So You Are Saying I Have To Read..

I am not going to lie, I straight up struggles with this. Finding blogs/articles that I wanted to follow and read. I always feel like I am a doer I like doing things I am a kinaesthetic learner as well so sitting and reading articles, not my favourite. BUT with that being said the resources that EDTC300 has provided me such as Feedly which is a resource that brings articles all in to one place, wow is that handy. Also bringing everyone in this class and in EDTC400 together, I can review and read their blogs with minimal research. We are able to share ideas that are similar to our own interests which is awesome!

One thing I really enjoy about Feedly is that I am finding really good articles on Physical Education that I was struggling to find before, but more importantly they are geared towards utilizing technology within the gymnasium..

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Yes, we use technology in the gym. We don’t just sweat and run in circles, sorry to burst your imaginary 1950’s bubble. Utilizing technology in physical education is incredibly important because students are progressing, so should we as educators. Hence why I decided to take this class, just wanted to keep up with the times. So with all this joy in learning all these resources from class and classmates I came across a great blog from The P.E Geek which is literally a guy from Australia who is an advocate for physical education and the integration of technology. *Mind Blown*

Anyways, he posted back in December his 100th post and in celebration of that he created a blog post of 100 ways to incorporate technology (WITH APPS) into the classroom/gymnasium he even puts them under categories. Why work when the work is done for you right. So unfortunately there was a podcast that was incorporated with his post but I could not download it and could not figure out how to listen to it, but I still thought the post was incredibly useful. Check it out, I dare you.

The P.E Geek – Episode 100 – One Hundred Ways to Use Technology in PE 

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8 responses

  1. I totally agree with reading. Although English is my major, I still find myself having a lack of motivation to read anything these days! I find myself blaming it on University and the countless readings I have to do every single week of each semester. I have lost joy in reading as there is too much, and I have lost time in order to read for enjoyment outside of class as well. I found through Feebly, I was able to find some interesting blogs that weren’t too long , so they were attainable in being able to read a few throughout the week. I’m glad you were also able to find some relatable blogs that motivated you to start and continue with reading.

    – Alyssa

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  2. I also strongly agree with this! Also like Alyssa, I am an English major, but I still find myself struggling to find motivation when it comes to reading countless articles. Although I struggled to find the motivation to do so, once I began I started to find countless resources that would help me bring technology into my English classrooms, similar to you finding resources for your Physical Education classrooms, I started to become more interested. These articles can help us keep up to date and solve futures issues we did not even see coming such as classroom management strategies.
    Thank you for being open and honest! I now know I am not alone!
    – Rebecca.

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    • And most of the time the students know more than we do about the technology we are bringing in, so it doesn’t hurt to ask what they would like to see in their classroom. Not saying let them run the class Ha! But Student lead activities give them a sense of responsibility and belonging and may motivate them to learn more. Technology is a wonderful aid we just have to utilize it to the best of our abilities! But yes reading and finding those aids can be tough.

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  3. These days, I think most people cringe at the thought of reading articles, especially if they are long! Obviously it is important to still promote the benefits of this, but honestly once you find some that actually interest you, it is so easy to get into them! I taught physical education in my internship and I wish I would have had that resource of the 100 ways to integrate tech in the PE! Would have been awesome to have all of those options! Definitely going to bookmark it! Thanks !

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    • I’m glad you found the resource as useful as I did! But yes I agree once you find articles that are relatable it is so much easier to be engaged in the information being provided if you actually like it!

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  4. Awesome post Megan I read the 100 ways to incorporate technology into PE. As a future gym teacher and current basketball coach of a junior high team I can’t stress how important technology is as a teaching/learning tool. It can help with participation within your class, and helping students learn the skills and understand them better. We are in a world with so much “sports science” and information out there to become the best we can be within the physical education world. My personal favourite thing is using apps when coaching. Using an app that can record a motion and then you can draw on and replay to show your player the correct way or what they must change. Sometimes verbally telling them isn’t enough. They need to physically see it with their own eyes. Often times you get a reaction like “wow that’s what I shoot like!?”. The change in their form is almost simultaneous with viewing it. Just my thoughts, keep up the great posts.

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    • Thanks for the Comment!
      I agree about technology, as a fellow educator and coach! Have you ever heard of an app called Coaches Eye ? It is an app used literally for what you are talking about I have had it used on me when I was an athlete and then I utilized it in some of my lessons and students loved it because like you said they get to see it for themselves. We just have to keep progressing in the gymnasium and utilizing technology to the best of our ability 🙂

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