Should We Leverage Ed Tech in Gym Class?

By using students’ devices, physical education teachers can add an element of engagement never seen before. 

When you first think of smartphones and tablets, your initial thought may be to think of them as distractions. But when you get to know what all of these devices are capable of, you can see them as an opportunity to better almost any and all activities. Among these activities is P.E. class. If you want to use tech in gym class in order to improve the physical fitness of your students, follow these great tips.

Utilizing the Devices Students Have

Many students–including high-school, middle school, and younger–are carrying smartphones and many would refer to these devices as extensions of themselves. You can use their smartphones and the magic of QR codes to make gym class more interactive.
By creating a QR code, you can set a scavenger hunt around the gym. They can move to the various stations and complete the physical activity that comes up on their screen. While students are interacting with the activities, teachers can learn their names and answer questions–it’s a win-win situation.

Recognizing the Potential of Wearable Tech

Wearable technology has revolutionized the way we obtain feedback from our devices and our daily activities. Many physical education departments have realized this, and have started to incorporate pedometers and heart rate monitors into their programs.

Introducing Fitbits into your programs allows for an easy-to-use experience. The student wears the device, and the Fitbit is able to record and present the data in a comprehensive manner.

When it comes to wearable tech and their incorporation in the classroom, the sky is the limit. When the focus is on learning, technology can improve nearly every aspect of the educational experience. Contact D&D Security by calling 800-453-4195 or by clicking here.