classroom in physical education a new way of teaching and learning

It’s all about the videos!

Physical Education Classes:

"We have been surprised to hear that some of the teachers most excited about flipped classrooms were physical education teachers. This dynamic team of teachers realized the flipped class had great potential in their courses. They told us that the most important aspect of the physical education class is for their students to be moving. Physical education teachers report that they spend too much time teaching students things like the rules of games and some of the techniques. When teachers began making videos (with a video camera) of rules, students can come to class and quickly get to moving their bodies and participating in the important physical education activities."

That's why P.E. Videos are very useful !!!

Do you need videos to start your Flip Teaching ? Surf through our Best Practice P.E. videos

 

 

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