We understand that technology is continuing to grow. Technology has always been a part of life, education, and progress.
After all, wikipedia defines technology as,
the collection of techniques, methods or processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation. Technology can be the knowledge of techniques, processes, etc. or it can be embedded in machines, computers, devices and factories, which can be operated by individuals without detailed knowledge of the workings of such things.
in short, making things work is technology.
When technology is talked about today it is often called the, Next Big Thing (NBT). We must embrace the NBT. As Physical Educators we have to be willing to adapt and change, just like a game situation in sports. ‘Old technology’ is the use of the mind and body in a given environment. ‘New technology’ is the application of those ideas into a more complex form…more specifically, a digital form.
What does that mean?
This means, the students that we work with understand technology to be a machine. They understand it to be a device to help them move forward…
We must meet them in the middle. We must help them see how wonderful technology is…outside of their smart phone.
The 2015 National PE Institute has set a stage of technology through social media. The five keynote speakers that are set to present do not reside in Asheville, North Carolina, or the US…that is because technology is amazing! Thanks for bringing them together Artie!
Be humbled by that piece of information, but understand that your students already assume this. The world is digital. It is up to us to make it natural…nature is a great place to start.
Get outside, play, and set an example of the technology of the body and mind.
Monday’s question of the day is this.
What do you want your kids to know about quality physical education? #QPE
Thanks for making a positive difference.