Laptop Life [PE]

Google Classroom for PE/Health

Follow the instructions from your teacher to enroll into your virtual PE/Health classroom space.

Seesaw for PE/Health

In PE and some of your other classes you will be using Seesaw to share your learning with your teachers, other students, and your parents.

Click this link and follow the instructions of your teacher to explore the Seesaw environment

Now you try . . .

Go into your PE class in Seesaw. Start a new post. Add a photo of yourself (taken from your laptop camera) and either annotate the image or write a caption to add a "Hi its [your name]!" message. Submit the post.

In this lesson, we are going to discuss the rules of our SAS laptop program, how to take care of ourselves when using laptops, and how you can be best prepared to use your laptop for learning. At the end of the lesson you will create a slideshow summarizing the main points for each section.

Be Prepared To Learn

Watch this video about being prepared to learn and a few other laptop program rules.

Discuss the following with your class

  1. What does it mean to be prepared to learn with your laptop?
  2. What are the other laptop program rules to remember?
  3. Why is it important that all MS students follow these rules and are prepared to learn?

Health and Laptops

If you use a laptop for extended periods of time, it's important to keep a few ergonomic tips in mind to prevent injury. In general, you should be comfortable and avoid being in the same position without moving for a long time. Read through the tips below. As you read through them, become aware of your posture and how you are sitting. Adjust your body to follow the tips. Does it feel better?

  • Sit up straight with your lower back supported. Do not hunch your back.
  • Use your laptop on a stable surface where there is support for your arms, and not on your lap.
  • Take regular breaks and roll your neck, wrists and ankles or walk around.
  • Look away from the screen every 20 minutes and focus on an object at least 20 feet (6 meters) away for at least 20 seconds.
  • Keep arms and elbows relaxed and close to your body.
  • Elbows should be bent at 90-100 degrees.
  • Keep wrist straight.

Watch this video that summarizes these tips.

Health and Balance

Mr. Robertaccio would like to talk to you about balancing your online and offline world.

What does it mean to have balance between your online world and your offline world? How do you know when things are out of balance? What are some signs?

Think - Think about this individually for a minute.

Pair - Share your thoughts with a partner.

Share - Have a class discussion. What should you do if you feel your laptop use is out of balance? Where can you go for help?

Creating a 'Living with Laptops' Presentation

Look through the slide deck below and read the summary points to pick up some tips about what makes a good slide presentation.

G6 Slide Design Rules
  1. Use simple themes - Use the top row themes!
  2. Blank is your friend - When you add a new slide, start with a blank slide. Good design begins with a blank canvas.
  3. Absolutely NO bullet points - Bullet points are boring and they don't help people learn.
  4. No more than five words per slide - You'll be narrating your slideshow (unlike the one above), so there is no need for extra words on your slides. Put the words in the notes section!
  5. Only use photos you have permission to use - See below for more information and instructions.
  6. Only one photo per slide and photo must fill screen - Look at the example and you'll see the reason for this rule.
  7. Use consistent fonts and colors - Usually, you only need two fonts: one for titles and one for text. Pick a few good colors and repeat using them throughout the slideshow.
  8. Limit transitions - If you must use a transition, you can only use one repeated for all the slides. Or don't use them.

Follow these 8 rules when making your slides for this lesson!

Now you try . . .

  1. Open your laptop, go to Drive and create a new Google Slide presentation.
  2. Title your presentation 'Living with Laptops' and create your title slide.
  3. Choose 1 or 2 things that you think are most important to remember from this lesson. Think of how you could best present these with a single image and a few words.
  4. Now create 1 or 2 slides (1 idea per slide) following the rules and health tips you talked about this lesson AND using the presentation tips from the slide design mini-lesson.

When you have finished you need to submit your presentation to your HB Google classroom

  1. Open Google Classroom and click into your HB Advisory class
  2. Open the assignment called 'Boot Camp - Laptop Life [PE]'
  3. Submit your new presentation doc. Click Add > Drive and find your file. Turn In!

IMPORTANT - Make sure you click 'Turn In' and then also confirm by clicking 'Turn In' again.