After having written so many blog posts and detailed reflections, I found myself almost stuck when I had to pick up a topic and describe it only with one picture and one word. So I started off with ‘Assessment Criteria in PE’, a generic set of parameters for evaluation in different sports. This seemed to be something that was objective and something I could possibly depict using a single picture.
The first step was to jot down all the possible evaluation criteria, keeping in mind the different genre of sports.
- Diverse learners: The desire in students to learn different games, handle different aspects of the same game and achieve versatility in their performance.
- Timeliness: The key factor. Coming to classes on time, regularity, time management during game situations and strong reflexes are crucial.
- Readiness To Participate: If the students can move out of their comfort zone and try activities that they were always apprehensive about;it gives them an edge over the others.
- Responsibility for health and safety: Staying fit, taking appropriate measures to boost stamina, keeping all safety concerns in mind and staying disciplined and alert throughout the course of the game.
- Peer and Personal Safety: Playing in a way that is safe for, both self and fellows, is really important.
- Communication and Interpersonal Relationships: The ability to communicate well ,to pass instructions , to develop healthy relationships and to bond well with students from different backgrounds.
- Responsible Behavior: The ability to take responsibility for their actions,thoughts and their performance.
- Ability to Challenge Self: The readiness to try different techniques at different levels of difficulty.
- Change of clothes and shower: Personal hygiene is an extremely important part of health and fitness.
- Cognition: The ability to remember, recall and apply strategically in game set-ups.
- Skill Acquisition: The interest and grasp over new skills taught from time to time.
After having done this, I looked for appropriate pictures from www.compfight.com which could convey my point in one go. Clubbed them in PowerPoint ,conforming to Presentation Zen standards for Data Visualization, and finally uploaded to YouTube.
This particular task was really interesting and effective because pictures appeal to eyes more than words. They create an impact that lasts long.
With such an effective tool I wonder why my hands were speaking so much during the final presentation in the Coetail classroom!
Anyhow, this is my Presentation Zen video.Hope it’s useful!