Technology is already used in the classroom for teaching spelling, but its usefulness goes beyond spelling activities; it can be equally beneficial for P.E. classes...
New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 03, 2014
How does a school combat the sedentary lives of its students? How can school administrators reverse students' preoccupation with technology and their aversion to any sort of physical activity? Winona State University believes it has found the answer. The university recently introduced a tech-based physical education class for students that goes beyond the conventional competitive sports and athletics. These physical education classes use technology and life skills to appeal to students, says eReflect, the developer of Ultimate Spelling™ software.
The WSU Homeschool Physical Education (P.E.) program brings P. E. majors and Elementary Education majors together, and creates an environment where they can put theory into practice. The result is an unconventional approach to exercising that revolves around hula hoops, cones, and large bean bags. Instead of football and volleyball sessions, these students engage in obstacle courses and use technology to get feedback for their activities and performance. This approach fosters important life skills rather than simply concentrating on teaching children how to play team sports.
As eReflect remarks, P.E. is undergoing a big shift these days, with instructors and researchers changing how physical activity is defined, implemented, and measured. Conventional P.E classes are often outdated, and technology is paving the way towards better ways to measure physical performance, adjust activities, and optimize results so that physical activity is both appealing to students and good for their health. Technology is already used in the classroom for teaching spelling, but its usefulness goes beyond spelling activities; it can be equally beneficial for P.E. classes, as the Winona State University program proves quite well.
Redefining P.E. at WSU means that students are all engaged and all active throughout their P.E class and that their activities are not focused on who’s the fastest or strongest, but who’s the most active. Students get to try different activities, from zumba and yoga to playing croquet and dancing the fox-trot.
eReflect congratulates the Winona State University students and instructors for their innovative approach to physical activity and how they’re trying to get younger generations interested in sports and health.
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