Google Classroom and Physical Education

Patricia Umhafer
PD Specialist
News on May 13 2020


Physical education remains an important part of a student’s education, even if they’re learning remotely. Students might be tempted to become sedentary while at home, but with these tips and tricks for using Google Classroom for PE you can keep them engaged, healthy, and moving.

Post Videos

These can be videos of a specific sport or athlete you are studying, or any exercises you would like your students to learn. These videos can be ones you create yourself or ones found on platforms such as YouTube.

Post Links

You can post links to articles about health and fitness and ask your students to read and respond to these articles. By creating a discussion, you are encouraging students to communicate with each other and engage in the content. You can also post links to exercise sites and videos to keep them moving.

Share Healthy Recipes

This is a great opportunity to share some of your favorites, or have your students share theirs. If you want to get fancy you can record a video of yourself preparing the recipe, and they can do the same. Who knows — maybe one of your students will become the next big Food Network star!

Create Challenges

This is a great way to check in with your students and keep them engaged. Post a new challenge once or twice a day. Challenges can be taking a walk, doing ten push-ups, a one-minute wall sit, etc. Each time a student completes a challenge they gain points. This is a great way to encourage physical fitness — and some friendly competition.

Keep a Log or Plan Book

Students can log and plan their physical activities. This is a great way to create a routine and keep them accountable. It also gives them the opportunity to reflect on their progress.

Provide Feedback

You can privately provide feedback to students.

Discussion Boards

Create and facilitate discussion on health and fitness.

The transition to remote learning can be challenging. Hopefully with these tips you will be able to encourage your students to stay active.

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