The multimedia content targets young people directly and is easy to use. Developed for different audiences, including parents, teachers, and organizations, the VERB curriculum, ideas, and other tips are user-friendly and do not require teaching experience to implement.
Planning and Preparation
Educators should explore the multimedia content housed at http://www.verbnow.com as well as the various educational materials posted at the CDC Web site in order to become familiar with the range of activities available. If the VERB materials will be used as part of a larger campaign to increase physical activity, it would be worthwhile to peruse the planning guides for communities.
- Software: Flash, media player
- Computers: Computer with Internet access
All of the multimedia content is free, though registration is required if users wish to create their own character or store information (i.e., physical activity logs) on the site. The educational materials can be downloaded for free, and a limited number of hard copies may be ordered at no cost.