This course is designed for physical educators looking for unique ways to integrate technology in their PE classroom with the use of an iPad and suggested applications (Apps). These applications can be used with K-5 students but can easily be adapted for 6-12.
The purpose of this course is to create an iPad Toolkit that can be utilized in new ways to integrate technology inside a PE classroom used by the students or the teacher.
The PE teacher will create a future reference tool with a vast array of apps that will increase participation, promote student motivation, and change the way they conduct assessment of their students. Their completed iPad toolkit will help with the tasks such as preparing and administering information (fitness scores, class participation, motor skills, etc.), which can be done more efficiently with the use of the iPads in the physical education classroom.
Course participants will create an iPad Toolkit by finding applications and interactive programs online that will:
Technology needed to complete:
You will need a computer and iPad, Microsoft Word, and a Google Drive account (optional but very helpful). You may use any valid email address to contact the instructor or turn in materials.
We have estimated this module will take approximately 8 clock hours to complete. This will vary with every learner. Students can start and complete assignments any time they wish. You will have an instructor that you can contact via email for help, and you will turn in some of your assignments via email. The instructor will also review most of your work to make sure you are making the appropriate progress.
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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Scott Dyer is elementary physical education teacher for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade at PS 251 for the New York City Public Schools. He serves as a Physical Education Ambassador and Facilitator for a Professional Learning Community in Brooklyn. He is married with two boys who love playing baseball and he coaches a travel youth baseball team and local track and field team on Long Island, New York.