Becky Foellmer
Mar 21, 2017

Quizizz Fitness Activity

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This is an idea similar to Adam's "Fitness Kahoot", but played with another "gameshow"-type website - quizizz.com. For this activity, students can be in pairs at a particular station with a Chromebook. They would start the Quizizz and, before answering the first question, they have to run, hop, skip, etc. down and around a cone and back before they can answer the question.  They could choose to wait and see what the next question is before running, hopping, etc. if they want to, giving them a chance to think about the answer while they are on the move.  But they can't answer the next question until both complete the activity. 

If you do this "whole-class", you could even use an activity spinner like this: https://www.classtools.net/random-name-picker/29_XLmZmF that you could spin periodically and instantly change what they have to do.

 

As for the topic of the Quizizz, there are many that have been pre-created. Just go to quizizz.com, log in (I always use "log in with Google" because it's much quicker than manually creating an account) and do a search for "Health" or "Physical Education". You will get a ton of options that you can use. Using a more specific search works well, too, such as "Aerobics". If you "duplicate" the Quizizz, you can change it as needed and quickly and easily use the "Homework" feature and post it in Google Classroom (there is a link right in Quizizz to "Share on Google Classroom".)

 

This is a great way to work on the cognitive side of things, while also keeping MVPA in mind.

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  • Becky Foellmer
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    It is very simple to use a QR code for students to access a GIF.  Just upload the GIFS to your Drive account and, from there, create the QR code. (If the GIFs you want to link to are already in Drive, you're good to go!) You do have to make sure that anything that you want others to access is set to "Anyone with the link can view". The easiest way to do that is to just create a folder and set the folder to “anyone with the link can view”. Then upload all your GIFs to that folder or if already in Drive drag into that folder. If you already have the GIFs in a folder, just set that folder as “anyone with the link can view” and it will, automatically set all files within correctly. One note: If you are using a school G-Suite account, there is a little trick to setting the files to "anyone with the link can view" if you want others outside of your organization to be able to view. Here's how: Once you have your GIFs set as "Anyone with the link can view", you can create the QR code. For example, here is a QR code to one of the GIFs in the GIF Collection. There are a couple of tricks you need to know for getting the QR code.   One is that after you open the GIF in Drive, you have to go to the "3 dots" in the upper right and choose "Open in New Window" (this is, also, necessary if the file you want to link to is a pdf).  THEN, you get the QR code.  If you are linking to a Docs, Slides or Sheets file, the QR code is created while you are on the file. (Just be careful with a Slides file because if you are on Slide 4 when you create the code, the code will open the presentation on Slide 4.) I use this extension to create my QR codes:  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/the-qr-code-extension/oijdcdmnjjgnnhgljmhkjlablaejfeeb (Just click "Add to Chrome" and it will appear in your toolbar to the right of where you enter web addresses.) Usually, I just screenshot the code when it comes up, but you can, also, click "Edit this QR code" under the code and it will go to a page where you can "right click" on the code and save it from there.   If you are creating quite a few codes, it's easiest just to put them in a Slides file so you can print them all at once.  One hint when adding several to a Slides file is to put a text box under each one to indicate what the code goes to or you risk getting your codes mixed up.
  • Becky Foellmer
    Sep 30

    I, often, am asked about creating GIFs. Many of the most prolific GIF-makers out there like to use various apps, such as IMGPlay. Personally, I like to simply use my iPad or iPhone to video what I want to GIF. Then, I go to https://ezgif.com/video-to-gif and upload the video. (If you prefer to work on your GIF on a different device than the one you used to video it, I suggest just uploading to Drive (you'll need to install the free Drive app). I've found that to be the fastest, easiest way to get media off of an iDevice and onto a desktop or laptop. You can download from Drive once you are on your laptop/desktop machine.) Once I upload my video to ezgif, I can cut off any unwanted parts from the beginning or end of the video (if you don't want to cut anything, just be sure to play the video all the way through and set the "End time" by clicking "Use current position"). I can, also, do a number of additional things in EZGif such as crop, add text, speed up or slow it down (SUPER useful for all things physical!), etc. I, also, like this method because it allows you to video several actions at one time and then simply pull them apart once you upload the video. (Do be sure not to go too long because there is a file size upload limit. As you work with it you will learn how much you can do.) If you give GIFFING a go and have any questions, feel free to contact me!
  • Becky Foellmer
    Sep 12

    Here are dual spinners that can be used for a variety of activities. Both wheels can be edited as needed! cbhpe.org/dual-spinners
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