Creating Augmented Reality Fitness Task Cards

Last week I blogged about augmented reality. I briefly discussed some of the possibilities with AR and showed a video demonstration I created about how to place a URL within a target that linked to a Google Form. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the capabilities of AR. There are endless ways this technology can be used in a Physical Education class and to help increase physical activity outside of school. As I discover applicable uses for AR I would like to share them with you…. Read More

Analyzing Race, Gender and Skill Level Interaction in Physical Education

For part two of this blog series on systematic observation I would like to share a verbal interaction form. This form was adapted from one I received from Dr. Hans vanDerMars and is a great way to track how often you interact with students with different skill levels, different genders and different ethnicities. As you know, it is pivotal to give every student an equal Physical Education and this form will help give you an honest look at your interactions with all your students. As discussed in part one of this blog… Read More

Using Augmented Reality to Increase Physical Activity Outside of School

Augmented reality, or AR, opens the door for various possibilities in a Physical Education/physical activity setting. Augmented reality works similar to a QR code, but instead of a QR code you have a target. A target can be a picture or even a real-life object. Once the target is activated it can overlay an object onto your screen, take you to an URL and much more. A great example of how the overlay works is Anatomy 4D. To see how the URL feature works, watch the following video, which briefly demonstrates one… Read More