ERIC Number: EJ699477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-1
Reference Count: 5
Creating a Virtual Gymnasium
Fiorentino, Leah H.; Castelli, Darla
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v76 n4 p16 Apr 2005
Physical educators struggle with the challenges of assessing student performance, providing feedback about motor skills, and creating opportunities for all students to engage in game-play on a daily basis. The integration of technology in the gymnasium can address some of these challenges by improving teacher efficiency and increasing student motivation. National and state accreditation guidelines require future teachers to have a mastery of basic technology skills. Adelphi University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have taken these standards one step further by requiring future teachers to apply their technology skills directly to physical education classes. The purpose of this article is to describe how physical education teachers are using video technology to create game-like practice situations for use during secondary physical education instruction, and to help those who are unfamiliar with this technology to create their own videos to use in their teaching.
Descriptors: Videotape Recordings, Team Sports, Teaching Methods, Recreational Facilities, Psychomotor Skills, Technology Integration, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193, ext. 493 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois