QR Coach

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”

Step 1
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.

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Step 2
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.

For example:

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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!!!

Dance to Success

Dance lends itself to in depth analysis, create / review / re-do. By the is more to just watching the dances of others. Self assessment can be very powerful in influencing progress in dance choreography and performance skills.

Year 8 students have been completing a programme of work based around the film Grease. The group within this post were a low ability group, some with poor movement and coordination.

The connect activity involved brainstorming words that linked to the video of the track grease lightening.

We then looked at learning a chorus routine. The movement base was teacher led and students were asked to replicate movements. After a number of practice runs the group were videoed as a class.

This video then formed the basis for personal and group feedback. As a class we analysed the video spotting ares of strength and weakness using coach my video.

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Students then used photo babble to give personal feedback to peers. Each student had to give verbal feedback on the app to their partner to go away and improve upon from the aspects discussed as a group. Students were then given the opportunity to improve their work.

Time for SOLO
Using solo criteria students were asked to grade themselves using solo criteria.

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Students who graded themselves as relational or above we’re allocated the role of support mentor to those who had graded themselves pre / uni or multistructural.

Prestructural and Unistructural students were given a video to follow showing the perfect model of the linked movements and given time to practice

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When they felt confident in the movements they moved onto station 2 – multistructural where they had a support mentor to help them apply the movements to the correct timing and refine any small aesthetic points ( e.g. Tension of limbs / performance features).

At the end of the independent study time we videoed the class again and went through the whole analysis process again.

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After watching the video and listening to the second analysis feedback students were then asked to record which solo level they were now working at.

From this point it’s creative freestyle and the process starts again # lovefeedback #loveprogress