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ERIC Number: EJ900561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Podcasts and Wiki's: Delivering Content Information to Students Using Technology. Article #4 in a 6-Part Series
Mears, Derrick
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v23 n1 p29-34 Sep-Oct 2009
One of the most difficult tasks for today's physical educator is to ensure students maintain high levels of physical activity during physical education courses and demonstrate knowledge of cognitive content. The National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE) indicate that students should not only demonstrate motor competency, but also an understanding of movement concepts and principles. Thus, physical educators must find effective strategies to maximize instructional time and ensure students demonstrate mastery of cognitive and psychomotor objectives. Two recent types of technology can assist the practitioner in accomplishing this task--namely Podcasts and Wiki's. Podcasts are audio and/or video recordings of spoken word or video content delivered via portable media devices such as Apple's IPod or Microsoft's Zune. These recordings allow teachers to provide content to students outside of the classroom or during exercise sessions. Wiki's are software packages that allow the user to create web pages using common web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. The advantage of this software is that it allows the user to create hyperlinks to other web pages or files making the delivery of multiple types of content a quick and easy process. Therefore, the focus of this article in the technology series is to provide "how-to" guidelines for developing Podcasts and Wiki's to effectively deliver content to students in the physical education setting. (Contains 4 figures.) [For Part 3, see EJ900554.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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