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Physical Education Technology Playbook

Physical Education Technology Playbook

$44.95 CAD


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    It’s widely accepted that the increasing use of technology, such as TV and computers, has led to a reduction in physical activity. But in Physical Education Technology Playbook, authors Darla Castelli and Leah Holland Fiorentino show you how to use technology to increase physical activity and enhance learning about health and fitness. This book and free companion Web site come with detailed instructions and examples, so you can easily incorporate the described technologies into your teaching.

    Physical Education Technology Playbook will help future and current physical educators

    • use technology to assess physical fitness, monitor student progress toward personal goals, refine motor skills, comprehend new concepts, and increase enjoyment of physical activity;
    • select from numerous activities that promote learning and healthy physical activity choices through the integration of technology;
    • use the National Standards for Beginning Physical Education Teachers and the National Standards for Physical Education(K-12 students);
    • draw on technologies that enhance learning and increase teacher efficiency; and
    • build professional portfolios through activities that help teachers immediately.

    All of the technology examples in the book are directly related to physical education and used in physical activity settings, helping you to apply the technology in your work right away. The companion Web site contains editable modules that you can customize for your own needs. For example, you can produce a newsletter with your school’s name or edit documents to build your teaching portfolio. The companion Web site also contains adaptable lesson plans featuring technology that you can use in the classroom with accompanying handouts for students.

    Numerous current topics are covered, including data entry, charts and graphs, Web page development, desktop publishing, advanced editing and multimedia production, and PDAs. The text explores how technology can both enhance and measure physical activity.

    Physical Education Technology Playbook is ideal for technology courses in physical education programs and as a supplemental text in PE methods courses. With this package, you will learn to use technology to understand and promote key concepts related to physical activity, and you will meet the technology standards established by the International Society for Technology in Education, ensuring that you are prepared to use various technologies from day one on the job. Lesson plans are provided to assist you in the induction year of teaching through the use of technology-rich student experiences.


    Text for in-service teachers and courses introducing PE majors to computer application skills and knowledge. Reference for PE teachers.

    Supportive Materials on the Companion Web Site

    Chapter 1: Technology as a Means of Enhancing Physical Activity
    Teacher Preparation and Technology

    Chapter 2: What Does Technology-Rich Physical Education Look Like?
    Technology Standards for Teachers
    Teacher Education and Technology
    Traits of Technology-Savvy Teachers
    Technology Integration in Physical Education

    Chapter 3: Data Entry: As Simple as One, Two, Three
    Data Entry
    Format Control
    The System: Where Will These Data Go?

    Chapter: Charts and Graphs: Plotting a Course for Success
    Charts and Graphs

    Chapter 5: Navigating the Web as a Knowledgeable Consumer
    Telecommunication and the World Wide Web
    What Is a “Good” Web Site?
    Web Quests

    Chapter 6: Web Page Development
    Web Development Strategies

    Chapter 7: Word Processing Enhancement Activities
    Word Processing for Advocacy
    Word Processing to Enhance Instruction

    Chapter 8: Desktop Publishing: Banners and Brochures
    Microsoft Publisher

    Chapter 9: Newsletters
    Initial Newsletter Considerations
    Creating a Template
    Newsletter Content
    Online or Hard Copy?
    Unanticipated Benefits

    Chapter 10: Capturing and Editing Digital Images
    Digital Still Images
    How to Take Quality Still Images
    Digital Video Images
    Why Use Digital Imaging in Physical Education?

    Chapter 11: Advanced PowerPoint
    How to Use Microsoft PowerPoint
    Using PowerPoint to Enhance Learning

    Chapter 12: Advanced Editing and Multimedia Production
    Capturing Digital Video
    Digital Video Editing and Production
    Multimedia Innovations

    Chapter 13: Physical Education Software
    Use of Instructional Software
    Teaching Strategy
    Aligning Instructional Software With Program Goals and Lesson Objectives
    Incorporating Instructional Software Into Physical Education

    Chapter 14: Technology in the Palm of Your Hand
    Possibilities for PDAs
    PDAs in Education

    Chapter 15: Technology as a Measure of Physical Activity
    Technology and Health-Related Fitness

    Chapter 16: Keeping Up With Cutting-Edge Technologies and Long-Term Planning
    Overcoming Barriers Related to Technology Integration
    Long-Term Planning and Integration
    Caveats of the Next Book Edition

    Technology Terms
    About the Authors
    How to Use This Book and Companion Web Site

    Darla M. Castelli, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She taught physical education in public schools for 10 years before becoming a teacher educator. In 1995 she was named Teacher of the Year by the Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AHPERD) and was named Illinois AHPERD Past President's Scholar in 2007. Dr. Castelli has received numerous awards, including the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Journal Gallery of Exemplary Use of Technology Award in 2004 for her design of the technology course at the University of Illinois. In her leisure time, she enjoys physical activity with her children, outdoor pursuits, and photography.

    Leah Holland Fiorentino, EdD, is an assistant dean in the college of education at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. She has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences on the topic of technology integration in teacher preparation programs and has designed and implemented technology integration plans in teacher education departments in several universities. Dr. Fiorentino has also created and taught introductory and advanced technology application courses since 1997 and has presented technology workshops at state, regional, and national conferences each year since 1999. She also won the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Journal Gallery of Exemplary Uses of Technology Award in 2004.

    All ancillaries are FREE to course adopters and can be found at

    The companion Web site is home to many files and handouts available for editing and printing. The files have been named to help you identify what kind of file it is.

    • TM—Teacher Module. A teacher module provides information and also real-world applications that will allow the user to explore technology uses within the classroom.
      • Worksheets. Worksheets within the teacher modules help guide the learner through the module as well as provide examples of the applications at work.

    • LP—Lesson Plan. A lesson plan is a guide to help teachers use technology with students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
      • Student Instructions. A set of instructions that go along with a lesson plan. These can be handed out to students to follow along as they complete the task and include assessment criteria.
      • Worksheets. Worksheets within the lesson plans contain further information and working space the students may need to complete the task.