A Shift from Fortnite to Fitness Education: Smartphones in PE
Managing a weight room full of high school students can present challenges for any teacher or coach. The challenges range from having varied experience levels in one class, working on a tight schedule, and trying to stay organized with countless sheets of paper. Diego Matorras, strength coach at the Gilman School in Maryland, knew these challenges all too well. As the only teacher in the weight room, he was growing frustrated with how inefficient workouts were becoming during class. Training sessions often came to a screeching halt with students frequently asking questions, unsure about what their training cards were telling them to do next. Diego knew there must be a better way. With the rising successes of technology use in education, his first instinct was to consider integration within his own classroom. He worried, though, the inclusion of cell phones or computers in class would lead to a greater distraction. Would trying an app based education tool help streamline his classroom, or would it lead to more frequent Fortnite play and Instagram scrolling from his students?
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