November 10, 2020

Google Classroom Physical Activity Journals

Last spring, I found myself being thrown into a distance learning reality for the first time of my career. In this episode of The #PhysEd Show Vlog, I’m going to be breaking down how I created Physical Activity Journals in Google Classroom for my students while distance teaching during the 2020 Spring lockdown.

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Show Links

Here is a collection of links and resources that I mentioned in the vlog:Google Classroom Physical Activity Journal TemplateS.M.A.R.T. Goals Fitness Unit Teacher Pack Physical Education Student PortfoliosConverting a PDF to an image file (Mac)Converting a PDF to an image file (PC)

Show Notes & Timestamps

  • 00:08 - Introduction
  • 00:32 - Learning Targets
  • 00:55 - My Distance Learning Context
  • 01:50 - S.M.A.R.T. Goals Fitness Unit (Link)
  • 03:56 - Digital Physical Activity Journal (Link)
  • 04:35 - Physical Activity Points Streak
  • 06:24 - The Brag Board
  • 8:08 - Setting Up The Template in Google Slides
  • 08:13 - Exporting a PDF as a PNG image file
  • 9:30 - Setting The Template as a Background Image in Google Slides
  • 10:36 - Placing Textboxes On The Template
  • 14:35 - Creating "Clickable" Navigation Buttons in Google Slides (Optional)
  • 17:04 - Assigning The Digital Physical Activity Journal in Google Classroom
  • 17:20 - Preparing the Google Classroom Assignment
  • 17:40 - Adding the Physical Activity Journal to the Assignment from Google Drive
  • 18:30 - Adding Support Materials to the Assignment
  • 19:15 - Finalizing the Assignment Details
  • 19:44 - Scheduling the Assignment
  • 20:22 - Providing Ongoing Feedback to Students
  • 21:18 - Accessing Your Google Classroom's Class Folder in Google Drive
  • 21:48 - Finding Your Physical Activity Journal Folder
  • 22:10 - Leaving Comments on Student's Entries
  • 23:21 - Finding the Overview of Student's Recent Journal Entries (Inspector's Activity Tab)
  • 25:15 - Conclusion
Joey Feith
Joey Feith is a physical education teacher based out of Nova Scotia and the founder of
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