Originally all of us assumed that there would be no need for technology in PE classroom setting, we soon discovered that it takes an open mind to see that it can be useful. While we are not going to be equipped with SmartBoard or even laptops this doesn't prevent bringing in other sources to help teach and motivate students. In our project we created we found that there is abundant amount of resources out there to help implement healthy ideals for our students. We also found that tracking physical activity has been made so simple that almost all age groups can do it and benefit from it. By creating our project we found several sources on smartphones and then the more we thought about it we found other tools that we could bring into our gym setting for our students.
Just like as with technology, we all thought that there is no place nor need for project based learning in PE, again we were proven wrong. It took a bit of creativity to see that by using project based learning we could really bring our classes together. By setting it up as as competition it provides a way to keep students motivated to work together and to accomplish tasks big and small. Our use of teams, along with creating group learning, also gives students who would never get the chance to be part of any extracurricular team the opportunity to learn how to work together with others on a different level.
While many in the future may be speculative about why this class is necessary for PE majors let us just say that any new way of teaching is never unnecessary. Having different techniques in your pocket is always useful and a great resource. The best advice we have to give for students that will be in our shoes is don't think that what is going on doesn't apply to you, just find a way to use it in your favor. It's going to take a little creativity and some hard work but it can be done.