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Mr. Switzer from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Physical Education Collaboration Creates Champion Learners

My students need an iPad, Movie Mate, and a Blu-ray player to allow self-critiques and provide dynamic feedback for each other. Technology tools can equal a game change.

  • $2,110 goal

This project expired on August 6, 2016.

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My Students

Over my 20 years at an arts integrated, inclusion school as the physical education teacher, I have taught a diverse population of preschoolers through 8th grade students. During my time, I have seen first hand the movement of children and families bringing life to the community.

Over the course of one week, I teach 550 students.

Our school population is diverse with cultures, languages, learning styles and socioeconomic backgrounds. One thing all of my students have in common is their need to move. Physical Education class provides an opportunity for my students to release their energy, but it also introduces them to an array of skill sets, talents known and unknown. I've seen the quiet athlete find comfort when they realize a new strength. I have seen mentorship exchanges where one student gives instruction to new young ball handlers. It's clear they enjoy connecting and helping each other.

My Project

As the Physical Education Teacher, I am constantly looking for tools that will allow my students to give feedback on their performances and movement. With this technology equipment, my classes will be able to instantly view clips of their motions and receive feedback immediately from their classmates, myself and most importantly they can empower their own self-discovery. Using the Coaches Eye App for the iPad connected to the projector, students will be able to analyze and review motions and techniques for any physical skill or athletic activity. We will be able to "break down" each movement using frame by frame, slow motion, side-by-side comparison and telestration tools.

With these technology tools, my students can create physical education experiments.

We can design activities that allow them to take control over their own improvement and make strides to overcome obstacles and challenge unknowns. Children learn compassion through team activities. Children can see a weakness and problem solve for their future growth. Class-wide reflection and collaboration on these movements can play a part and create a collab-etition rather than competition.

Mr. Switzer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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25 donors25 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson 85HD MovieMate, Black • Amazon Business $818.98 1 $818.98
Apple - iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 16GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $399.99 1 $399.99
Samsung Electronics UBD-K8500 3D Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (2016 Model) • Amazon Business $397.99 1 $397.99
Apple - Silicone Case for Apple iPad mini 4 - Orange • Best Buy Education $59.99 1 $59.99
Apple Lightning Digital AV adapter MD826AM / A • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95

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