For my Technology Integration Project, I am working on finding new ways to help combat the challenges that PE teachers face with online PE classes. The specific challenges I am focusing on checking student’s activity levels when they are away from class. I would like to find better ways to hold them accountable for the fitness activities they are doing at home. Secondly, I am
trying to find better ways to give guidance to students when they are participating in activity away from myself and the class.
To start, I want to use Google Classroom. Our school district has given every staff member and student a Google Account that we can use to interact with each other. Using Google Classroom, I want to have everyone registered into the class so we can have an asynchronous form of communication. This platform will also be a place where I upload assignments and they complete directly on there.When looking into actively monitoring student’s participation in fitness at home, I have been testing out some new apps. They include:
- Nike Run Club
- Under Armour MapMyRun
- Asics Runkeeper
- Strava: Run, Ride, Swim
When looking into guidance for the class, I would like to utilize the Google Classroom and apps in a more efficient way. There are many videos I could upload to the classroom for students to view and help with their learning. Each time I upload a video I could make it an assignment to write a small comment so I can see that they have read and understand. I would like to use Google Docs to help have a running communication with students. It would be nice for them to pose any questions or concerns, and I could comment back on those for them to read anytime.
I am trying to think of other things I can do. I have toyed with the idea of having them take videos of themselves doing a activity but I worry that privacy issues may come into play and I would never want anyone to feel uncomfortable. Do you have any ideas or apps that may work? Please let me know what you have used in the past.