Will Richardson in his book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms states that there are some major shifts happening in education in response to the Internet. Of the 10 he lists, of particular interest to me is his shift of “Writing is no longer limited to text.” Teaching physical education, pen and paper writing to me is secondary if that to getting up and moving. Now with the new literacy standards and the need to integrate writing into all subjects, technology allows students to write in audio and video.
I can now have my students producing clips of themselves explaining various sport/fitness components and they can publish their work for the world to see. If they really want to produce great work, they will be scripting their production.
How cool is the future of education?