By Liz Miller
Award of Excellence
The Get Rolling Inline
Skating Web site was recently selected as one of the best educational
resources on the Web by StudySphere, whose goal is to identify and share
the finest sites on the Internet as free education resources.
The folks at StudySphere use a combination of intelligence-based search
technology along with old-fashioned human intelligence to categorize
and present a catalog of information-rich educational resources for students,
teachers and parents. Visitors can explore over 100,000 research-quality,
child-safe web sites with an easy-to-use index that provides logical
navigation paths to both highly-targeted and related information.
It’s an honor to display the StudySphere award on the Get Rolling
Sports and Recreational Activities
For the third consecutive
edition, Liz Miller has contributed the Inline Skating chapter in this
college text book updated every two years. The Fourteenth Edition contains
a condensed, 15-page version of Get Rolling, the Beginner’s Guide
to Inline Skating. Since it’s geared toward future instructors, Chapter
16 begins with readers’ objectives and ends with Teaching Strategies
and Considerations, not found in Get Rolling. The chapter is completed
with a detailed Glossary and Resources section.
Available on Amazon.com as a large-format paperback book, Sports and
Recreational Activities was compiled for McGraw Hill by authors
Dale Mood, Frank Musker, and Judith Rink.
To quote Amazon’s Book Description:
This comprehensive text
offers fundamental information on forty-two different sports and recreational
activities. Up-to-date material includes an overview of all aspects of
the sport, including history, equipment, rules, fundamental skills, techniques,
etiquette, strategy, teaching considerations, leadup games, and reference
materials, including videos. This textbook can be used effectively by
participants, instructors, and instructors-to-be.
And yes, I did list the web sites of skating colleagues and organizations
in my Resources appendix!
Other August 2006 Stories
Mastery Ladder - Find your rung (physical capabilities) on my new
learning ladder and learn how to climb to the top.
Coast - Proper respect for the one building skill that every skater
needs the most and then takes for granted forever after.
Your Feet - Tips to help you treat tired or crampy feet and lower
legs after a long day on wheels, plus advice for pain prevention.
with Nordic Poles - Triathlete Joshua Delucca Colon describes
his journey learning a new way to cross train for endurance events.
Young Before Her Time - Brigitte plans to celebrate her 50th birthday
at the local skate park, doing what she loves best, hammering the half
Isabel Trail in Richmond, CA - Tracing the San Francisco Bay
shoreline, this bike trail offers views of the Golden Gate Bridge with whirling pelicans and seagulls overhead.
Ankle booties may just be exactly the accessory you need for your
favorite human-powered sports.
Crossing - Online destinations where skaters congregate and find
Skate Wheels - Maybe they aren’t so crazy after all!