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Martin Burrett

Sweatcoin - 9 views

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    Track physical activity and earn points for you and your class.
Martin Burrett

Run An Empire - 13 views

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    Looking to keep a fitness resolution this year? Find motivation to get moving and keep fit with this superb location-based strategy game for runners and walkers. Gain virtual coins for being active which you can use to advance your settlement. Locations are not precisely show nor in real time, so you can use it with pupils without safely concerns. If using it for yourself, it can link to Strava to keep you motivated to lace up your running shoes without extra hassle. But don't you come around here and fight me for MY castles!
Martin Burrett

Resource: Yoga Exercise Cards - 25 views

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    "The benefits of Yoga are often stated by fans of the discipline, with many schools using some of the basic exercises with pupils to focus children. There are many reported benefits such as: Improving flexibility; building muscle strength; perfecting posture; relaxing your system, and so on."
Martin Burrett

Exercising at own pace boosts a child's ability to learn - 10 views

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    "A child's attention and memory improves after exercise according to new research conducted by primary school pupils and supported by the Universities of Stirling and Edinburgh. Researchers found that pupils' best responses to tests came after physical activity that was set at their own pace, as opposed to exhaustive exercise."
Martin Burrett

Maths learned best when children move - 25 views

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    "Children improve at maths when instruction engages their own bodies. This is one of the findings from a recent study coming from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports. The results also document that children require individualised learning strategies."
Trevor Cunningham

James Kimbley: Editey - HTML, CSS and Javascript Editor For Google Drive - 3 views

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    "+Google+" Develop websites collaboratively in Google Drive.
Trevor Cunningham

Talentbuddy - 2 views

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    Learn/Troubleshoot coding. Good resource for budding programmers.
brianarusso410

GoNoodle - 30 views

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    Great 3-5 minute long brain break activities!
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    GoNoodle is a wonderful tool for movement breaks in the classroom! It's fun and the kids LOVE it!!
Michael Sheehan

Spark People - Resources to Spark Better Health - 1 views

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    This site contains a wealth of resources for health teachers, physical education teachers, and other health related professionals.
Martin Burrett

Sworkit - 4 views

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    A great random workout generator. Choose the type of exercise and set the timer between 5-60 minutes. This could be used as a 5 minute challenge in a sports lesson. The site works well on mobile devices, but there are apps for Apple and Android devices to download. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Sports+%26+Fitness
Peter Beens

The Best Resources On How Exercise Helps Learning - Please Contribute Other R... - 69 views

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    I've recently read some articles on how physical exercise helps students learn, and thought I'd put together a related "The Best…" list. However, I only have a few resources now, and I'm sure there are plenty others out there. I'm hoping readers will contribute more (I, of course, will give you credit for ones I add to this list).
Keith Rowley

Brief meditative exercise helps cognition - 5 views

  • "Simply stated, the profound improvements that we found after just 4 days of meditation training- are really surprising," Zeidan noted. "It goes to show that the mind is, in fact, easily changeable and highly influenced, especially by meditation."
  • The meditation training involved in the study was an abbreviated "mindfulness" training regime modeled on basic "Shamatha skills" from a Buddhist meditation tradition
  • "Findings like these suggest that meditation's benefits may not require extensive training to be realized, and that meditation's first benefits may be associated with increasing the ability to sustain attention,"
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  • seems to be strong evidence for the idea that we may be able to modify our own minds to improve our cognitive processing -- most importantly in the ability to sustain attention and vigilance -- within a week's time."
  • Both groups also improved following the meditation and reading experiences in measures of mood, but only the group that received the meditation training improved significantly in the cognitive measures. The meditation group scored consistently higher averages than the reading/listening group on all the cognitive tests and as much as ten times better on one challenging test that involved sustaining the ability to focus, while holding other information in mind. "The meditation group did especially better on all the cognitive tests that were timed," Zeidan noted. "In tasks where participants had to process information under time constraints causing stress, the group briefly trained in mindfulness performed significantly better."
  • participants were instructed to relax, with their eyes closed, and to simply focus on the flow of their breath occurring at the tip of their nose. If a random thought arose, they were told to passively notice and acknowledge the thought and to simply let 'it' go, by bringing the attention back to the sensations of the breath."
  • "The simple process of focusing on the breath in a relaxed manner, in a way that teaches you to regulate your emotions by raising one's awareness of mental processes as they're happening is like working out a bicep, but you are doing it to your brain. Mindfulness meditation teaches you to release sensory events that would easily distract, whether it is your own thoughts or an external noise, in an emotion-regulating fashion.
  • "This kind of training seems to prepare the mind for activity, but it's not necessarily permanent," Zeidan cautions. "This doesn't mean that you meditate for four days and you're done -- you need to keep practicing."
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