Pedometer Power

Document Sample
Pedometer Power Powered By Docstoc
					 Pedometer Power

Casandra Waller, Elementary Physical Education
              Fitness Testing
Physical fitness testing is currently the most common form of evaluating a
student’s fitness level. Evaluation should be more focused on identifying
who is physically inactive (Beighle, Pangrazi, Vincent, 2001)

Educating students on how to evaluate their own physical activity levels
helps promote being physically active for life. Give the students the key
to be successful as they grow
Measuring Physical Activity
- Self monitoring               - Accelerometers
- Self-report questionnaires    - Pedometers
- Heart rate monitors

Pedometers measure distance walked/run, daily steps, calories
expended, and duration of activity

Pedometers can not measure frequency or intensity!!
              Uses of Pedometers
-To teach students

-To improve teaching

-To improve the program

- To increase awareness

- To increase activity levels
               Specific Needs
Number of Pedometers and Why?
Should have one for every child. When ordering, should order an
additional 20%. ie - A class of 30 should order 36 pedometers.
You might want to give them to students to take home for an
assignment, but to also have flexibility in the activities you can teach.

Pedometer Costs and Recommendations
Pedometers can range from $6 to $40. Ordering in bulk is always
cheaper. Funds can be obtained through PTA, business partners,
universities, grants, etc.
Brands: Yamax, Walk 4 Life, Accusplit
       Establishing a Routine
- First discuss how they work, why they are appropriate for PE
- Distribute pedometers, allow students to wear it the correct way, stress
 to not shake it or reset them.
- Have a master list of which pedometer is assigned to which student
- Have a retrieval area where all the students know to return the pedometers to
        Pedometer Activities
Elementary (4-5)
- Frisbee Golf            - Scavenger Hunt           - Moving Across America
- Orienteering            - General Activities       - Design a Route

Middle School (6-8)
- Frisbee Golf            - Student Designed Orienteering
- Baseline Step Count     - Hypothesis Testing

High School (9-12)
- Self Designed Frisbee Golf       - Self Designed Scavenger Hunt/Orienteering
- Peer Teaching                    - Goal Setting
- Hypothesis Testing               - Individual Intervention Programs
               Session Activity
Frisbee Golf
- Get into teams of 3-4 (one frisbee per person)
- Each team may start at a different cone, but try to reach all cones
- How ever many throws it takes you to have your frisbee contact the
 cone, count that as your score on your score card.
- Tally your score at the end. Player with the lowest score, wins.

Scavenger Hunt
- Get into teams of 3-4 (one scavenger sheet per team)
- Your team must stay together the ENTIRE TIME! Read each clue, head to
 where the clue takes you, collect one of the items in that location.
- When finished, bring all items collected to teacher for check off. Write on
 your team sheet how many steps each teammate took.