ERIC Number: EJ1175606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Embracing Technology and Pop Culture Trends in Physical Education: Ready, Set, (Pokémon) Go!
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v89 n4 p45-51 2018
As physical education teachers, it is important to remain current with trends and continue to add fresh, innovative ideas to our lessons. This responsibility means that educators must continue to seek ways to better understand students and encourage a physically active lifestyle. This article provides strategies for embracing technology and the pop culture trend, Pokémon Go, in a geocaching physical education unit. Skeptics may argue that Pokémon Go does anything but promote fitness and physical activity, claiming that individuals walk aimlessly with their eyes glued to a screen. However, teachers can choose to approach this trend with opportunistic eyes and imaginative ideas. This article offers physical educators an application of the theory to practice framework, identifying how technology and pop culture trends can translate to the physical education classroom.
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Physical Education, Computer Games, Handheld Devices, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activities, National Standards, Video Games, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Navigation, Recreational Activities, Educational Technology, Maps, Geographic Location, Geographic Information Systems
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