Icon-add-to-playlist Icon-download Icon-drawer-up
Share this ... ×
By ...
Blabbermouth 101-SOLO Taxonomy
August 21, 2016 05:38 PM PDT
itunes pic

The structure of observed learning outcomes (SOLO) taxonomy is a model that describes levels of increasing complexity in student's understanding of subjects. It was proposed by John B. Biggs and K. Collis.

Five Levels of Understanding:

Pre-structural – The task is not attacked appropriately; the student hasn’t really understood the point and uses too simple a way of going about it.

Uni-structural – The student's response only focuses on one relevant aspect.

Multi-structural – The student's response focuses on several relevant aspects but they are treated independently and additively. Assessment of this level is primarily quantitative.

Relational – The different aspects have become integrated into a coherent whole. This level is what is normally meant by an adequate understanding of some topic.

Extended abstract – The previous integrated whole may be conceptualised at a higher level of abstraction and generalised to a new topic or area.

For more information on SOLO Taxonomy checkout pamhook.com

Thank you to Justin Schleider, Jo Bailey, Lynn Burrows and Jorge Rodriguez

Starting off your School Year
August 14, 2016 08:46 PM PDT
itunes pic

Starting off your School Year
Show notes:

Catch a Brain Wave CD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1spJn2oXNmc

Walking Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU1W1HdfavI

Have Fun Teaching (YouTube Channel)

Pre K:

Mark D Pencil - https://youtu.be/QIzRGPzHbMk?list=PL9TNWkKPkRU_IGAmZcqFvdoMhnU9fpGkt
Greg and Steve - https://youtu.be/j24_xH5uvdA?list=PLcUfUpoeM0iU-Vum2ZdlYATfGiYZMV58B

Upper elementary and middle school:

Scavenger hunt app: Click-a-Clue

Seesaw for digital portfolios

Google Form for student questionnaire

Blabbermouth-TGfU 101
August 07, 2016 09:08 PM PDT
itunes pic

Teaching Games for Understanding 101 with Seth Martin.

Additional show notes:

The Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach was developed by researchers at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom to tap into children’s inherent desire to play. Bunker and Thorpe (1982) developed TGfU around the concept of teaching kids games by playing games.

Blabbermouth-1st Week Back to School
August 05, 2016 02:17 PM PDT
itunes pic

Blabbermouth is a live talkshow hosted by Justin Schleider, Nick Endlich, Andy Milne and Adam Llevo. Check it out live on blab.im every Monday night at 9:00pm EST.

Digital Portfolios with Seesaw
August 01, 2016 12:00 PM PDT
itunes pic

Seesaw empowers students of any age to independently document what they are learning at school.

Students capture learning with photos and videos of their work, or by adding digital creations. Everything gets organized in one place and is accessible to teachers from any device.

Student work can be shared with classmates, parents, or published to a class blog. Seesaw gives students a real audience for their work and offers parents a personalized window into their child's learning.


National Physical Education and School Sport Institute with Artie Kamiya
July 24, 2016 01:31 PM PDT
itunes pic


Artie Kamiya was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Overweight as an elementary school child, he was often subjected to many of the negative aspects of traditional physical education (i.e., being selected last for teams, not doing well in relays, etc.). However, he was fortunate to have been encouraged through a strong junior high physical education program and slowly became interested in the sport of gymnastics. He competed in high school, collegiate level (Los Angeles City College, Cal State LA), and at the 1972 National NCAA Gymnastics Championships on the rings.
Upon receiving a Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) degree from the University of North Carolina, he worked as an elementary physical education teacher for Wake County Public Schools (Raleigh, NC). While in this position, he was able to become involved in curriculum writing, presenting, and other leadership activities. In 1983, he was hired by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as a Physical Education Consultant. In 1996, he was promoted to the Section Chief for Arts and Healthful Living. In this position, he directed a cadre of 11 professionals representing the Arts (Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Theatre Arts) and Healthful Living (Health, Physical Education, Athletics, Driver Education). From 2001-2005, he was the Senior Administrator for K-12 Healthful Living Education for Wake County Schools. He was recognized in 2004 as the National Physical Education Administrator of the Year.
Kamiya has been called one of the "nation's leading experts for K-12 health and physical education." He is the President & Founder of the Great Activities Publishing Company, a company known for their innovative K-12 PE publications, services, and workshops. His work has appeared on numerous ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox TV affiliates, as well as on National Public Radio and in USA Today.
He retired from public service in 2005, but continued to follow his passion as a health and physical education advocate through his work within the Great Activities Publishing Company. He was recognized by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education as the 2007 "Joy of Effort" Award winner. He and his family live in Durham, North Carolina.

Student-centered PE with Jo Bailey
July 18, 2016 10:07 AM PDT
itunes pic


Jo Bailey (Wisconsin) – (www.lovephyed.blogspot.com) Jo Bailey has been recognized as one of the leading physical education technophiles. This high school physical educator has taught in England, Hong Kong, and most recently at Everest Senior High in Wisconsin. As a technology maven, Jo is the consumate early-adopter of PE gadgets large and small.

Social Justice with Dr. Martha James Hassan
July 10, 2016 08:21 PM PDT
itunes pic


Dr. Martha James-Hassan (Maryland) – (mjameshassan@gmail.com) Dr. Martha James-Hassan is the nation’s leading researcher, teacher, and leader in the field of Academic Language use in physical education and health. With over 20 years of experience in urban education as a teacher and administrator, Martha maintains a very busy schedule presenting and consulting across the United States. Dr. James-Hassan is on the faculty at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Naomi Hartl
July 05, 2016 04:14 PM PDT
itunes pic

Naomi Hartl has a passion for physical education and all things tech infused. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education. She taught for four years in Saskatchewan, Canada and has relocated to Oregon, USA.
In her pursuit to push the profession forward and to advocate for quality physical education, she started a new career as the PE Development & Technology Specialist for SPARK Programs in January 2015.
She currently serves as the Secretary for the Oregon Society of Health and Physical Educators, and is a co-collaborator on PHYSEDagogy.com. Naomi leads the Innovation Team with SPARK Development Director Jeff Mushkin.
Follow Naomi on Twitter at @MissHartl

Blabbermouth-Death of the Twitter Chat?
June 30, 2016 02:31 PM PDT
itunes pic

Blabbermouth-Death of the Twitter Chat?

Checkout SlowChatPE.WordPress.com

Q1: Do you participate in Twitter chats? Why?

Q2: Has your participation of Twitter chats increased or decreased in the past 6 months? Why?

Q3: What makes a great Twitter chat?

Q4: What is the limitation or negatives of a Twitter chat?

Q5: What are your favorite Twitter chats?

Next Page