Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Def Jam

Brilliant! Time for reflection....

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How to Train your Dragon

I just went to see the new Dreamworks movie, "How to train your Dragon," and it was amazing! The movie is based off a book by Cressida Cowell and is a fantastic story of Hiccup, the first viking who wouldn't kill a dragon. His village and Father were disappointed in his non-viking qualities, but despite all the animosity that surrounded him, he followed his heart and became the first viking to train and ride a dragon. Seriously, such a great movie. Yes, it's main audience is children but the story, 3D effects, and visuals were all brilliant, making it enjoyable for all ages. Anyway, check it out. I promise that you'll love it! :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

256 Bulletin Board

For my 256 experience, I created a bulletin board as a "gift" to my host school. Since the unit included the Sports Education Model for Volleyball at the middle school, I took the opportunity to write out the jobs, the rules, and the rotations so that the students could reference it. My host teachers loved the posters and ended up laminating them for future use... check it out...

My Animoto

I put a quick animoto video together of a few pictures from my PED201 field experience at St. Mary's, my EDU 256 experience at Niskayuna middle school, and some from being a lab assistant... All of the pictures bring back great memories from my experiences, and I can't wait to have more! Enjoy...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Fun Theory

Here is a video I stumbled across recently... the theory behind it is that "the easiest way to change people's behavior for the better is by making it fun to do." This definitely applies to PE in that kids are more willing to be active if they are having fun...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

After an adventurous video shoot, we finally had our footage and it was off to the editing board... it's a gem.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Oh baby you got those reflexes

Final cut of our song about infant reflexes! Music Video in the works...


The palmer's grasp is in the first four months
you wrap your fingers around but you don't use your thumb
When you move my head, my body goes too
it's called righting and you better see that fool

Another kind of righting is when you move my body
My head will go with it, i swear that to you mommy (MOOMY)
In the first four month's, when you stroke my sole
the babinski makes me extend my toes

after four months, the plantar reflex is found
once you touch my feet, my toes curl round
when i'm tipped backwards I try to stay upright
i'm doing the pull-up, to keep my figure tight

The sucking reflex is when i am really hungry
I search for nourishment from my big mommy
The palmer mandibular makes me close my eyes
if you touch my palms my mouth opens real wide

(Chorus x3)
Oh baby you, got those reflexes
but you say it's postural
but you say it's primitive

When mommy holds me over the water I start to swim
it's a reflex i can't control, i move my every limb
When my daddy holds me up like superman
i extent my legs and arms, and i brace so i can land

The fencing reflex makes my limbs extend
but only on one side, i look like the heisman
When moro is involved, i flex my legs and arms
Then I'll extend them with a smile, i have so much charm

Crawling has some cool reflexes too
i bend my knees, my arms reach out, i make it look cool
when I'm being held up on a surface that's flat
my weight goes forward and i primary step that

when i am tilted sideways, I do the Labyrinthine
my head wants to upright so it makes me align
just like the labyrinthine, but uprighting with my eyes
it's called the optical, it should come as no surprise

Thank you for listening to our baby song
We hope you like our diapers, its better than a thong

(Chorus x3)
Oh baby you, got those reflexes
but you say it's postural
but you say it's primitive