I have previously spoken about how coach my video has helped transform the way we analyse performance in PE. Analysis makes up a fundamental part of GCSE coursework, and my year 11s are now beginning their practical analysis module in preparation for their coursework module.
With all analysis tasks, as a class we have investigated why we analyse, what use it gives us, and how it can impact on improved performance. In the past students have all been keen to be the performer, but not always wanted to sit and be the observer….not when there is an iPad in the room. – “I’ll do the videoing miss, when is it my turn miss”
The students were set a task of videoing short periods of activity and identifying positives and negatives in technique for the overhead clear in badminton. Examples of which are below.
The analysis pictures were printed out and students were asked to annotate the pictures, making reference to the perfect model.
How do they know what the perfect model should look like?
* prior learning
* peer coaches
* Internet links – this is whe the QR codes come in. Using the website http://www.qrstuff.com I generated QR codes linking to photos of the perfect model, ‘how to videos’ etc etc.
The same process was then followed for each technique of badminton, with an aim to compile a portfolio and identify key strengths and weaknesses for each individual.
Coach my video also encourages maths, as it enables you to talk about angles and distances etc. Our school has implemented a cross curricular maths symbol that is displayed during activities involving maths. We have used this symbol to focus student ideas. When the symbol is on display we are concerned with identifying and explaining aspects of the technique specific to maths. When it is not on display we are looking at generic evidence.
QR codes are definitely the way to go, and this Xmas, Santa definitely appears to have equipped more and more students with the smart tools they need to utilise the QR codes. Definitely more to come!!!