When thinking about the structure of my module, I decided to go with Google Classroom as that’s the main service our school division uses. Students also are quite familiar with it and enjoy the functions of it for this class. My class is designed for teachers to use when there is no gymnasium space available for them to use in their PE classes.
My first module is more of an Outdoor Education mini unit. The goal is to expose to students to the safety and skills needed to build a Quinzee (form of a snow shelter). The unit is broken into day by day classes, built for a hour class. In it, we also discuss the role the students have when working in the outdoors and keeping it the way they found it, with a mini lesson on Leave No Trace. Then we work into a mini lesson on winter survival and dress. Lastly, comes the actual construction of the Quinzees outside. Below is a full unit walk through.
Here is also a section of the flip classroom, where students are asked to respond to daily progress of their builds. It also contains a video of me breaking down the full construction and steps to the build.
Let me know what you think? Have you had any opportunities to experience Outdoor Education in your past?
Hi Graeme! This is looking like an awesome unit so far, what a creative idea to approach physical education in different spaces! I really like the set up of your google classroom and how it is there prepped and ready to go for teachers to use. I also really like how you embedded tech activities to follow up learning outcomes with the students! I am excited to continue seeing how this course progresses.
Hey Sydney, I’m glad to hear you liked what you saw. My hope with the classroom setup was that I could share the code and teachers could access and use whatever they need or want to use. It kind of morphed into a mini unit, but just kept adding to it. I’m debating if the next task will be circuit training or a yoga unit. Thanks for the comment!
I really like the concept provided by you regarding google classroom. In addition to the above, It’s simple to utilize Google Classroom even if you’re not a Google user. You can add as many learners as you like, create Google documents to manage assignments and announcements, post YouTube videos, add links, and attach files from Google Drive, in addition to the fact that it is delivered through the Chrome browser, making it accessible from all computers, mobile devices, and tablets. Logging in, as well as receiving and submitting assignments, will all be simple for students.