Teachers using apps to make lessons relevant, more interesting
Tablet computers are increasingly regarded by many schools as a valuable teaching tool and now, even the discipline of physical education (PE) has embraced the trend.
Using an app developed by an American company, PE teachers at Innova Primary film their pupils throwing, catching and dribbling balls during lessons, then play back the videos to the pupils on their iPads in slow motion.
PE head of department Mohammad Affendy Abdullah said he can give pupils "instant feedback" on the skills they need to improve on.
"It was hard to explain to pupils what they had to do last time. I would demonstrate for them as a class and tell them what to look out for," he said.
I realised some of my mistakes, like how I didn't step forward or stretch enough when throwing the ball.
- Primary 5 pupil Chuah Sie Yu