ICT and PSE: facilitating mental representation and other benefits

In physical and health education (PHE), ICTs can play a very important role when we realize their potential. Continuation of yesterday's article, which reports on the conference by Joël Bouthillette, host at the RÉCIT national du développement de la personne, on the occasion of the Summit on the iPad in education. (Last of 2 parts)

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In physical and health education (PHE), ICTs can play a very important role when we realize their potential. Continuation of yesterday's article, which reports on the conference by Joël Bouthillette, host at the RÉCIT national du développement de la personne, on the occasion of the Summit on the iPad in education. (Last of 2 parts)

In addition to the other ideas stated yesterday, Mr. Bouthillette explained during his presentation that one can benefit from ICT in physical and health education (PSE) to activate prior knowledge before an activity, for example using 'a simple questionnaire produced using Google Drive. “If you ask the activation questions orally, it is often the same people who answer, or the super sportsmen in the group. "By doing everything in smaller teams depending on the tablets available, everyone has a voice and we can make a group feedback thanks to the graphics generated by Google Drive according to the responses.

Joël Bouthillette went on to talk about modeling with the aim of getting students to make a mental representation of a task or an activity. “Often this step is done by the teacher or a peer, but once it's done, it's over. With a poster for example, it is already more visual and some students will manage to make their mental representation by consulting it. But some need to go further, and it's the video that will help them. “Good thing, it seems that making or viewing a video on a mobile tablet is child's play. In this way, the student will be able to consult the video at the right place and at the right time, a fine example of educational differentiation!

He goes on to suggest the use of applications representing sports fields, through which students can develop a team strategy together. And, following the video capture of their performances, the students will be able to analyze themselves in order to make the necessary adjustments. It is common to return to the game after a game of basketball. “In many cases, the explanation of young people after a defeat is We were pockets or the teams are not fair! Okay, but still? They have no benchmark, no visual to refer to to explain their difficulties. "" You can also use it to take a photo of a static acrobatics and compare it to a model by annotating the lines of the body for example. »Finally, the RÉCIT facilitator reminds us that the tool can sometimes simply be used as a point counter or a stopwatch.

On the installation side, the environment is of course different from that of a classroom. For example, if there is a television or projection screen in the gym, it should be well protected, or simply placed on the other side of the glass in the teacher's desk. “With a device like the Apple TV (for television) or the AirServer application (for a computer), you can project the iPad screen so that everyone can see clearly. »Digital tablets paired with an interactive gun increase interactivity in learning.

He ended his presentation with an inspiring quote heard from a teacher in his community: “The more resources there are available for my students while they are learning, the more time I have to play my role as a teacher. "

1er IPad Summit in Education took place on 1er May 2013 in Montreal, organized by the Interuniversity Research Center on Training and the Teaching Profession (CRIFPE).

To see: the full lecture by Joël Bouthillette:

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Audrey Miller
Audrey Millerhttps://ecolebranchee.com
General manager of École branchée, Audrey holds a graduate degree in educational technologies and a bachelor's degree in public communication. Member of the Order of Excellence in Education of Quebec, she is particularly interested in the professional development of teachers, information in the digital age and media education, while actively creating bridges between the actors of the educational ecosystem since 1999. She is involved these days in particular in Edteq Association and as a member of the ACELF Communications Committee. When she has free time, she is passionate about her children, his rabbits, horses, good wine and... Web programming!

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