Importance Of Technology In Physical Education

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There are many ways technology is used in physical education in schools today. Technology in PE is any thing that helps teachers improve the environment and class room activity 's for students and get them to be more physically active in and out side of the class room. There are many different ways technology is used, and it is a positive way to engage students in their physical education class. In my eyes technology in physical education is a very effective way to improve students physical fitness in and outside of the classroom. There are many ways that technology can help provide our PE teachers with positive teaching strategies in order to improve the quality of their classes. One way technology improves a physical education classroom…show more content…
Technology is a big part of the fitness testing that occurs in most school systems in the country. There are three different types of tests, the pacer, pushup, and sit up test. For the pacer test the voice will tell you when to begin, and then you must run from one sideline of the court to the other before the beep. You must do this continuously back and forth until you reach a passing score. For the pushup and sit up test you must go up and down as the voice commands until you either pass or fail. For example, where I went to high school we used all of these forms of technology for our state fitness testing. Even some of our athletic coaches will use the pacer test as a way to get our sports team in better condition. Also, some PE classes use music for warm ups in order to get the students focused or excited about the class. By using the music the kids will want to start moving instead of no music which may make the beginning of class seem boring and bland. Another way technology is used is through virtual games and other activities. Some examples of virtual games could be Dance Dance Revolution, or other games for the Wii, Playstation, and other video game consoles where you are constantly moving even while standing in front of a television or…show more content…
I believe that technology does more good than bad in classes because it gets kids who are not into sports off the bleachers and more involved in the class. Susan Promislo who is a spokeswoman for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says, “kids who would not otherwise play sports or get off the sidelines in gym class are finding DDR to be a fun, appealing option that gets them burning calories without feeling like they are exercising.” This statement provides enough detail in my eyes to come to the conclusion that technology can have a positive impact in a PE class. The objective of a physical education class whether it’s elementary, middle, or high school is to get every person involved in class and to improve their physical fitness. So if a physical educator can use technology in order to get not just the jocks involved but the people who are not into sports or physical activities, they are doing their job
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