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Elementary physical education teachers and the use of digital devices in their classrooms are evolving. From simple step counters to Apple Watches to track the movement and skills of students, the digital tools available for physical education teachers are more prominent than ever before. This case study looked at how urban elementary physical education teachers use digital devices in their classroom, pre-covid-19, and during covid 19. In an upper-Midwestern setting, this research used a qualitative case study to find examples of digital device usage by urban elementary physical educators from one school district. Data collection methods included an online survey, a questionnaire, and semi-structured interviews. Participants were selected from the online survey and those chosen were based on criteria of geographic location in the district, the number of years teaching in the district, and interest in being a part of the case study. Areas of future research include other geographic locations in the state to cross-analyze how different elementary physical education teachers in rural, urban, and suburban school districts use digital devices.
Curriculum, Physical Education, Staff Development
Kaluza, Eric, "Digital Device Use in Urban Elementary Physical Education Classrooms: Viewpoints" (2021). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4515.
School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations