Technologies in Special Education Classrooms Promoting Healthy Future Citizens through Exploring Basic Needs and Healthy Diet
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Jamie Oliver 's Food Revolution 1 | Jamie Oliver (US)

Jamie Oliver 's Food Revolution 1 | Jamie Oliver (US) | Technologies in Special Education Classrooms Promoting Healthy Future Citizens through Exploring Basic Needs and Healthy Diet | Scoop.it
This Food Revolution is about saving America's health by changing the way people eat. It's not just a TV show; it's a movement for you, your family and your community. If you care about your kids and their future, take this revolution and make it your own. Educate yourself about food and cooking, and find out what your child is eating at school. Make only a few small changes and magical things will happen. Switching from processed to fresh food will not only make you feel better, it will also add years to your life.

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I really enjoyed reading this scoop originally posted by Sarah Salvasani.

This Food Revolution is relevant to my curation as it shows Jamie's battle with U.S. schools to rid their canteens of 'junk food' and promoting  healthier ways of living. For a student with special needs it may be difficult for them to distinguish between good food and bad foods. I have come across students who believe that bad food is good because they like taste. With assistance, the Food Revolution, will educate these students about foods and cooking. Hopefully, students will begin to recognise the differences between fresh and processed foods and give the necessary tools to make healthier choices.

 

Do you think Australian Special schools should model this approach?

 

This correlates with: ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have  (humans) and ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing.

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Sarah Salvesani's curator insight, June 7, 2014 3:14 AM

In an attempt to help people create healthy lifestyles through their diet, Jamie Oliver has started a food revolution in the U.S. To achieve this he has been helping schools to ditch the junk food and instead serve easy to prepare healthy alternatives. He is also helping teachers in schools to educate students about "how amazing food is, where it comes from, how it affects the body and how it can save their lives"  (Oliver, 2014, para. 1).

This website has a range of different resources including recipes and all sorts of educational toolkits that teachers may be able to use to educate students about food. In relation to the Technologies Curriculum, these resources will allow students to be educated about food preparation. The use of such sources may also be integrated into Health Education, so students may learn about nutrition. 

What do you think? Should food education be a part of schooling?

 

To finish here is a very inspirational article written by a mother, whose child has autism. By being involved in cooking classes, that were offered through Jamie Oliver's Big Rig Tour, she was able to work collaboratively with her son to change their eating habits, just by learning how to make yummy, healthy food!

http://www.jamieoliver.com/us/foundation/jamies-food-revolution/news-content/how-jamie-oliver-s-big-rig-tour-changed-

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5waystoahealthylifestyle.pdf

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I believe that this is a useful document for teachers in introducing the topic. This is because of the main points it brings up which reinforces the entire topic of this curation, to promote healthy living. Also, there are tips for parents. If, by chance, they are seeking advice on how to promote and motivate their child to undertake in healthy living this page can be used as a guide for making recommendations.

 

This correlates with: ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have  (humans) and ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing.

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Here is a document constructed by the Health Department of Queensland and released by the  Queensland government.  It describes food legislations and what this means for school canteens, cooking classes, fundraising events, food stalls and school boarding facilities.  

 

In a specialist school, many life skills are taught. Cooking is one of these, with some schools providing cooking facilities. This is a good read for teachers who participate in and advocate for this learning experience. 

 

This correlates with: ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have  (humans) and ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing.

 

Resource: Queensland Health (n.d)

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Brush Your Teeth - YouTube

It's a song about brushing your teeth. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins Video by KidsTV123 Copyright 2012 A.J. Jenkins/KidsTV123: All righ...
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Personally, I love this video and advocate for its use in Special Education. One major part of being healthy is having good hygiene and grooming habits. Brush Your Teeth demonstrates how to brush teeth and what teeth are used for. The video personifies teeth saying how they will be happy and jumping for joy when they are cleaned, allowing students to make personal connections; as living beings we all like to feel happy and our teeth like to feel happy too. Very catchy tune and great illustrations.

 

This correlates with: ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have  (humans) and ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing.

 

Source (Jenkins, 2012)

 

 

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PE - Games Teaching Ideas

PE - Games Teaching Ideas | Technologies in Special Education Classrooms Promoting Healthy Future Citizens through Exploring Basic Needs and Healthy Diet | Scoop.it
Find free physical education (PE) teaching ideas, activities and resources for your primary and secondary classroom.
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Being healthy involves participating in regular physical activity. I particularly enjoyed reading this page as there are a variety of PE activities for children of all ages.  Each of the activities permit adjustments to meet the needs of all learners, including those who possess a physical limitation.

 

This correlates with: ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have  (humans) and ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing

 

Source: Teaching Ideas (2014)

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Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs

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Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist and was also a university professor in this field.  This hierarchy became the work he was most recognised for. It is based upon the theoretical belief of which, psychological health fulfils natural human needs based on priority.

 

The five levels acknowledge all of the needs each and everyone of us require. For our survival, humans require the basic necessities. These are evident in this diagram, the bottom of the pyramid. Air, food, drink, shelter, warmth and sleep compromise this level. Technology is all around us. I see technology as anything which has been made by man for a particular, beneficial purpose. In this instance, our needs do incorporate many technologies. For example, we use cutlery and plates to put our food on, once it has been cooked in the oven or on the stove, in either a pot or a pan. To get a drink of milk out of the fridge, we open the fridge, get the bottle of milk out and pour it into a cup. The possibilities for technology are endless!

 

This correlates with: ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have  (humans) and ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing 

 

It is important for educators to acknowledge or understand this hierarchy as children fulfil these needs they move onto achieving the next desired one. Children's needs are constantly evolving and it is crucial to understand and identify this in order to nurture their growth and development.

 

Source: FAA Human Factors (n.d)

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How To Wash Hands

How To Wash Hands | Technologies in Special Education Classrooms Promoting Healthy Future Citizens through Exploring Basic Needs and Healthy Diet | Scoop.it
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We all know how nasty germs, bacteria and viruses are spread! For a student in a specialist setting, this poster will be of great benefit. The pictures are decipherable and engaging, encouraging students to undertake and demonstrate in this behaviour. When students participate in this activity not only is their health promoted as well as enhanced, but they are becoming responsible and independent in doing so! This correlates with: ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have (humans) and ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing  

 

Source MRSA Action UK

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Fruits Song for Children - YouTube

Learn different types of fruits and their names, song this FUN Fruits Song with Uncle Sam, Len and Mini and don't forget to subscribe to Teehee Town for kids...
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Very similar to my post about vegetables, this is another great ICT resource for teaching Special Ed students about fruits. This video published by TeeHee Town (2013), gives students visual images of each vegetable as well as their written name. The melodic song is catchy, and students will be able to use this to recall both their new and existing knowledge.

 

From prior experience I have learnt that in a specialist setting, it often takes more than one lesson to develop and teach a new concept. I found that using videos, such as this, give the students something familiar to relate too as well as reinforcing that they do know certain content and they can do it.

 

Does anyone else like this resource?

 

It correlates with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies content descriptor of ACTDEK003.

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Shannon McClure's comment, March 12, 2014 11:37 PM
What a great resource. This could definitely come in handy at a special education site :)
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This is a great little resource that I have rescooped from a fellow educator. Fruits song for children, published by TeeHee Town (2013), is an ICT based resource for teaching students about fruits.

 

The short YouTube clip incorporates simple and repetitive lyrics, along with vibrant colours and engaging instrumental background music. The video pays particular attention to providing children with the names of different fruits as well as the corresponding images to those fruits.

 

It is my understanding that this would be a highly efficient resource in the special needs classroom because of its repetitive nature. Students with special needs require repetition when learning new concepts. This clip could easily be utilised to recall and reinforce new learning, and would also be a great way to introduce a lesson by engaging students in the learning and introducing the students to the topic of learning. It would also serve well to engage multiple types of learners including visual and auditory learners.

Ashleigh Anderson's comment, June 12, 2014 4:49 AM
Thank your for taking the time to read this Scoop Shannon. Good luck with the rest of the semester :)
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Introduction

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Hi all! 

 

 My name is Ashleigh. I am a fourth year Special Education student at the University of Southern Queensland.  In my spare time I love spending time with my friends and horse, Maisy. 

 

Throughout this curation I will be exploring technologies used in the Special Education classroom,  in order to promote healthy future citizens.

 

This topic correlates with the Melbourne Declaration vouching for students to become active and informed citizens. I relate highly to this goal.  Through looking at basic human needs and a healthy diet these students will experience responsibility and independence. Experiences which are all important in becoming a healthy, functioning citizen within our society.  

 

The content descriptors, from the Australian Curriculum: technologies, are for F-2.  These are:

 

ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have  (humans)

ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing

 

 This page  is directed at both pre service educators and educators, all comments and suggestions are welcome! 

 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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The food groups song - YouTube

The food groups song. Ce Samaniego
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I love this video as it introduces the different food groups. It is very explicit in its teaching by stating the names of foods as well as providing pictures of them. This enables word to picture correspondence, therefore encouraging students with special needs to make identifications and direct correlations. This is a typical and necessary life skill needed for healthy living.

 

This correlates with: ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have  (humans) and ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing.

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After A Bath - Nursery Rhymes - Kids Animation - YouTube

Hey watch this video of the nursery rhyme "After A Bath". For more nursery rhymes log on & Subscribe to http://www.youtube.com/kidszone
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Keeping clean is an important part of staying healthy. Here is a useful resource which shows students how to dry themselves properly after washing their face and  after a bath or shower. 

 

I have found, through past experiences, when students wash their face and brush their teeth they don't dry their faces and mouths properly which can result in infection. 

 

This correlates with: ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have  (humans) and ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing.

 

Resource:  kidzone (2013)

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Games | Tools & Resources | Fuel Up To Play 60

Games | Tools & Resources | Fuel Up To Play 60 | Technologies in Special Education Classrooms Promoting Healthy Future Citizens through Exploring Basic Needs and Healthy Diet | Scoop.it
Fuel Up To Play 60. The in-school nutrition and physical activity program that’s making wellness part of the game plan in schools across the country. With Fuel Up to Play 60, adults and students work together to choose and implement school-improving changes that best meet the school’s wellness goals. Students become empowered to make healthy decisions, take action for change and encourage their friends to do the same.
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Click on the link above to take you to the game. I love this for kids! They make either virtual milkshakes or smoothies. The students are to select the ingredients to put into the blender and click the button to mix it. Once it is mixed, students press the print button and it will produce a recipe which can be used for later reference. I recommend this for a guided activity, as there is a bit of instructional reading which students may not be able to comprehend, dependent on their ability.

 

This correlates with: ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have  (humans) and ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing.

 

I love the way this can be applied and transferred in real life cooking. When cooking in class time, just be aware of allergies and adjust the recipe accordingly!

 

Source (Fuel Up to Play 60, 2013)

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Shelter Classroom Kit

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One basic need of humans is to have some form of shelter to protect us from the elements. This resource (click the link above to view) shows children how humans are not limited to only living in houses, dismissing this possible misconception. I would recommend for this activity to be completed as a whole class.  Students may struggle to grasp the concept but with guidance can overcome this.

 

This correlates with: ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have  (humans) and ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing.

 

Source: Shelter Classroom Kit (n.d)

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Queensland Government's Smart Choices Policy in Education

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Education Queensland in correspondence with Queensland Health produced a strategy to address the nutritional value of drink and food supplied in all Queensland schools. The Smart Choices Strategy was derived from the NSW Department of Education and Training Canteen Menu Planning Guide, 2004,  and NSW Department of Health. 

 

The Queensland Government acknowledged that Australian school students are becoming increasingly overweight and obese. It is identified as being a large issue which can have detrimental long term health effects. It is suggested that the common cause of weight gain in children is the ingestion of excess kilojoules from too many unhealthy foods.  

 

Overall the Smart Choices Strategy is about offering students healthy alternatives in both drink and food choices in the school environment. The role of schools is to promote healthy eating and regular exercise.  The Strategy indicates those who sustain a healthy, nutritious diet have good behaviours and increased academia. To encourage teachers in following this through, examples and resources are provided within the document. These include teaching students how to identifying categories of food by colour (green, amber and red), balance food using the plate method and, reading nutrition labels. 

 

Technology is involved, in this instance through the conduction of food studies. This could have been done by carrying out experiments and testing using equipment to obtain and record data. In addition processed foods , made by large manufacturing companies, make these by using machinery to combine the ingredients, create the packaging and then sealing it.

 

This correlates with: ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have  (humans) and ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing

 

To provide every opportunity for our students to be healthy future citizens, encouraging and promoting healthy eating is crucial.  

 

Source: Department of Education and the Arts, and Queensland Health (2007)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hygiene Games

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Whilst on Practicum, my mentor introduced me to the sneeze-safe site which she used regularly with her students (Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, 2012).  This online program is based on respiratory hygiene which teaches students about coughing and sneezing, providing good hygiene habits to inhibit the spread of germs. 

 

These three games, all start off with digital stories and it is the students job to 'finish' them.  Pupils even partake in a mission  where they must destroy the green germs! They absolutely loved this and ask to play these games on a regular bases. Their learning from this was evident in their actions, all  used tissues, both when coughing and sneezing. 

 

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The Healthy Habits Song For Kids - YouTube

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I particularly like this video clip as it mentions for one to stay healthy, they must partake in exercise and have adequate hygiene to avoid ill health. The repetition is another plus! Each student should benefit highly from this as it reinforces the exercise and hygiene message from the curriculum.

   

However, the only downside to this video is that it refers to "food makes you healthy." The problem with this is that some student's will take this literally and think that ALL foods are healthy. Pupil's will need to be explicitly taught how to identify the differences between 'good food' and 'bad food.'

 

Before I saw this video I was narrow minded about my topic and had tunnel vision focussed on foods and cooking. This video encouraged me to modify my topic to include exercise, shelter, hygiene, hydration and foods. These all play an equally strong part in developing healthy citizens. I believe that if this video had the power to change my way of thinking, the benefit for the students would be high.

 

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Vegetable Song For Kids - YouTube

We hope you enjoy our video to help you learn vegetables!
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This is a great ICT resource for teaching Special Ed students about vegetables. This video published by Chris Wakefield (2012), gives students visual images of each vegetable as well as their written name. The melodic song is catchy, and students will be able to use this to recall both their new and existing knowledge.

 

From prior experience I have learnt that in a specialist setting setting, it often takes more than one lesson to develop and teach a new concept. I found that using videos, such as this, give the students something familiar to relate too as well as reinforcing that they do know certain content and they can do it.

 

This correlates with: ACTDEK003 - what basic needs animals have  (humans) and ACPPS006 - Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing

 

 

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