C. Thomas Digital Reflection - Year 1
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An Apple a Day is Not Enough - A Poem by Taylor Mali
"An Apple a Day Is Not Enough" is a powerful poem written and performed by Taylor Mali (a well-known spoken word artist and teacher) about the importance of health education. It's done in the style of kinetic typography. We must get the word out about the importance of health education and its ability to get this country's health back on track—but we can't do it alone. Please share this video: Forward it, blog about it, like it on Facebook and send it to your Twitter followers. We'd also love to hear your thoughts on the issue in the comments below.
Is Exercise Good for My Brain? | Earth Lab
Your brain gets a shot of oxygen when you exercise. This helps encourage new brain cells to grow, building up spare brain reserves for a rainy day.. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToEarthLab Is exercise good for my brain? We've all bought a gym membership we never used it's what New Year's Resolutions are for. But you might be a little less shy of the treadmill if you knew working out didn't just tone your bum _ but your brain. Here's how: Your brain makes up just 2% of your body weight, but it's very greedy, sucking up one fifth of the oxygen you take in. When you start exercising, blood flows to your brain, carrying extra oxygen and nutrients to your neurons. It seems your brain is poised to take advantage of this feast. Scientists think that the increase in oxygen may help stimulate the production of new nerve cells in the hippocampus - known as neurogenesis. And, as neurons are responsible for perception, memory and everything else in the brain, increasing their number is like building your money-reserve for a rainy day: when your brain is damaged from disease, or loses nerve cells as it ages. These extra neurons add up, and become part of what scientists have coined ïBrain Reserve. And that's not all _ researchers are finding that exercise may also help your brain, even after it's become damaged. One study put a group of 70-80 year-old women with mild cognitive impairment through a six-month boot-camp, pumping iron two days a week. At the end of it, researchers measured not muscles, but their brain's processing speed _ and the ladies showed a clear improvement. So, exercise can be good for your brain, as well as your body. And best of all - you don't need to pump iron. A little light gardening, or a half-hour walk through the park will do just as well.
James Naismith & the Invention of Basketball
On this day in 1891, a group of boys at a YMCA played the first-ever game of basketball. But the story is bigger than the sport - it's about inventor James Naismith & his heart for service. So the next time you catch a basketball game, think about James Naismith and his heart for service. What would it look like for us to see the challenges in our community as an opportunity for innovation and creativity as well?
The History of Football (Soccer) in 90 Seconds | Greece to the World Cup | Laughing Historically
Call it Football, Futbol, or Soccer, where did the world's sport and The World Cup come from? From the ancient Greeks to today, we explain in less than 90 seconds. Don’t miss history, SUBSCRIBE ►http://bit.ly/1U0izNE Follow us on TWITTER ► http://www.twitter.com/laughhistory Like on FACEBOOK ► http://www.facebook.com/laughinghistorically --- ABOUT US: Join brothers Brandon and Nevin on their crazy trip through time as they dive into some of the weirdest (but true!) and most interesting bits of world history. Laughing Historically is a fun educational web show that’s teacher/classroom friendly and great for kids of all ages! --- TRANSCIPT: The History of Football in 90 seconds... that's soccer for us Americans! The ancient greeks played a game called Episkyros, which the Romans would steal (much like they did everything) and call Harpsatum. When they invade Britain, the Romans bring their game with them. In its Earliest form, football was mob-like and much more violent. Players also used an inflated pig's bladder and in at least one recorded case, a human head. In 1308, Irish records tell of a spectator at a football game, being charged with accidentally stabbing a player. Things get so bad that in 1363, King Edward III bans cock fighting from the entire country. The pigs and the chickens rejoice, but people keep playing in secret. 1613, King James officially unbans football, urging everyone to play Sunday after church. In the 1800's, English schools start establishing official rules, but not every school agrees. Rugby School wants a more violent game, where you can pick up the ball. This evolves into a completely game, which you can guess the name of. However most children can't play football, spending six days a week working in factories and inspiring Charles Dickens novels. This changes with the factory act of 1850. Now children can only have to work from 6am to 6pm. Big difference! The English start to grow their Empire, bringing football (and some persecution) around the world! Football becomes so popular that in 1900, it is added to the Olympics. In 1904, France, The Federation International De Football is founded. 1930, FIFA holds its first World Cup in Uruguay, bringing all the nations (on its good side) together in competition. The World Cup has been played every four years ever since! --- TERMS: Football/Soccer - Also known as Association Football, is a sport played between 2 teams with a ball on a rectangular field with two goals. It is the world’s most popular sport. Ancient Greece - a civilization in the Mediterranean basin that lasted from 8th-6th centuries to the end of antiquity (600 AD). Considered to be the seminal culture which provided the foundation of Western culture. Ancient Rome - a civilization that began on the Italian peninsula in 8th century BC, lasting until 476 AD. It expanded to be one of the largest empires in history. King James -Born 1566, son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and great grandson of Henry VII, was King of Scotland and King of England from the union of the Scottish and English crowns until his death in 1625 Rugby - a style of football invented by the Rugby School in the 19th century. Played by two teams, the objective is to get the ball over the line to score a try. World Cup - an international association football competition contested of men’s teams from around the world. Held every for years in a different country.
Let Kids Be Kids - The Kids
Let Kids Be Kids is a campaign that aims to educate people on how kids should be supported on the sports field by their sideline supporters. It is about encouraging positive sideline support by showing kiwi kids and New Zealand sporting icons talking about their own experiences and remembering what it's all about - fun and participation! #letkidsbekids
Want Smarter, Healthier Kids? Try Physical Education! | Paul Zientarski | TEDxBend
Quality, daily physical education in schools not only reduces obesity amongst our children, but it improves academic performance. With more than 40 years in the field of education, Zientarski has created a highly successful program called the Learning Readiness Physical Education (LRPE) program at Naperville Central High School. The program has produced such dramatic improvements in test scores, behavior and childhood obesity that it has inspired adoption in school districts from across the country and around the world, including Denmark, China, South Korea and Canada. His program has been highlighted on major TV networks and featured in documentary films. Zientarski shares his educational philosophy and programs with audiences nationwide, including the President’s Council on Health, Fitness and Nutrition in Washington, D.C. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Hockey : How to Hold a Hockey Stick
Holding a hockey stick properly ensures that you are prepared to receive a puck, to take a shot or to pass it to a teammate. Hold and move a hockey stick correctly with information from a head hockey coach in this free video on hockey equipment. Expert: Bryan Hapeman Contact: www.wilmingtonice.com Bio: Bryan Hapeman is currently the head coach of the University of North Carolina -- Wilmington hockey team. Filmmaker: Reel Media LLC Series Description: Handling hockey equipment properly ensures better technique on the ice. Get tips on playing hockey with help from a head hockey coach in this free video series on ice hockey.