Introduction: This Educational
Technology course for Health & Physical Education classroom/gym
application was written, implemented, and evaluated by Sandra Owen, Clinical
Faculty, Department of Kinesiology and Health, Georgia State University. Web
Quest training was provided by Lauretta Burton, Instructional Technology
Center, Georgia State University. Computer assistance was provided by Ying
Wang, GRA. Cobb County elementary, middle, and high school HPE
teachers under the direction of Mike Tenoschok participated in the pilot.
Program description and analysis (slide show)
Technology in American Schools: Seven Dimensions for Gauging Progress (Milken Foundation)
Milken Family Foundation : Educational Technology
In-service Course Description:
During this course, you will learn and apply strategies for integrating
technology. Four technology assignments will be posted on dates identified
in the course syllabus. An integrated technology/teaching strategy will be
introduced along with an example of its use for health and physical education.
Each technology lesson will state the due date for you to post your reflection
on the course discussion board in the section identified for your school.
This portion of the course is not to be a group effort. Each individual
enrolled in the course is to individually complete assignments. Course
attendance will be taken from these weekly postings. Later in the course,
a small group activity will include the creation and posting of a web quest.
You are required to develop your own field-based application of each strategy
and "try it out" with three or more of your students. Following your field-based
application, you are to post your reflection on how you applied the strategy
(describe your strategy and discuss what went well, and what you would change).
Post your comments in the sub-section for your school identified for teacher
comments from your school. You are encouraged to read other teachers' reflections.
You are also to have the students who participated in each field-based
post a reflection on the discussion board in the section marked for your school
in the area marked "student reflection". The student reflection will describe what
the students liked best about the application and how the strategy helped them to
learn. Your students are encouraged to read student reflections from the other schools.
The six strands of the Georgia Quality Core Curriculum for Technology
the National Education Technology Standards, and the International Standards for Technology Education guide each of the on-line applied strategies and individual
reflections specific to field application.
Within the Georgia Quality Core Curriculum for Technology
Integration, "technology" is defined as"...an integral tool to enhance and
motivate student learning through communication, research, production,
data collection and analysis in an efficient and effective manner
promoting critical thinking, problem-solving, peer collaboration, and
self-initiated, life-long learning."
The six strands developed by the Quality Core Curriculum Technology
Integration Committee include:
1. Basic Skills...knowledge/skills essential for effective use of
2. Productivity...application of technology knowledge/skills to
organize, display, and present ideas and information
3. Communication...use of technology to share ideas/information
within and beyond the classroom
4. Societal and Ethical Issues...ethical behavior in the use of
5. Research...obtain and integrate a variety of information sources
to answering a research question
6. Problem-solving/decision-making...collaborate with others in
applying a variety of resources to solve an issue
Assignment One: Integrating Technology for Health and
Physical Education Based on Selected
Georgia Technology Indicators
Two: Taking on the Role of "Coach" and
Relinquishing the Role of "Expert"
Web Quest One: Personal Trainer
Web Quest Two: Make Up Your Own Field Day
Web Quest Three: T.E.A.M. Exercising
Middle/High School Course Syllabus:
Assignment One: Learning Expedition
Assignment Two: Guided Co-Operative Questioning
Middle/High School Web Quests:
Web Quest One: Finding Physical, Mental, and Social Health
Web Quest Two: Fitness Survey
Web Quest Three: United States Health Care System
Web Quest Four: Let's Chew the Fat
Web Quest Five: Suny Recreational Game Advertisement
Web Quest Six: Nutrition