Technology, Science and Athletics: The Connection to Movement
Project by John Estok, Alec Tressler, Eve Schwartz and Tim Clarke.
1) Engaging students in the classroom is an important part of keeping them connected to learning. Using technology and connecting topics that they enjoy away from the classroom and help spark interest into curriculum that they may not previously have connected with. With the use of technology, we can re-envision future science curriculum to expand upon traditional principles, while engaging the students with topics that make learning fun and practical.
2) Athletic monitoring has become more popular in recent years, tracking movement patterns, movement quality, and total workload of athletes while practicing or playing games. With our students engaging in a rigorous college preparatory academic schedule, along with a number of different avenues in the arts and athletics, the physiological and physical stress can affect the students in detrimental ways. Catapult is an athlete monitoring system that tracks a multitude of metrics that paint the picture of the workload on the student’s body. Tracking these metrics can help to build more time and energy efficient practice plans to utilize our student’s time more efficiently.