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Teacher: Erik Myer who teaches at Warnsdorfer ES in East Brunswick, NJ. Erik Myer can be contacted at

Name of Best Practice: Physical Education Student of the Month Power Point Slide Show

Rationale/Purpose of Event: To showcase the students who earn the PE Students of the month in my PE classes. This also allows me to incorporate technology into my PE program.

Suggested Grade Level: 3-8

Materials Needed: Microsoft Powerpoint program, Digital Camera, TV or Visual image projector, TVaitor.

Physical Education Student of the Month Power Point Slide Show

This year I decided I would like to incorporate technology into my PE program and also give the students an exciting way to view who the students of the month are.

After selecting the students of the month (please email me at if interested in the criteria) I take a picture of them with the digital camera. I then open the powerpoint program and start to design the presentation. I take the pictures of the students and an apply it to a background, which is another digital camera picture of PE Equipment (or this could be clip art from your computer or another software program). Next, I add a text box with the students name and the month they are awarded the student of the month. I repeat this for each student and then create the slide show in powerpoint. During the lunch period I hook my computer up to a TV screen using a TVaitor which runs through the VCR. I set the slide show up to run a continuous loop which runs the whole length of the lunch time. As the students enter the cafeteria they can sit-down, eat lunch, and see themselves on the TV.

You could add music to this if you wish and this would be a nice presentation to show at a parents night.

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Posted on PEC: 10/9/2001 and has received 87 votes.

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