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Excerpts — Technology for Physical Educators

Technology for Motivation

This is an excerpt from Technology for Physical Educators, Health Educators, and Coaches With Web Resource by Seth E. Jenny,Jennifer M. Krause & Tess Armstrong.Motivating With Video Games To say that video gaming is very popular would be a massive understatement. United States consumer spending on video gaming exceeded $43 billion in 2018 (Entertainment Software Association, 2019). Moreover, 90 percent of U.S. teens aged 13 to 17 years (97 percent of boys and 83 percent of girls) play video games of some kind, whether on smartphones, computers, or consoles (e.g., PlayStation, Xbox), and 84 percent (92 percent of boys and...

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Lifetime Health Technologies: Sample high school Wearable Activity Tracker Assignment

This is an excerpt from Technology for Physical Educators, Health Educators, and Coaches With Web Resource by Seth E. Jenny,Jennifer M. Krause & Tess Armstrong.If you are a health or physical education teacher, you might ask your high school students to research a wearable technology that they might be interested in purchasing. For a sample worksheet, see figure 6.2. This activity would meet two of SHAPE America's grade-level outcomes for high school physical education and could help students better understand what is involved in becoming a conscious consumer of fitness products. Wearable technology may constitute a big investment for your...

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Opportunities and Ideas for Acquiring Technology: School-Based Funding

This is an excerpt from Technology for Physical Educators, Health Educators, and Coaches With Web Resource by Seth E. Jenny,Jennifer M. Krause & Tess Armstrong.If you are looking to make a big or small technology purchase, you have many options for finding funds. Every school or program has a different protocol to follow, but there are some typical sources of funding that you should look to first before looking into more complex solutions. Some typical sources for school-based funding come from: the school budget, a parent-teacher association (PTA), or a booster club The School Budget The first step to acquiring...

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Technology in Coaching

This is an excerpt from Technology for Physical Educators, Health Educators, and Coaches With Web Resource by Seth E. Jenny,Jennifer M. Krause & Tess Armstrong.Beyond traditional school settings, technology has become an important part of the coaching world. The National Standards for Sport Coaches (NSSC; Society of Health and Physical Educators, 2019), include 42 standards covering areas such as setting goals and standards; engaging in ethical practices; building relationships; creating a safe, positive, and inclusive environment; conducting practices; preparing for competition; teaching, assessing, and adapting; and striving for improvement. Of the 42 standards, only one specifically mentions technology, and it...

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Using digital Technology in Adapted PE

This is an excerpt from Technology for Physical Educators, Health Educators, and Coaches With Web Resource by Seth E. Jenny,Jennifer M. Krause & Tess Armstrong.Technology Tips From the Field Robert Waugh Elementary Health and Physical Education Teacher and Unified Sports Head Bocce Coach Pleasant Valley Elementary School, Knoxville, Maryland, and Williamsport Elementary School, Williamsport, Maryland What types of disabilities do your students have, and do you teach these students in an inclusive PE class? I have had students with many different special needs including, Down syndrome, autism, spina bifida, and many more. All of the students I have taught have...

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