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Im a teacher in a small country school in Victoria, Australia. I teach Physical Education and Information Technology. Although im not teaching any IT subject i am interested in using web 2.0 tools to heighten the educational experience for my students

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Give a PE Teacher at your school a kick start...PLEASE

Posted on January 24, 2011 at 10:41pm 0 Comments

As im sure a lot of you are aware, Phys Ed teachers are notorious for being dinosaurs, often stuck in the past and refusing to accept new ways of moving their craft forward. If you know someone who could benefit by reading the easy to follow eBook I have prepared, please forward them the info below.


"The book is titled ’100+ ways to use technology in Physical Education’ and is a compilation of articles and ideas which have yet to be published on this blog, as well as…


Wearing a Nintendo Wiimote to Record PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Posted on December 14, 2010 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

During 2011 I will be conducting a laboratory activity with senior physical education students that focuses on using subjective and objective measures of physical activity. Some of the common measures include

  • Self Reports such as diaries and logbooks
  • Heart Rate monitors
  • Pedometers

However the senior VCE Physical Education course requires students to understand how accelerometers could also be used to analyse physical activity. This is a big…


How To Run A 3D Maths Test

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 4:24am 0 Comments

As some of you may be aware I have been teaching a maths unit this semester, which although is out of my usual subject area of Phys Ed, Is probably shaping up to be one of my favourite classes. The unit is called ‘Space and Measurement’ and basically focuses on teaching perimeter, area and volume with a really strong emphasis on making the lessons hands on. With that last point in mind Ive tried to steer clear of the traditional approach to teaching maths and have moved towards running… Continue

Awesome Fun with a Bluetooth File Server In My Classroom and how you can do the same

Posted on February 16, 2009 at 3:18am 1 Comment

Today during my senior Outdoor & Environmental Studies class we begun looking at the different motivations or reasons people choose to participate within outdoor experiences in natural environments. This part of the course is usually quite exciting as it lets the students share their own experiences. Anyway I’ve been looking for a genuine reason to utilise a Blue tooth server within the classroom and today was always going to be a great opportunity, here’s how it happened

I… Continue

Video Tutorial on How To Use a Nintendo Wiimote Whiteboard in your Classroom

Posted on December 15, 2008 at 3:00am 3 Comments

Hey everyone thought id share how ive been using a nintendo wiimote whiteboard in my classes. The video also explains how to go about setting it up and a few other helpful hints and tips. I seriously recommend taking the time to investigate this low cost option futher even if you have tonnes of Interactive Whiteboards in your school.

In the video i show you how you can easily use it in conjunction with bluetooth and mobile… Continue

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At 8:00pm on November 25, 2008, Lucy Barrow said…
Hi Jarrod! Great to see you again at VITTA. Hope you enjoyed your day at VITTA. Hope this is the start of many more conferences for you! I haven't been on Classroom 2.0 for a looong time. Am in Ning session at the moment being run by Helen Otway. Just went to a great session about iPhone apps in education....soooo exciting! All the best for the end of Term 4 Jarrod!
At 5:06am on September 22, 2008, Mobbsey said…
No, issue seems to be happening on mine too. Odd. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Will have to have a play and see what I can figure out!
At 5:36am on September 15, 2008, Mobbsey said…
I've done just that - I'm just a bit snowed under tonight catching up on paperwork - major reporting period for our senior students atm...that and I'm a bit Skype shy :P
At 3:04am on September 15, 2008, Mobbsey said…
Yeah, I should pay better attention :P I'm in QLD, just drooling over your set up
At 12:54am on September 15, 2008, Mobbsey said…
Love the website! Will have a closer look a bit later on. What State are you teaching in?
At 9:33am on September 5, 2008, Fred Mindlin said…
Check out VoiceThread
At 5:44am on September 5, 2008, kosh said…
Hi, i am online at the moment. I just sent you something on skpe.


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