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Using Technology and the Ecological Model of Constraints to Develop Story-Based Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
– Claire Mowling, Kristi Menear, Ayla Dennen, & Jeanine Fittipaldi
The purpose of this article is (1) to describe the use of technology-based story movies (social stories) as a method of delivering story-based interventions; (2) provide information on how to script social stories suitable for children with autism spectrum disorder in physical education; and (3) explain how ecological theory and constraints can assist in the development and delivery of social stories.
An Integration of Mobile Applications into Physical Education Programs
– Hyeonho Yu, Pamela Kulinna, & Kent Lorenz
This article provides an overview of technology use in physical education and specifically identifies physical education and physical activity applications that teachers might find useful. An example of how mobile applications can work directly with the sport education is also provided to assist the readers with their own implementation plan. Finally, ideas for how to integrate mobile apps into a PE program are discussed.
Swim to the Top: A University Partnership Focused on Enhancing Swimming Competency in African American Youth
– Benjamin Schwamberger & Zachary Wahl-Alexander
Swim to the Top (S3T) was created with the primary objective of developing stronger swimming skills in African American children. This article describes how the S3T program was created, shares the challenges that were faced throughout its inception, and illuminates the experiences from the program with the hope that future programs will spawn from the current one.
9 Square in the Air: Not Your Parents Traditional 4-Square Game
– David Barney & Amber Hanson
This article examines the rules, implementation and benefits of the game 9 Square in the Air in physical education. Teachers will find tips for implementing this game at all levels and drills that will help their students find increasing success. This game supports all concepts of a comprehensive school physical activity program as well as the National Standards for physical education.
THEORY INTO PRACTICE
Considerations When Choosing a Fitness Tracking Device
– Shelley L. Holden & Timothy M. Baghurst
Fitness trackers help people to be more mindful of their fitness, but what exactly are the exercise guidelines for Americans, and what should consumers look for when selecting a fitness tracker? This article provides useful information for educators to get the best bang for their buck when looking to purchase fitness trackers for their classes.
ADVOCACY IN ACTION
Advocating for Student Health Through Grassroots Curricular Development
– Jeanne M. Barcelona & Julia Goetten
One strategy for creating a healthy school culture is to integrate health concepts into core subject areas. In this article, a health and wellness coordinator and a curriculum specialist explain the meticulous process and discoveries that led to the development of a district-specific health curriculum.
Fitness Fun with a Nutritional Twist!
– Kristie Lynch
The purpose of this article is to describe how to integrate nutrition concepts into physical education activities that include aspects of health- and/or skill-related fitness and relevant nutritional information. Three activities, which are applicable to K-12 physical education classes, are showcased.