Skip to main content

A social responsibility experiment with google drive (part 1)

In level 1 Physical Education we have core skills, these basically assess team work, self management and social responsibility using Hellisons social responsibility model.  The students have been working on a weekly self reflection form for homework but this week I thought i'd try something a bit different!

I filmed the students in a practical class, they had to organise an aerobic warmup, stretch, skill warm-up, and then divide in to even teams and play a game.  I had already chosen a modified version of lacrosse for them to play and put the gear on the field - the rest was up to them.  Even though the boys knew they were being filmed some of them didn't make much of an effort to follow the social responsibility ethos!!

After the lesson I briefly edited the film down to about 10 minutes, including warm up, game, pack up and uploaded it to google drive.  I then made a form for the boys to fill in - it included questions about who was stretching and who wasn't, who was taking leadership and who was doing their own thing.  On google forms I used check boxes for most of the responses and this presented the students with a list of all the names in the class, all they had to do was watch the video and tick the names of students who were socially responsible and who weren't!  The new forms feature that allows you to copy questions was a real time saver, as I only had to copy and paste the names from kamar once - I can also use a modified version of the form in the future for any class feedback.

I then shared the video with the boys with a class mailing list, then shared the form in the same way with instructions and how to fill it in.

Once the homework has been completed google forms will give me a graphical representation of the data so I can share this with the boys and hopefully initiate a meaningful discussion about why they chose different students for different behaviours.  It will also put the students under pressure to look at their own behaviour in a team based setting, the advantage of completing this for homework is that it can be anonymous and will not be influenced by peer pressure.  I'll let you know how it goes next week, i've already had a couple of responses already!!!


Popular posts from this blog

How to collaborate with ChatGPT in the research process and actually learn something

If you have used chatGPT before, it can sometimes feel like talking with someone who has done too much of their 'research on Facebook', filling in gaps with random facts marginally related to the topic just so they can respond and keep the conversation going. However, if applied or 'prompted' correctly, with the user utterly aware of the limitations and ethical considerations, chatGPT can be a helpful research assistant. There is already a wide range of tools available that are built on chatGPT that can support many of the things described below; however, I am still a bit hesitant to rush in with most of them being 'freemium' or asking you to upload your own research and other details or data into their database, I'm happy to stick with the open version of chatGPT as it is what our students have access to. Image created with AI The following guide highlights some prompts, some follow-up questions and most importantly, what you need to do next to follow up a

Motivation and homework follow up...

Last week I wrote about setting a homework challenge to learn muscles of the body as an online game - the students then had to post screen grabs on google+ to show they had done it and to be in contention for the hallowed prize of 'King of the Muscles' and a cafe voucher. I wasn't quite sure how it was going to go, but by Thursday the buzz in all my senior classes was about ' poke-a-muscle '.  The boys were so excited about it they'd post a score, and then find out that someone had beaten them, and then rush out of the class at interval to get to a computer and beat the top score.  I even had an email on Saturday (two days after the due date) from two boys who had been practicing and spent the afternoon working together to try and beat the original high scores they had submitted with the homework!!!

Group email parents with Kamar and Gmail

After # EdChatNZ on Thursday night I was really determined to make digital contact with parents and share with them the great work their sons were doing!  At our school we use Kamar to collect absences, store student data and report back to parents.  It has a handy function where you can click on a student and email the parents directly, but I wanted to email all the parents of classes at once.  After a bit of playing around I managed to find a way to do it, here's what I did!!! 1) In Kamar select 'Printing' then select 'Export'  This will save the file so you can copy the addresses into gmail, rather than printing it out. 2) Now you need to select your class - as I wanted to email one class at a time I need to select a single class, but you have to option to select multiple groups.  Click on 'Option Subject' and then type your teacher code into the box.  Your classes should all appear and then when you select the class it will copy into the bo