Health and Physical Activity Assessment
Learning is something the learner does rather than
done for the learner. Learning is a change in behavior as a result of
experience. By combining doing with thinking and expression, the
learner is motivated to make change.
The teacher's role in the learning expedition is to organize the expedition
by creating this first application; guide the discovery by directing the
student(s) to possible web sites; guide shared discovery by involving the
student(s) in on-line reflection and review of other students expression;
and assess the learners' progress through monitoring behavior change.
Health Example: The teacher directs the high school student(s)
to http://www.youfirst.com/hra.htm to complete
a general health risk assessment. Upon receiving
his/her individual results, the student is asked to
identify his/her positive health behavior. The
student is then asked to identify one negative
health behavior he/she is willing to change.
Students selecting similar behaviors to change
agree to communicate by e-mail with one another
to share their progress and support one another.
Physical Activity Example:
The teacher directs the middle/high
school student(s) to:
to review various steps to meet a personal
exercise goal. Upon selecting the goal, the student
is asked to review the suggested strategies for
the goal and develop a plan of action. Students are
asked to team with a peer and communicate by
e-mail celebrating successes and supporting each
other during the difficult "behavior back slides."
Now you are to create either a health or a physical activity Learning
Expedition application. You may incorporate any of the resources from
http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwche (health websites) or from those listed below.
The first strategy assignment is to be posted no later than 12 midnight,
Sunday, October 1,2000.Be sure that your students participating in this
first strategy also post their reflections. Check for the second strategy
on Monday evening, October 2,2000.
http://www.americanheart.org/risk/quiz.html (Heart Disease Risk)
http://www.intox.com/ (Blood Alcohol Content)
http://www.psychtests.com/lc.html (Locus of Control)
http://www.discoverfitness.com/Maintaining_a_program.html (Maintain Fitness)
http://www.shapeup.org/fitness/nutrition/fset3.htm(Fitness and Nutrition)
http://www.caloriecontrol.org/(Calorie and other Health Calculators)