Through A Different Lens encourages teachers and students to use their strengths to make learning more engaging. This blog is a great example of a student teacher at Princess Margaret who brought her enthusiasm and her love of technology to Superfit 11/12.
The student teacher collaborated with her sponsor teacher and all of the students in Superfit 11/12 to create instructional videos on how to use each piece of equipment in the weight room effectively and with proper form.
Every student in Superfit got to choose a piece of equipment or type of workout and was filmed doing the exercise. Once the short videos were complete, they were uploaded to youtube. At this point, each video was given a QR code using a free online QR code generator.
Now, on every piece of equipment in the weight room, there is a QR code. Students simply take out their smartphone, scan the code and it takes them to a concise video. Moreover, students get to see themselves as teachers, helping future students reach their fitness goals. This idea underscores the power of student agency, teacher collaboration and the use of technology to help students achieve their goals.