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WORDS OF WISDOM
ALLEGHENY/HYDE PARK ELEMENTARY
LEECHBURG , PA. 15656

CHECK BELOW TO TRY OUT THESE TWO NEW INTERACTIVE DEVICES THAT EXPAND THE TECHNOLOGY ISSUE TO A HIGHER DEGREE AND ENHANCE THE OVERALL EDUCATION OF THE WHOLE CHILD .
CHECK OUT THIS FOLLOWING LINK TO ENHANCE THE PUBLIC RELATIONS AREA FOR STUDENTS , FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY:
http://www.shockwave.com
This web site will direct you to the PHOTO JAM download that will place a dynamic desktop slideshow that uses an interactive view of your students in action. You may edit the way it can be presented that may be accompanied with music . This will be a great way to highlight the students and make a technological impression with P.R. benefits. Follow the instructions from the Shockwave homepage .
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CUE CAT : ENGINEERING your DIGITAL FUTURE
The cue cat takes the work out of searching the web . With one swipe it reads any product code and instantly transports you to the corresponding web page. WHAT IS IT? A device that looks like a mouse(plastic) with two connectors . Here is what you do :
   Disconnect the keyboard cable from your computer
   Connect the male connector on the CUE CAT into the computer's keyboard port.
   Match up the notch key for easy insertion
   Connect the keyboard cable to the female connector on the CUE CAT
   This may also be used with your TV
   Go to a RADIO SHACK store to get the CUE CAT..free(but ask first)
   Download the necessary software that comes with the CUE CAT
   Just swipe a UPC code such as :
Soda cans
Price tags
Canned foods
Tools
Soap packages
Cereal Boxes
Gum
Magazines/newsletters. business reprts
Books
Records
Tapes
CD'S
Videos
HOW TO SWIPE:
   Hold Cat between forefinger and thumb like a pencil and place the CAT's nose on the :C symbol
   Align the cat's paws
   Move the Cat quickly from right to left...try again just in case
   NOTE: keep device in contact with the symbol throughout the swipe for an accurate reading
EXTRA THOUGHTS:
1. Activate your software
2. Must be online
3. Get code Online button
4. Not sure then go to http://www.crq.com
5. Check with Radio Shack
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Smart Board : Is an interactive , multi-media device that uses a projector , lap top or PC that can be utized with a slight tapping on the board - this is the mouse. Of course, the keyboard may be used from the lap top or pulling down a tools menu from the Smart Board program to type from there. A keyboard shows on the screen. There is a notebook that uses text with a sensitive pen in four colors . An eraser is used and the information can be saved for future use. Here are the techniques used in a step by step process for better understanding:
   Attach appropriate cables into the lap top/PC(an in-service tech person will show the details)
   Download the program(tech does it if you need help)
   Turn on the projector and computer
   Touch Smart Driver(icon) to set up pressure points by touching arrows listed on the board
   Work on or offline
   The board comes on wheels and easily moved
HERE ARE WAYS TO USE THE SMART BOARD:
POWER POINT PRESENTATION
SLIDE SHOWS
   Step by step skill analysis
   Digital Pics of the studnets in action
   Show students in appropriate behavior(character education)
FITNESS ANALYSIS(HEALTH/middle or high school)
   Profile
   Physical condition
   Goals and interests
   Personality profile
   Nutrition
   Exercise questionnaire
   Cardiovascular
   Flexibility
In less than 10 seconds you receive the very best recommendations , based on the answers:
http://www.sports-media.org
Click on FITNESS  ANALYSIS from that homepage after clicking on lessons/coaching help.
FLASHCARDS:
I have another homepage at: http://www.schoolnotes.com/15656/gerc.html
There is a flash card link there that I used for my presentation for Elementray teachers that can be used for station work with pics to help the students understand their directions and tasks. Feel free to put anything in for your own class. To make your own class page go to http://www.schoolnotes.com
HEALTH&FITNESS CALCULATOR:
   Blood pressure
   Body mass
   Heart rate
   Body fat
The student fills in the appropriate empty boxes and the measurements are calculated on a personal or group level
http://www.sports-media.org
Integration
   Metric system for Internet challenges
   Core subject with math
   Travel buddies
1. Social studies
2. Language Arts
3. Science
4. Reading
5. Character education
SPORTS SKILLS(Smart Board notebook/ or Internet)
   Teach offense /defense
   Step by step skill progression
   Vocabulary
   Station work
   Digital pics of students/ circuit work
CALCULATE FITNESS ASSESMENTS
   Aerobic testing
Heart rate
Walkport calculator
Treadmill
Cycle test
   Body composition
   Skinfold calculator
   Blood cholestrol
   Muscle strength
push up calculator
sit up calculator
one -rep max calculator
   Flexibility
Sit and reach calculator
http://www.sports-media.org
SPREADSHEETS
DATABASE
GRADESHEETS
ROPE JUMPING DEMOS
VOCABULARY
   http://www.innerbody.com
Muscles
Bones
Body Systems
Body mechanics
Physiology
Anatomy
VIRTUAL HOMEWORK
   quizzes
   puzzles
   word games
   Interactive games(integration)
VIRTUAL REALITY
   http://www.exploratorium.com
Sports/ integration with virtual demos on hockey and baseball
   http://pe.central.vt.edu
Click on Sport websites and frisbee for a virtual drill and technique show on Ultimate frisbee with moving players.
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   http://www.netfit.co.uk/netfit.htm
200 fitness exercises
30 different workouts
Strecthing advice
Video clips
BE.....................................................
CREATIVE
IMAGINATIVE
ENTHUSIASTIC
OPEN MINDED
COMPUTER LITERATE



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