I have played around with a few gadgets in class over the years to try and mesh tech and the outcomes of my PE programs. I played around with cheap GPS data loggers and found they could be useful for analysing player movement in a game situation, just like the pros., for a fraction of the cost.
I’ve owned a GoPro camera for a while now and I’ve used it mainly for recording my cycling adventures. In the process of using it to help make a school promotional video, I discovered that the GoPro had potential in PE class for studies and analysis from players POV (Point of View).
Most people have access to a recording device of some sort, so a GoPro isn’t a prerequisite, but the development they have put into into the mounts make it a very usable device for physical activity. The footage from a chest mounted camera is pretty raw and unscripted, but it gave me a few ideas on what it could be used for. I’m thinking – part of a student portfolio that demonstrates their participation in not just school activities, but long physical activities outside school.
How do you think a GoPro camera could fit with enhancing your PE program outcomes?