Conversations around the video footage improved my listening
skills as I was not reconstructing in my head what I had seen and
sharing with students, I was viewing the same footage as the
students and listening to the students’ thinking and
Researching drones also resulted in other unintended learning
opportunities. The work on drones led me to a social media app
where I am able to source and share information with a group of
PE educators. This has been an opportunity to sharpen my
thinking and communication about my own learning and increase
my awareness and appreciation for what else is happening in the
physical education world.
Going forward, I am drawn to the idea of firing bullets and trying to gather
evidence to understand how something works. I really enjoyed the
inquiry and am willing to accept that numerous bullets will not hit the
targets I expect or hope that they do. Is the use of drones a cannon that
I need to fire? I think at some point it could be, but not yet. Work still
needs to be done to solve some of the technical issues we encountered
and to understand the best uses for drones to gather footage for PE. The
development in drones since we first started this project has been
unbelievable. At one stage it seemed like there was a newer better model
coming out once a week. These obstacles, questions, and developments
have convinced me that my 20 Mile March is still on.
Additionally, I would also like to acknowledge the help and support of
Nikhil Dandekar. He built the drone and flew it during classes. He shared
his time and his thinking to help me with the inquiry.
Collins, J., & Hansen, M. T. (2011). Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos
and Luck-Why some thrive despite them all. Random House.