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If I were to teach weight training at a high school, I always had one assignment in mind. I would want the students to record themselves doing a certain exercise. This is a good idea because it shows to yourself what your are doing right or wrong. You can analyze your video to see if your reps are consistent. It would be easier to teach if I can show the student what he or she is doing wrong when he or she has an example they can see for themselves.

This would be the kind of video I would be expecting, I made this video  and I noticed that I made some mistakes too. Another assignment you can do for this is to look up videos of a professional lifter and see how his or her reps look.

ok so i made this video a long time ago, ill put up a real tutorial later tonight but this could be a good laugh for all of you. i got this idea from a website which can be found here

 

 

Edupunk is a teaching philosophy which is gaining momentum, incorporating learning and teaching practices steeped in the do-it-yourself DIY ethic, without abandoning the thrill of personal rebellion and all of its fruition.

I like the quote by Norman which can be found here:

But, the key to edupunk is that it is not about technology.

It’s about a culture, a way of thinking, a philosophy. It’s about DIY. Lego is edupunk. Chalk is edupunk. A bunch of kids exploring a junkyard is edupunk. A kid dismantling a CD player to see what makes it tick is edupunk.

 

This kind of stuff reminds me of my time as a kid when I used to be always outside breaking things like old stereos  and seeing how it worked and stuff like that. I guess I kind of did have a DIY perspective. Most of the things like learned was by myself. I taught myself to be a good basketball and football player. I taught myself how to get into great shape when I wasn’t a couple of years ago when I was just a skinny kid who didn’t look tough. I could have wasted money and have a trainer train me but why waste the money when I can find information about strength training anywhere. There was a comment I came across that made me laugh. the quote this which can be found here

One way of looking at it, as someone commented on Twitter, is that all learning is DIY. You can pay Harvard $40,000 to lead you to water, but you have to drink it yourself.

You have to do thing yourself, its that simple

Edupunk, it seems, takes old-school Progressive educational tactics–hands-on learning that starts with the learner’s interests–and makes them relevant to today’s digital age, sometimes by forgoing digital technologies entirely.

after reading all the responses I gathered from my poll,  I read pretty much what I expected. Most of the responses said they memorized the formulas for math problems. there was only one student who said they understood the concepts. There was also one student who said the only way to pass the math class was to memorize every thing which is pretty funny because thats how I survived high school math. This needs to change because this isn’t a very intelligent way to learn and understand the material. I asked my little cousin what 5 times 5 equal? and I got the write answer but then I asked her but why is the answer 25? and I just got a blank look. looks like she just remembered her times table

Dan Meyer

this guy is a math teacher who teaches math to remedial students. He mentions that too many teachers ignore conceptual understanding and expect students to memorize procedures. Students that don’t try are often the smart ones.

I like when he said Math makes sense of the world and how important it is to learn it.

It can be found here: 

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this can can be used before basketball games. I plan to coach high school basketball and I found it very cool that I mixed the greatest athlete of all time using a quote that  a president said during a very controversial time.

I like this pic because it shows a beginner weight lifter struggling to lift the barbell. I can use this in weight lifting lessons if I teach high school. This can be motivating to some kids because I can use this pic if I see kids slacking in my class by telling them ” DO YOU WANT TO BE LIKE TIM ?”

for this pic I used Pixlr

CAR LUST

why do I like this car ? because i want to be a superhero just like batman..having this car would make me feel very cocky and awesome

assignment can be found right here.

You really want a nice whip ? so this can happen ?

assignment can be found here

 

need to study for this test !!!