Monday, May 18, 2009

VSR27: Raising The Bar

Jarrod Robinson, Ben Jones and Shane Roberts are not ones for sticking with the status quo. Our conversation explores some very cool tools being used for integrating technology with PE, such as Bluetooth broadcasting, QR codes and the Wii Remote.



Raising the Bar is an expression that comes from athletics, where high jumpers will keep pushing themselves just that little bit further… it also describes well the sorts of thinking you’ll find coming from these amazing Physical Education teachers; Jarrod Robinson, Ben Jones and Shane Roberts.  Not ones for sticking with the status quo, our conversation with these guys explores some very cool tools being used for integrating technology with PE, such as Bluetooth broadcasting, QR codes and the Wii Remote.  Beyond the fun tools though are some very deep ideas about some genuinely powerful pedagogy.

This episode is a little longer than most, since Shane joined us late in the conversation and raised some interesting conversation about the use of non-synchronous discussion tools. Overall though, these guys created a great podcast that is a must-listen.
Links mentioned in this episode:

Ben
Blog - http://bloglearningrhhs.blogspot.com

Jarrod
Blog - http://mrrobbo.wordpress.com
Twitter - @mrrobbo

Shane
Blog - http://shanetechteach.edublogs.org/
Twitter - @shanetechteach

Blue Magnet Bluetooth server  - http://www.bluemagnet.com/
QR Code Generator - http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
WiiMote Project - http://www.wiimoteproject.com/