Saturday, May 5, 2007

Great Resource: Teachers' Daily Activity Website

A great teaching resource is now available online providing teachers access to a great new tool to assist in getting elementary students up and moving. It's called the Daily Physical Activity website.

Provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education it is designed to support teachers in their efforts to increase a student's level of physical activity.

This new tool, the Daily Physical Activity website is now available to help teachers, principals, and leaders in health and physical education make these 20 minutes of physical activity a fun, safe and healthy part of the day.

Video clips of actual lessons

This new tool provides video clips of students participating in physical activities showing how DPA can be done in the classroom, gymnasium, multipurpose areas, and the outdoors, as well as, warm-up and cool-down activities, including a range of stretches, descriptions and mini clips of how to move in a variety of ways (e.g., skipping). The website uses the most recent internet technology to show students and teachers in action. All in all, it's a great tool to support the implementation of daily physical activity and to get students moving!