Educational Technology

March 25, 2013

Controversy brews over online

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Stephanie Hockridge, DPP

Schools all over the Valley offer online courses. But, what about an online P.E class? It’s an option one state lawmaker wants taken off the table. Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Boyer says kids need to get away from the computer screens, TV screens and cell phone screens and, instead, venture outside and get some exercise. On a beautiful day in Gilbert, the SWAT girls softball team is busy doing drills and learning proper technique. But, it’s that type of instruction that wouldn’t happen during an online physical education course. According to the Gilbert Public School’s website, the district offers three online P.E. courses, including bowling.

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