A general overview
The use of ICT in the delivery and
administration of Physical Education
From 1999 to 2002 the government is committed to
raising pupils standards of achievement. One of the
tools of delivery is the use of ICT, Information
Communication Technologies. £230 million is to be
made available to support the training of teachers
initiative. Most of the money will be spent on
professional development, some will be allocated to
subject specific equipment and the rest on production of
CD-ROMS. The principal aim is to equip teachers with
the knowledge, skills and understanding to make sound
decisions about when, and when not, and how to use
The Teacher Training Agency Document outlined 4
areas of development to be addressed.
Use of ICT for planning.
Use of ICT for extending pupils learning.
Use of ICT for assessing and evaluating skills,
knowledge and achievement.
Personal and professional uses of ICT for
From: Identification of Training Needs TTA
Portland House, Stag Place, London SWIE 5TT
(T) 0845 606 0323
ICT – A most useful tool to enhance
curriculum if used correctly.
No short cut to learning the skills and
departments must somehow budget for
this, financially and through using
expertise of others.
Do not be afraid to have a go as pace of
change in technology can only become
more frightening if we are unfamiliar with
The development of technology is
constantly driving costs down –
computers, whiteboards, digital
cameras, access to internet etc. will be
available for all schools within a very
short time frame.
Raise the profile of PE within the
establishment and promotes
positive pupil esteem through
celebrating their successes by
displaying sporting fixtures,
practices and interform competitions
and results on the Intranet.
National Grid for Learning
“Collection of resources brought
together on internet to help raise
standards in education and
support life-long learning”.
Wirral Grid for Learning http://www.wirral-mbc.gov.uk
Finance and Resources
Spreadsheets – Control and track
Problem with equipment – day in
which problem occurred can be
logged and e-mailed to
Databases – useful to monitor pupil
performances e.g. athletics (times
Comment banks based on
department assessment programme
- useful for change in staff
- more efficient than pen and
Statistical analysis of examination
results can be carried out using
different computer packages –
saves a lot of time!
This is useful to contact schools when
planning fixtures as non-contact time and
lunch-times do not always coincide.
Collect results in leagues etc.
Advice from other PE teacher
Sports Day – many Sports Day
programmes are available on CD-ROMS.
Information word processed to all staff in
advance of events
Displays using publisher – promote pupil
self-esteem. „Quality‟ environment
when you visit the P.E. department.
Template for lesson plans and schemes
of work can be produced, stored and
ICT can be used to assess, record and
report on progress of students on
Using ICT effectively in the
teaching of P.E.
Key Stage 3
Athletics - use of stopwatches, wristwatch
heart rate monitors, computer programme for
Games – video analysis of individuals for
assessment so that comparisons between
individuals and groups can be made.
Gymnastics – preparation of flash cards
demonstrating correct technique and video
Outdoor pursuits – use of video and cameras for
presentations, storage or orienteering records on
laptops for portable use, mobile phones and walkie
talkies for emergencies.
Dance – use of video and cameras for
presentations and assessment.
Interactive tests – e.g. basketball.
Interactive resources – e.g. skeleton.
Using ICT effectively in the
teaching of P.E.
Key Stage 4
All of the issues outlined in Key Stage 3 plus
Analysis of performance.
Planning and tracking various fitness levels
against the use of work cards.
Use of specialist exercise machines to monitor
heart rate, blood pressure and correct
Work cards for analysis of performance.
Tests on rules, tactics, etiquette etc.
Reducing your Administrative
Assessment, recording and reporting of pupil
Teams and clubs.
Facilities and resources.
Developmental planning for department and
GCSE PE and Games
The use of fitness monitoring equipment,
such as specific fitness machines
monitoring blood pressure, heart rate,
Work sheets for the planning of fitness
Use of Whiteboards for showing a whole
class a particular technique from video
demonstrations e.g. Using a digital camera
split the screen into 9 progressive frames.
Useful for highlighting techniques in discus
and long jump.
The use of CD-ROMs for extending
Use of the internet for coursework.
Post 16 – A Level, GNVQ and Sport
Use of the Internet for pupils to research
up to date information and statistics
relevant to the topic being covered.
Enables students to develop their
The use of CD-ROMs, for example,
Encarta – the Human Body and sport
Specialist PE web sites.
Results analysis programs.
Internet – pupils can compare and
analyse statistics from different sources
about health and diet.
Pupils can bookmark favourite sites on