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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How is your posture?

It is very exciting when we get mobile devices in the hands of our students! There are so many wonderful things they can create. Once the rules have been reviewed and students know the expectations for their project we let them go and many times they are off and running (not really running, we wouldn't allow running with an iPad in our classrooms)!

When I first started using iPods (Yes, iPods... iPads were not even made yet) my rule was the iPod lays flat on the table and we use one finger to navigate it. After many conversations with my chiropractor, about the neat things my students were doing, he asked me about their posture. This is something I did not think of while my students were using iPods in my classroom.

My chiropractor, Dr. Mark Roerick at Advantage Chiropractic, is on a mission to help everyone have correct posture while using mobile devices. All mobile devices

  • iPods
  • iPads
  • Chromebooks
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Cell phones
and the list goes on. We worked together to create a website with resources for teachers. 
to visit the website. We also created a couple one minute videos you can show your kiddos before they use their devices to help them get into the correct posture. 

When you visit the website, find the corresponding age group to see the YouTube video. We know that not all schools have YouTube open (our district opened it this year) so we also included a link to the video in Vimeo. Side note- Have you used safeshare.tv to share YouTube videos with your students in a protected environment? We love it because it takes the video out of YouTube, takes away the comments, suggested videos and all distractions. Check it out here


We are guessing that most of our readers work with the younger grades and the video above are most appropriate. But, if you have a connection with teachers in older grades, feel free to pass the following resources along to them

Safeshare.tv Link http://safeshare.tv/w/HlUIXhBAxT  Vimeo Link https://vimeo.com/109647174