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Integrating Technology into the Classroom
Physical Education (K-12)
 


Ask your mentor teacher or media specialist what types of technology are available in the school and how you go about accessing them.  For example, can you check out digital cameras or a projector from the media specialist?  Second, read your school’s Acceptable Use Policy and find out if all the students in your class have permission to go online.

Teachers Using Technology in Classrooms

  1. Create a graphic organizer for a concept in Word or Inspiration.  Ask your mentor teacher or the media specialist if Inspiration is available in your school.
  2. Use a WebQuest that has already been developed to teach a topic.
  3. If you are lucky enough to be in a classroom with a digital whiteboard, ask your mentor teacher how to use it!
  4. Create a PowerPoint Presentation to teach a topic.
  5. Use the Internet to look up interesting facts about the subject you are teaching.

Students Using Technology in Classrooms

  1. Have students videotape a skill, like throwing the ball.  Then they can make a PowerPoint presentation showing how to do this activity step by step.
  2. Divide students into groups; have them select a sport.  Then ask students to research the sport on the Internet.  Have the students present the sport to the class through a multimedia presentation.
  3. Have students develop an exercise program and put it into a spreadsheet.
    For example:
                Record what they eat every day
                Record how they exercise every day
                Record their weight every day
    Then they also can graph their results as it is going and at the end of the project to see their gains or losses.
  4. Have students pick a sport and do research on that sport.  Have them show how this sport has evolved throughout the years.  They can use the Internet and other resources to do research.  They can show the class their presentation through multimedia software.  Also have them demonstrate how athletes in their sport use technology.
  5. Divide class into groups.  Assign each group a professional sport to research how much the players make, including different bonus systems, etc.  Have each group record their findings in a spreadsheet.  Then come together as a class and come up with a class presentation in PowerPoint showing all the class findings.