Name/Title: Lights, Camera, Action

Purpose of Event: To help students see, hear, and learn the protocols and rules for the PE classroom.

Suggested Grade Level: K-12

Materials Needed: Video camera, appropriate PE equipment

Description of Idea

Have a class of students help you video tape the protocols and rules for PE class. The students can help you determine what rules are appropriate for PE and they can help make the video tape showing rules and protocols. The format I have used in the past is as follows:

I video tape and have different students ask about the rules on the video tape. Example, How do we put equipment away? Then, I have a group of students show (on the video) how to put the equipment away.

Since I am also a recess supervisor, I video tape a class of students demonstrating appropriate recess behavior and rules of the playground.

After the video tape is complete, (it's only about 10 minutes long), I show it to my classes and we discuss it. Then, if I have new students come to school throughout the year, they can check out the video tape so that they can watch it at home. I have also lent it out to other teachers so that they know PE and recess protocols. The kids are always enthralled by the video!


Submitted by Teri  Charpenel who teaches at Fulton Elementary School in Tinley Park , IL . Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 5/5/2000.
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