Children's Technology and Engineering

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 3, March

Combining Movement and Academics
There is a huge movement to add more physical activity to the school day, not just in physical education but in the classroom as well. The Let's Move in School initiative is supported by the White House: www.letsmoveinschools.org. First Lady Michelle...
Ideas for Integrating Technology Education into Everyday Learning
For the past three decades, developed countries such as the United States have been following an unhealthy trend. Currently, 16-33 percent of our own nation's children are considered obese. The invention of our beloved video games and handheld tech...
Integrate Technology and Physical Education through Blogs and Web 2.0
introduction Over the past decade, "blogging" has become a computer activity that has gained popularity throughout the world. It seems as though nearly everyone has a blog--homemakers, students, athletes, and more--where they can share thoughts,...
Integrating STEM into the Gym for Physical Education
READY, SET, MOVE--and LEARN! Exercising brains and bodies ... gearing up my physical education class with STEM or STEAM and other subjects has changed the way I teach. As a veteran teacher of 23 years, I have taught high school, middle school, and...
Integrative Education: Focus on PE/Health
This issue of CTE presents the integration of physical education with STEM. The activity movement has embraced the Internet and has many websites that offer help to teachers who want to keep students active while learning to use technology. These sites...
Move Your Bodies: Technology in Physical Education and Health
Robert P. Pangrazi. (2006). Dynamic physical education for elementary school children, 15th Ed. [Hardcover]. ISBN-13: 978-0805379082; $34.99 new/5.00 used summary Did you know that you can create your own games, sports, and outdoor adventures--not...
New Horizons: Health, Physical Education, Technology, and Engineering
The importance of maintaining adequate physical activity and understanding personal health is critical to students both in the United States and abroad. While there are a number of well-known careers like "coach" and "physical education teacher," there...
Paper Towers to SAFE Human Towers
Children love to build and engineer in the classroom, so we added one more step--we extended it to the gym. We built paper towers in the classroom using a buddy system of fifth graders and kindergarteners. After they learned about structures and foundations,...
Pedal Power!
Several years ago I attended a fitness night at a local elementary school. Little did I know that it was not only a night of health and fitness, but also Children's Engineering. As I made my way through the exhibits, I stumbled upon an ingenious...
Physical Education and Technology
This issue of CTE is unique In that it offers a glimpse at some exciting projects initiated by physical education teachers, who have been using technology to motivate their students to become active and healthy. Promoting good health and physical activity...
Structure Relay
When I was a kid, music, art, library, and physical education (PE) were activities that were very different from my general classroom experience. The activities I did in those classes were completely removed, both physically and instructionally, from...