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Teacher: Amy Mangels who teaches at Lowes Island Elementary School in Sterling, VA. Amy Mangels can be contacted at amangels@aol.com.

Name of Best Practice: PE Video Slide Show

Rationale/Purpose of Event: To promote your PE program during special events throughout the year. Examples may include: Back to School Night (end of Sept); (American Education Week (Nov); Healthy Hearts Week (Feb); National Sport and Physical Education Week (May); Field Days (end of year)

Suggested Grade Level: K-12

Materials Needed: Digital or quick take camera, one video tape, your favorite music

PE Video Slide Show

During various class activities and warm-ups capture students "in action" using the camera. Choose your favorite slide to show from the camera and set up a slide show in the software program Claris Works. I chose to capture warm-ups, lessons, and fitness testing on camera for my first slide show. You can project this onto the screen and put your favorite song in the CD drive and choreograph to you favorite music, using VCR cable tape onto a video cassette and you have it forever! Be sure to tape it over a couple of times so that you don't have to keep rewinding.

At the beginning of each class I would rewind and hit play when my new class came. Classes loved each slide show and teachers would have their class come sit in the cubby hall across from the gym and eat snacks and watch. If possible, keep it in a visible place. Parents enjoyed it as well as it captured and showed them what Physical Education is really all about!

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Posted on PEC: 10/6/2001 and has received 79 votes.

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