TechnoKids Releases TechnoFit

Living a healthy lifestyle is important. TechnoKids has just released the TechnoFit project to help students learn about the benefits of nutrition and exercise. The goal is to get students to eat right and be fit, to live well!

NOTE: This project has been a favorite for many years. Unfortunately, it is no longer available. To find other TechnoKids projects for primary students view the Project Matrix or visit the TechnoKids website.

This project focuses upon teaching students about the importance of healthy eating and fitness. To demonstrate their learning, students use the program Microsoft Publisher to create a series of publications. In each one, a strong focus is placed upon creating designs that are eye-catching and informative.

The fun begins when students become members of the TechnoFit Club. As members, they take the “Be Fit Challenge”. This challenge dares participants to eat right, be fit, and live well! To prepare for the task, students learn about healthy eating and exercise by watching information videos. Afterwards they design a food guide and fitness poster.

Once familiar with the importance of a healthy lifestyle, the class begins preparations for the “Be Fit Challenge Event”. This fun event is a celebration that includes fitness activities and great tasting food. To plan for the event, students design a menu and send invitations. Certificates are then created for each participant of the Be Fit Challenge to recognize their efforts to be healthy.

TechnoFit is recommended for students in grades 1-2.

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Hella Comat, Curriculum Writer - Hella Comat is a dedicated professional, who has taught in the education system for more than 30 years. As a pioneer of technology integration in Ontario public schools she was one of the first teachers to introduce the internet, video conferencing, web design, and multimedia learning activities to teachers and students in the Halton Board. To inspire teachers to use technology, she has led sessions for the Touch Technology program, ran workshops at education conferences, and sat on numerous advisory committees related to technology-issues. In recent years she taught the Computer in the Classroom course, at York University. Her lifelong commitment to teaching and learning was acknowledged when she was honored as the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics. Hella's contribution to the blog includes entries about the importance of technology integration. Drawing from her in-depth knowledge of technology in the classroom Hella writes about teaching strategies and useful resources that can benefit your practice. In addition, she provides innovative lesson ideas that you can implement into your own curriculum.

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