Educational Technology

June 26, 2012

CA District Uses iPads to Help Teach PE Classes

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by School CIO

Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) in Chula Vista, California is bringing iPad use to the Physical Education classroom through the use of iPad-enabled SPARK curriculum. SUHSD’s move to iPad use in PE came earlier this year and was funded by the Carol M. White Physical Education Program federal grant SUHSD won in 2009. This grant covered the cost of 40 iPad’s and SPARK training for 50 PE instructors. With this new technology, teachers have access to SPARK’s digital lesson plans, activity videos and interactive assessment tools, giving teachers more time to focus on keeping their students engaged and active. The technology allows teachers to teach students skills, dances for dance units and capture video of students to show them how they are performing a skill so that they might be able to improve it. For example, if a student isn’t serving a tennis ball correctly, the instructor can record a video of the student and then play it back to show him/her how to improve that skill.

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