Last week in my physical education class students participated in an American Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course. It involves student’s climbing over plyometric boxes, swinging on ropes, using the bouldering wall, jumping rope and crawling underneath objects. Obstacle courses are an extremely engaging activity for students, but as teachers it can be easy to forget to emphasize learning outcomes during obstacle courses. To help me with this I have created digital badges for students to increase student engagement and reflection during classes. Each badge represents different learning outcomes of the obstacle course. Here… Read More
One of my favorite things as a physical educator is having the opportunity to design activities and visual aids for my students use during class. I love to be inventive, and it gives me a sense of ownership and the chance to think deeply about why I am creating the activity or visual aid. During this blog I will discuss three tools that I often use for design purposes and how they can all work together to create the final product.
My Apple Watch arrived a little less than a week ago. I bought it with hopes that it would be a great tool to compliment my use of other technology in my physical education classes. I was also hoping it would help me in my journey toward exactability. So far, it seems to be meeting my expectations. Decreasing management episodes and increasing opportunities for student engagement are just a few ways the Apple Watch is helping me as I attempt to become a better teacher. It’s important to note that most apps for… Read More