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Action Packed Coated-Foam Ball Activities for PE

Posted 4 weeks ago - by Michael Beringer

Are you tired of playing the same activities with coated-foam ball year after year? If your answer is “YES!”, then this is the blog you want to read. Below, I compiled a list of top coated-foam ball activities that are sure to increase your students MVPA and have them begging you to play them over and over again.

Satellites

This is a great activity for throwing, rolling, offensive/defensive, and cooperation skills. The objective of the game is to get all Satellites down at the same time. Split your class into 2 teams and have a team on each side of the gym. Have the teams work together to make their Satellites. Making each Satellite take exactly 6 hoops. To start, place 1 hoop on the floor, then place 2on the inside and have them touch, place the other 2 on the other sides and have them touch, and place the last hoop on the top. I usually have each team make 5 Satellites. Depending on how many hoops you have and the size of your gym you can decide on how many Satellites you’d like to play with. Check out a video example by Craig Bleess!

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Catapult

The objective of the game is to be the first to knock down all the other team’s pins. This activity works on students’ throwing, offense, defense, and teamwork skills. To start, divide the class into 2 teams and place a team on each side of the gymnasium. Place 10 or more pins down the midline of the gym. Then have each team pair up with their teammates along their baselines. One partner will lay down facing the pins in the sit-up position. The other partner will be the ball retrievers who will collect the coated-foam balls for their sit-up partners. The sit-up partner will then do sit-ups while throwing the foam ball at the pins down the middle of the gym. Throughout the game have the partners switch roles so that they both get frequent turns participating in each role. The team that collects the most pin wins. Alternatively, have the team that knocks down the last pin win. Check out this video example provided by @MrSpringPE and @WHS44_PE!

Smash

The objective of this game is to advance beach balls over to the other team's side and get them to cross over the other team’s baseline using the coated-foam balls. This activity works on teamwork, cooperation, overhand throwing skills, and rolling skills. To begin, separate your class into two groups. Have each group spread out on the boundary line using the whole length of the gymnasium. Then place as many beach balls as you want down the midline. The number of beach balls you want to use is up to you. I like to use 5 to 10. Scatter the coated-foam balls all around the middle of the gymnasium.

Moveover (Baton)

The purpose of this activity is be the first group to move the baton over to the other side past the designated finish line. This activity is fantastic for the skill of overhand throwing and throwing for accuracy. First, tape a beach ball on the bottom of a baton. Then take a string and feed it through the baton. Make sure the string is long enough so that you can attach it to both basketball hoops on each side of the gym. Divide the class into two teams. Add some coated-foam balls and have the students overhand throw the foam balls at the beach ball. The baton will then glide across the gym depending on which side makes contact more. Check out these examples by @NorthPolkWestPE and @AAHemi!

Pop It

The objective of this activity is to pop the critter’s on the wall and move up to the next level. This game is awesome for the skill of overhand throwing. It may also be used as an instant activity. This activity requires that you have a projector, either a tablet, laptop, or phone, and internet access. Just download the app called Jitterbug by Friskies® and project it on a white screen or the gym wall. Roll out a bunch of coated-foam balls and let the students overhand throw at the bugs projected. You then control when the bugs pop from your electronic device allowing them to move up to the next level. This activity is definitely one that students love! Check out a video example! (@jcarder87 and @physedreview)

Holes

The objective of this game is to get a coated-foam ball into a hoop. The game works on the skills of throwing and/or striking. First, set up volleyball nets across the entire gym. Place 20 hoops on the floor on each side of the gym. Create 2 teams and place them on each side of the gym. The students will then strike the coated-foam balls with either the underhand or overhand serve or throw the balls overhand/underhand over the net to the other side. If the ball lands inside the hoop, the other team then takes that hula hoop out and places it in a designated area. The first team to remove all the hoops wins. You may also have the team place the hoops that they win on their side of the floor and the team with the most hula hoops after a certain amount of time wins. See a video example! Check out more from Benjamin Pirillo on his YouTube channel, TeachPhysEd!

Go Fish

The objective of this game is to collect as many hoops as you can. This game works on underhand throwing and rolling for accuracy. To begin, have the students get into partners and stand behind a cone. You can either use the width or the length of the gymnasium. It depends on how many students you have. Take hoops and scatter them all over the gym floor. On the signal, have the students take turns rolling the coated-foam balls at the hula hoops. If the ball goes into a hula hoop and stays, that group gets to keep the hula hoop. Play for a certain amount of time or until all the hula hoops are gone.

I hope your students enjoy these activities as much as my students do. These activities were found via searching and collaborating with P.E. professionals from all over the country either by google searches, social media sites, books, P.E. conventions, and more.

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P.E. and Fitness Ideas with Hoops and Cones

Posted 4 months ago - by Michael Beringer

Are you in need of new physical education activities using equipment staples like cones and hoops? Look no further than these fun and simple ideas!

Fitness Fun with Cones

1. Flip It Fitness  – On the signal have your students pair up next to a pair up cones. Each student tries to flip his/her cone until it lands on its base! The first successful student gives his/her partner a high five and say “good game”. The winning student then jogs around the play area to a find a new challenger. They do this by looking for a student who is doing jumping jacks. These are the individuals who were unsuccessful during the challenge. Check out Justin Cahill's example

2. Flip It Relays – Separate your class into relay groups of any size. On the signal, see which group can win the relay by flipping a series of cones that are spread out down the gymnasium. Have the students take turns flipping the cones. If successful, they move on to the next cone. If not, the group does an assigned exercise one time together as a team before the next person in the group gives it a try. The activity keeps going until one group wins the relay race. Check out Ken Smith's variation of the Cone Flipping Game (Kevin Tiller). 

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3. Flip It with Skill Development – Same as Flip It Fitness & Flip It Relay except all the students dribble a basketball while playing the game. Check out Mike Morris' variation on the Cone Flip Race (Kevin Tiller).

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Fitness Fun with Hoops

1. Fitness Timer – Hand a hoop to each student as he/she enters the gymnasium. You can either have students come up with their own exercise or you can write some on a whiteboard and/or use a projector with a list of exercises they can choose from. The students then pick any exercise they want to do and spin their hoop. They perform the exercise until the hoop completely stops spinning. Keep going until the music stops. Check out this example video! (Justin Cahill)

2. Partner Fitness Timer – Same as Fitness Timer, but now it’s done in pairs. One student picks the exercise, while the other student spins the hoop. The action continues until the music stops. See the Partner Fitness Timer in action! (Justin Cahill)

3. Toss It Fitness – Take a hoop and tape it with six different colors of floor tape. Then create an exercise master sheet that has an exercise for each color. Have the students toss the hoop up in the air and catch it. Whatever color the student catches have them match the color with the exercise on the exercise master sheet. See example here. (Teri Elliott)

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More Hoop Ideas

1. Pop the Bubbles – Divide your class into partner relay lines. In front of each relay line, place a set of four hoops with a poly spot in a row. On the signal, have your students take turns underhand throwing and/or rolling a bean bag into the first bubble (hoop w/ poly spot). If it lands in the bubble (hoop) then bring the hoop back and continue until all the hoops are collected. See photo examples here. (Jillian Scharlach)

2. Fitness Pyramid – Create a Pyramid with hoops. Starting with 5 then 4, 3, 2, and 1. Then place a pair of dice in each hoop. Create 5 relay lines with your class. On the signal, the first 2 students in each line go to the first line and take turns rolling the dice. The greater number moves up and the lower number runs a lap and then gets back into one of the relay lines. You can have them add, subtract, multiply, and use greater than or less than. Check out this example video! (Ms. Isler)

3. Number Battle – Create two teams. Each team has 3, 4, or 5 hoops with written number words in each hoop. Have numbers 1-10 in each hoop. On the signal, all the students on each team run to the other team’s hoop where the written numbers are and takes one to bring back to their hoops on the other side. On the way back they must find a poly spot (with numbers 1-10 written on them) that matches their number on the card and step on it before they can place it in their hoops. The team with the most numbered words at the end wins. You determine the length of time the game is played. Video Example (Mike Morris)

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15 Instant Activity Songs for Elementary PE

Posted 8 months ago - by Michael Beringer

One of my favorite parts of developing a quality Physical Education lesson is creating and researching quality ASAPs (aka Instant Activities) to begin my classes.

Over the years, I have found many types of awesome ASAPs. I feel one of the most neglected kinds are Movement Songs. Yes! I said MOVEMENT SONGS!!! They are great for early childhood grades. I personally have used movement songs all the way up to 2nd grade. They’re amazing for teaching listening skills, movement concepts, benefits of fitness, locomotor skills, etc.

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If you have been reading my past blogs, you’ll see that I love sharing professional development ideas. I love giving back because so many fellow professionals have helped me throughout my Physical Education teaching career. I remember early in my teaching career when I felt lost and helpless and there was always someone willing to help. Below I have shared a sample of Movement Songs I found throughout my 19 years of teaching K4 thru 8th grade Physical Education.

The top two movement song companies that I would recommend are The Learning Station and Greg & Steve. What makes them so great is that you can buy their CD’s and/or subscribe to their YouTube channels. Then you can either download the music on your phone or tablet and Bluetooth® it through an Ion® Block Rocker™ or you can use a tablet with a projector and use their videos on a white screen or on a white wall. 

 

Top 10 Instant Activity Songs by The Learning Station:

  1. Swimming Song – This song is great to use for teaching about movement concepts. Self & General Space, Tempos (slow, medium, and fast), and Levels (high, medium, low).
  2. Give me Ten – This song is great for teaching the importance of our muscles. I usually tell my students that our muscles help move our bodies, protect our bones, and help us push, pull, and move things. The song has the students do 10 reps of push-ups, sit-ups, and legs lifts.
  3. Jumping Jacks – This song is great for teaching the importance of heart health. The song has you do 4 rounds of jumping jacks. 
  4. Singing in the Rain – Great song for teaching a basic dance to children. It allows children to learn a dance in self space while learning the concept of mirroring.
  5. Can You Keep Your Balance? – Great song for teaching the concept and importance of balance. It has the children hold different balance poses for a given time period. 
  6. Physical Education – This song is great at teaching and reinforcing your student’s locomotor skills. 
  7. Gallop – This song is great for teaching the locomotor skill of galloping. It provides several opportunities to practice. I like to add different tempos during the song. 
  8. Monkey in the Middle – This song is great for teaching the different exercises you would like your students to know for the year. It also gives the students a chance to be leaders in the class. Use it for assessing your students on the 5 components of fitness.
  9. Move & Freeze – This song works well at the beginning of the year for teaching your classroom management expectations along with the concept of self-space, especially your stop and go commands. When the song says freeze, they freeze. 
  10. Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes – Great for teaching levels (low, medium, high) and body parts.

Top 5 Instant Activity Songs by Greg & Steve: 

  1. Animal Action #1 and #2 – Great song for teaching creative movement, tempos (slow, medium, and fast), and speeds (slow, medium, fast). Version 2 uses different animals.  
  2. The Balancing Act – Another song that helps with teaching the concept of balancing and why we need it, when we need it, and why it’s important.
  3. Beanbag Boogie #1 and #2 – Great song for teaching body parts, along with the concepts of levels (low, medium, and high). 
  4. Can't Sit Still – Great song to teach the importance of physical activity and why we should try to move every day for 60 minutes.
  5. The Freeze – Helps to teach listening skills, along with stopping and freezing for classroom management.

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Student-Led Instant Activities for Physical Education

Posted 10 months ago - by Michael Beringer

I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for ways to increase my students MVPA (Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity) time. Since my students receive Physical Education only once a week for 45 minutes, time is very precious. I don’t want it to be wasted. When I decided to start looking for quality instant activities or ASAP’S (Activity As Soon As Possible), I wanted them to infuse the 5 Components of Fitness, as well as, be able to expose my students to subject matter that they’re learning academically in their classrooms. Throughout my career, I have gathered quite a collection of integrated academic ASAP’S.

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I firmly believe in giving back to my profession of Physical Education. Many fellow Physical Education colleagues have helped me throughout the years, and I would like to help future Physical Education Specialists coming into this great profession. There needs to be more sharing of ideas whenever possible to ensure that best practices continue into the future. This will improve our profession and subject matter.  

Below I have shared 10 academic instant activities for you. You can either make them yourself, buy the book they are located in, or look up the website that they are featured on. I will admit they’re not all my original ideas. I have found these ideas through professional Physical Education conventions, PE books, social media, Internet websites, and a few I have created myself. These 10 activities are student-led Fitness/Academic infused instant activities that will require very little time to reproduce. I hope they are useful. Thank you for reading!

1.   Fitness Puzzles – Created by Me!

This activity is great for teaching Cooperation and Teamwork, as well as, any exercises you would like your students to learn. I use this activity at the beginning of the year to teach core exercises to my students that will be used throughout the year. This game also allows students to work together!! Put your students into predetermined groups around a packet of puzzle pieces. On the music, the groups put the puzzle pieces together. When they finish putting them together in a column, they perform the exercises. They can not start a new exercise until everyone in their group is finished with the previous one.

2.  Loco-motor Match – Created by Me!

An excellent activity to teach locomotor skills, as well, as basic math skills like odd/even, higher than/lower than, like numbers, etc. I have my students pair up down the midline of the gym. I spread out one set of number cards on one side and the other set numbered cards on the other. On the music, Each pair of students use a predetermined locomotor skill and head out to find matching numbers. When successful, they bring them back and continue until the time is up or the cards are gone.

 

3.   Dice Fun – Created by Me!

This activity can be done individually or in groups. It can also can be played with one die or two. Have the student or students roll the dice and have them either add, subtract, or multiply (if they multiply have them use the second digit of the answer).

 

4.   Fitness Grid – Created by Dr. Hinson

This is a great Dr. Curt Hinson activity. It can be bought on his website or you can create it yourself. Have the Fitness Grid sheets lying on the gym floor with two different colored dice before your students arrive. In what ever predetermined groups you put your students in, have each student take turns rolling the two different dice. For my grids, the dice are black and red. Just roll the dice and match the color and number of the die. Slide them together and perform the exercise. You decide how long they participate. 

 

5.   Fitnopoly – Created by Dr. Hinson

This activity is play just like a typical board game. Separate your class into groups and have them see who can get further and/or finish the game first. Each shape has a choice of two exercises in them. Make sure to have a pair of dice and some game pieces. These items can be easily found at the dollar store.

 

6.  Pass It Down – Great Activity Company

This activity is excellent if your students have assigned seats with rows. Just give the first person in each row a 5 Components of Fitness Pass It Down card and start the music. The leader reads the first activity on the list and performs that level of fitness for their row. The students in the row then copy the leader until the teacher says “Pass It Down”. That’s when the second person in the row performs the second exercise and everyone in the row copies. This activity is great for assessing and checking for understanding of the 5 Components of Fitness.  

 

7.   Pathway Cards – Great Activity Company

These cards are great for teaching pathways. Just hand each student a card as they enter and have them copy the pathway on the card. When they are finished just have them get a new one. I often combine this by reinforcing their locomotor skills and tempo skills.

 

 

8.   Line Graph and Bar Graph Workouts – Great Activity Company

These are great activities for incorporating math into your class. I give each student a card as they come into my class and they start exercising. I usually have them do one graph one week and the other graph next week. When they finish, they put the card in a bucket and get a new one from me. Sometimes I have them do the exercises with a partner, but it has to be a boy and girl group. 

 

9.  It's In the Cards – I originally got from Dr. Curt Hinson 

This is another great activity to get your students moving right as they enter the gymnasium. Just hand a playing card to each student as they enter the gym and they match their card to the It’s In The Cards key card. I usually just place several Key cards in cones throughout the gym. When they finish their exercise they just get a new card from me or from a predetermined location.

 

10.  Clock Warm-Up

This activity can be done many different ways, individually, with partners, pick a student one at a time, play music and go. Go to pecentral.org and print as many as you need, laminate them and your done. The students spin the hand and where it stops they perform the exercise. Great for teaching how to tell time. Also an awesome in the classroom activity!!! 

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PE Resources – The Books You Can't Live Without

Posted 11 months ago - by Michael Beringer


When I first started teaching Physical Education over 17 years ago, the only way to find new ideas, games, and activities for lesson planning was through collaboration with colleagues or purchasing books through P.E. equipment catalogs. I remember spending hours combing through various P.E. books looking for things I could use to teach K4 through 8th grade Physical Education.

In the process, I wasted a lot of time and money on books that weren’t worth it. The internet was just beginning, so the ability to search for quality resources was very limited. However, in today’s world the internet has changed everything. The way we search, research, and collaborate to find useful material has made books seem of little use. We can find information at anytime and from any place in the world. We can use desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones to gather information whenever we want instantly. However, books, of course, can still be very useful.

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Throughout my career, I have purchased numerous Physical Education books that have changed the way I teach today. Of course, I had to live and learn and waste money and time figuring out what was and wasn’t quality material. That is why I decided to create and share with all of you what I feel are the top quality Physical Education book resources that you should spend your hard earned money on!  These books are completely worth your time and money. I guarantee that you won’t regret adding these useful resources to your PE repertoire.  

1. Make It! Take It! by The Great Activity Publishing Company

A great resource for instant integration ASAPs. Just copy and use! 

2. Great Activity Magazine by The Great Activity Publishing Company

For just a few dollars a year receive this great PE Activity magazine subscription delivered to your door with activities for PE professionals from all over the country.

3. Physical Education Outside the Boxby Bud & Sue Turner

Here is another great resource for instant activities, as well as, skill related activities. What makes this a must in your PE tool box is every activity uses very little equipment, simple instructions, and minimal set-up time.

4. No Standing Around in my Gym by J.D. Hughes

This is a must have ready-to-use resource for teaching large classes! It is packed with 6 units, 70, games, 15 hints, and 39 special game variations.

  

5. No We Are Not Playing Dodgeball by Mike Bohannon

This book is a resource for fun, easy-to-use activities for promoting integration and fitness for all students. The book provides awesome warm-up, integration, and station ideas that get kids moving.

6. PE2theMax by J.D. Hughes

Another must have book for large classes! 

7. Spark byJohn J. Ratey, MD

A must have book for Physical Education Advocacy. Make sure to have your administrator read the first chapter!

8. SHAPE America Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education by SHAPE America

A must have resource that includes the National PE standards and outcomes that guide your instruction! This it non-negotiable!

9. No Gym? No Problem!- Physical Activities for Tight Spaces by Charmain Sutherland

This doesn’t need explaining. It is a lifesaver for every P.E. Specialist!

10. Journey Toward the Caring Classroom by Laurie S. Frank

This is a great resource for covering NASPE Standard 4 while building community in your classroom. I highly recommend!

 

11. Instant Activities Volume 1: Dice Games by Kevin Tiller

The title says it all! Easy to use with printable ready-to-use activities with math integration. Need I say more? 

12. The Great Games Handbook by Kevin Tiller

Recommended for skill based activities. This resource uses creativity to keep kids active and engaged. 

13. The First Six Minutes! by Hal Cramer

Here is another fantastic must have for getting your students active from the start. If you want to increase your students MVPA then get it now!

 

14. Phys. Ed. Fun & Fitness by Kevin Tiller

This book includes “Warm-up activities”, “Skill Builders”, and “QR Codes in P.E.”. The awesome part is that it includes reproducibles making it easy to implement. Love that!!

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Voxer: Instant PE Professional Development & Collaboration

Posted 1 year ago - by Michael Beringer

What is Voxer? 

Well simply put, it’s a walkie talkie app that lets you talk to anyone, anytime. All you need is the app, which can be downloaded for free on both iOS and Android devices. 

The app allows you to use voice, text, and photos in a group message. What’s great about this professional tool is that you can instantly communicate with Physical Education professionals from all over the world. Of course, there are upgrades that cost money, but the free subscription should get you what you need.  If you choose to upgrade, Voxer Pro is $3.99 a month or $29.00 a year and adds extras like larger group chats, share from Dropbox, increased storage, Walkie Talkie mode (instantly receive messages even when you’re not in the app) and downloading messages to your desktop or laptop.

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Learn more about Voxer on their Facebook or Twitter
 

Get started with Voxer in PE:

  1. Download the App and create a free account
    • Watch Jo Bailey’s (@LovePhyEd) YouTube Tutorial, #Physed Voxer Guide. She explains how to download the app and what you need to get started with this awesome professional development collaboration tool.
       
  2. Join PE Voxer groups
    • Find a list of great PE-related Voxer chats below or check out Mike Graham's (@pe4everykid) full list in the Google Doc, Physical Education Voxer Chat Groups
    • To join a group, just contact the administrator of the group on Voxer and let them know you’d like to be added. 
       

My Recommended PE Voxer Groups:

  • Adapted PE – Admin: mikegraham (Mike Graham)
  • Elementary PE Group – Admin: hbaert896 (Helena Baert)
  • Explain Everything – Admin: endli613 (Nick Endlich)
  • Field Day Chat – Admin: dcarne681 (Dave Carney)
  • Fitness Testing Chat – Admin: snelso9384 (Samantha Nelson)
  • Health Chat – Admin: jwamsl224 (Jenny Wamsley)
  • PE Technology Chat – Admin: bassett1976 (Matthew Bassett)
  • PE Large Group Classes – Admin: bpiril593 (Ben Pirillo)

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10 PE Professional Development Websites

Posted 1 year ago - by Michael Beringer

Professional development doesn't have to only be at the beginning of the year, or during staff meetings, or before or after school. 

In today's world of the Internet, Professional Development can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It can occur whenever you need it! 

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Let's say you're lesson planning and you need a new Five Levels of Fitness instant activity, or a new movement ativity to fit a certain skill you're teaching, or maybe you're looking for a new assessment tool, all you have to do is use the Internet!

The best part is, you don't have to spend countless hours looking for good quality resources, because I've done it for you. 

 

10 PE Websites for Professional Development

1. PE Universe

2. ThePhysicalEducator.com by Joey Feith and Mike Cicchillitti

3. Phys. Ed. Review by Kevin Tiller

4. PhysEd Games

5. Gopher PE Blog

6. TeachPhysEd by Coach Pirillo

7. Movement Matters by Michael Beringer

8. Bart Jones (YouTube)

9. Benjamin Pirillo (YouTube)

10. PE Links 4 U

 

Some of websites above offer free resources, while others do require you purchase the items. Of course, I prefer the free materials, however, if you don't mind spending a few dollars for something you really like, go for it!

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Why Should You Use Plickers in PE?

Posted 1 year ago - by Michael Beringer

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if all of our students had their own electronic device? 

If these devices aren’t available in your school then Plickers is definitely for you!

What are Plickers?

Plickers stands for “paper clickers.” They are 40 pre-made cards that let teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.

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Students are given or assigned a card to hold up to answer questions given by the teacher to check for understanding.

All the teacher has to do is scan the room with any IOS or Android device. Results are given instantly as to which students understand and which do not.  

The results can be shown for each individual student or you can have it show the overall percentage for the class.  

Get the pre-made Plickers cards for free! Or you can purchase a laminated set on Amazon for $20!

The Benefits of Plickers:

  • Easy to use
  • IOS- and Android-friendly (phone or tablet)
  • Totally free 
  • Infuses technology into your program
  • Quick and paper-less
  • Grades instantly – No grading at home
  • Allows you to plan questions ahead of time or on the fly
  • Great tool for pre-assessments, checks for understanding, polls, class surveys, and exit tickets
  • Free! (Print your free set)

 

Resources:

Check out the following tutorials for setting up and using Plickers!

  1. YouTube Plickers Tutorial by TeachPhysEd (Benjamin Pirillo)
  2. Plickers Blog Post by TeachPhysEd (Benjamin Pirillo)
  3. Plickers Blog Post by Phys. Ed. Review (Kevin Tiller)
  4. Plicker Questions Blog Post by Phys. Ed. Review (Kevin Tiller)

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Looking for P.E. Professional Development? Try Twitter!

Posted 1 year ago - by Michael Beringer

Looking for new professional development opportunities? What about a new activity or game idea? Maybe a place to connect with other Physical Education Teachers? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it's time for you to check out Twitter! Learn how to join the P.E. Community on Twitter in 3 easy steps below.

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If you're anything like me, you're skeptical. You're probably thinking, "How can Twitter help me get new ideas on lesson planning, assessments, integration, classroom management, etc.?" Well, it certainly can! Twitter has a huge online Physical Education community. The internet allows us to collaborate with other P.E. Specialists like never before. We can now find fellow educators not just in our district, state, and nation, but globally with the use of social media, specifically Twitter.

As you probably know, finding professional development for the Physical Education professional can be difficult. When I first started teaching Physical Education over 16 years ago, all I had was books, district colleagues, and local workshops. Today the internet has made it easier than ever to improve your teaching. However, YOU have to want to improve your craft! 

 

3 Steps for Joining the P.E. Twitter Community:

  1.   Watch or read a short Twitter tutorial for getting started and creating an account. Check out these great tutorials!

  2. Connect with these awesome P.E. Twitter Professionals!


    Don't forget these guys too!

    • @GopherSport

    • ​​@physed_Pomeroy

    • @JoeyFeith

    • @bdovore7

    • @GHSaysRockChalk

    • @@pk_lv2teachpe

    • @JohnJonesPE

    • @LovephyEd

  3. Start tweeting!! See you on Twitter at @PEberingmx!

 

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