World Class Physical Education

I am always looking for new innovative strategies to develop my own practice, but also to discover ways to share this with colleagues. My Pocket account is always full of articles that have been shared by colleagues on Twitter or that I have found on the internet. This is all very well for my own…

Loughborough University #Physed Teacher Education Conference

On 27th June 2013, I presented at the Loughborough University Teacher Education Conference for partnership schools, mentors and ITT co-ordinators. This was a great opportunity to share how technology can be used to enhance teacher training within the Loughborough partnership. Other presentations by @misskjwilson also ensured mentors and ITT co-ordinators left feeling inspired. If you…

Innovative ICT in Education at Loughborough University

On the 11th June I presented to PE PGCE students at Loughborough University on the use of innovative technology in education – and more specifically within PE. The aim of the session was to share innovative ICT practice from across the world with a motivated and inspired group of trainee teachers. The session was worth…

Back to Basics: Learning Objectives in Education 2

To continue the ‘Back to Basics’ series, I am going to revisit learning objectives after the original post back in January (https://mrwickenspe.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/back-to-basics-learning-objectives-in-physed/). Back in January I spoke about building learning objectives around a specific format: To be able to…Verb/Adjective/Context Since then, I have been introduced to another learning objective prefix that includes learning outcomes for…

#PEGeeks Blooms Collaboration

To continue on from my blog post earlier this week – ‘Back to Basics: Learning Objectives in #PhysEd‘ – I would like to collaborate with #PEGeeks to compose a list of PE specific Blooms Taxonomy outcome verbs. You can find the online Google document here where you can start doing what #PEGeeks do best – COLLABORATE!

Back to Basics: Learning Objectives in Education

In this series of short blog posts (‘Back to Basics’), I plan to share a number of basic teaching tips that I have come across on my ITT course.   Learning objectives are ‘statements that describe what a learner will be able to do as a result of learning’. We use them everyday and schools…

The Collaborated Dropbox

Back in June I blogged about the collaboration between Physical Education educators world wide in the #PEBible and #GCSEPE Dropbox folders (#PEBible to #GCSEPE). In essence, teachers, researchers and coaches are sharing hundred of resources and lesson plans to share good practice and pedagogy with like minded individuals. Since that post, a number of other…

Top Blogs for CPD in Education

Since joining Twitter (almost exactly) a year ago, I have come across so many outstanding blogs to read my Pocket ‘queue’ is overloaded with great articles to catch up on all the time. As I type, I have 7 blogs to read in my ‘queue’, and that is after already reading 6 this evening. The…

Apps in the Classroom: Coach’s Eye

Yes the ‘Apps in the Classroom’ series is back after a long break! One App I regularly use in my classroom is the Coach’s Eye App (@coachseye) from TechSmith – I have previously blogged about the use of the App (‘Student Sports Scientists‘) in the classroom. Coach’s Eye provides and excellent, portable video analysis tool…

#PEBible to #GCSEPE

What a great idea, a bible for PE resources shared by a number of PE teachers around the globe. This shared folder is on the ever popular online ‘cloud’ called Dropbox. I wish I could claim responsibility for this, but it was created by Peter Gamble (@coachpvg) in early 2012. Now I have joined #PEBible,…

Our School Olympics 2012

Just in case you have missed it, London will be hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in August. One of the promises of from Lord Seb Coe was to increase sporting participation within schools across the country and many schools are taking this opportunity to engage students in the Olympics and sport in general….