Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Did You Know? - PE Version

Barry Bachenheimer gave an assignment to his grad students recently:

This past week, our topic has been the idea of "What skills do students need to be successful in the 21st century?" In addition to some rich discussion, the class viewed Did You Know, read excerpts from Daniel Pink's A Whole New Mind, and read excerpts from Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat.

The "homework assignment" I assigned for the class last week was:

Thinking about Friedman, Pink, Fisch, and the other authors and ideas you've been exposed to in class this week, create your own "mash up" video in the form of "Did You Know" or "180". The video has no set length but should question, ponder, expose, consider, inform any of the ideas from this class that you would want to share. You can select who your "audience" would be; a colleague, your department, your school, your principal, this class, the world. etc.
Once I got over seeing "Friedman, Pink and Fisch" in the same sentence, my favorite was this one by Lindsey. I really like the first line:
Did You Know . . . If we don't teach our children to take care of themselves now, they won't be around for the jobs that don't exist yet.
She then goes on to make a great argument for the importance and necessity of physical education in our schools.

This is from YouTube, so LPS students you'll need to view at home, staff you'll need to use your overrides.

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