Interactive Games: Integrating Technology into your PE Classes

How to use PowerPoint Presentations to make learning fun for your students

Course author Lindsay Dillon

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  • Use Microsoft Power Point to create various activities for their students
  • Add shapes to a power point that can be used as an obstacles on a Rock Wall, that appear and disappear to use as throwing targets, and the move around the screen so students can dodge with their shadow.
  • Create a QR code linked to an exercise video

We are excited about your interest in taking this online course from PE Central. Below you will find a brief course description, the instructor's biography, and course FAQ's. We estimate that this course will take 5 hours to complete. Once you have completed it, you may request the 5 hours towards your teacher licensure re-certification. We know you will find this course valuable and enjoyable. If you have any questions please email us at "".
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Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to demonstrate various ways to use simple technology (e.g. PowerPoint, QR Codes) that can be integrated into your PE classes. Detailed instructions on how to create technology integrated lessons will be provided.

Course Description:

This course is designed to teach the student how to create various Power Point presentations that can be used to teach several skills in their PE lessons. The student will learn to create a presentation that can project an obstacle course on a rock wall. The student will learn to create a Power Point presentation that provides two ways for students to practice throwing toward virtual targets on the wall. The student will also learn how to create a Power Point Presentation where students can participate in a Shadow Dodging activity. Finally, the student will learn how to create QR codes using exercise videos created by themselves or found online. The course also includes a bonus session which will give the participant an overview on creating a Power Point presentation where students will participate in a Virtual Simon activity. Students will view an introduction session, 4 presentations, review notes for each presentation, and then complete 4 assignments, one for each presentation topic.

Course Goals:

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Use Microsoft Power Point to create various activities for their students
    • Add shapes to a power point that can be used as an obstacles on a Rock Wall (when projected on the wall)
    • Add shapes or images that appear and disappear that students can use as throwing targets (when projected on a wall)
    • Add shapes or images that move around on the screen that students can use to dodge with their shadow (when projected on a wall)
  • Create a QR code linked to an exercise video.


Source: SHAPE America National Standards for K-12 Physical Education (2016).

Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

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Your Instructor

Lindsay Dillon
Lindsay Dillon

My name is Lindsay Dillon and I am the Physical Education Teacher at Pleasant Knoll Elementary School in Fort Mill, SC. I am originally from Kissimmee, FL and after graduating high school I pursued a degree in Sport Leadership and Sport Humanities from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. After earning my degree, my husband, Bryan, and I relocated to Fort Mill where I made the decision to begin my Master of Arts in Teaching Physical Education degree at Winthrop University. I am currently in my 7th year of teaching and always looking for new and innovative ways to motivate my students to move. My husband and I have 4 year old daughter named Kenzie.

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