Developing a GAME Plan that might be implemented into a physical education class and would aid student learning was not a major issue, but it is somewhat more arduous to get the ball rolling on it.
The idea of plan to record physical activity through a phone to self-assess seems plausible. Over the last week, I have taken notice to what type of phones students were carrying around and realized that not as many as I thought have a smart phone. Without a smart phone, the video quality would just not be strong enough to warrant recording with. On a positive note, I also noticed that many students that do not have smart phones have something like an iPod Touch that has similar recording capabilities. This would be just as effective for the application, but the wording of the plan will have to be adapted.
I have not received promising responses in regards to ensuring that proper permission has been granted when peers are recording. I know that I can control my use of the video but not having a complete plan yet regarding how students can watch clips and then dispose of it so it does not end up in the wrong places. I considered having students sign an pledge to not redistribute or show the video outside of class, but I still feel that such an oath would not cover me or the school in case it did leak. Even if the student got in trouble it would still be problematic for us.
This inquiry has taught me that as much as I want to implement technology, I still need to take the appropriate steps to incorporating it so it does not become a larger issue down the road. Because of this, I am on a quest is to see if there are alternatives to having peers record this technology and then properly dispose of it, a question I hope to have an answer to in the near future.