Monday, June 27, 2005

Online Gym Class??

Now where was this when I was in highschool?

"The Minneapolis Star Tribune said the courses offer a way for busy students to work in both their state-required academic courses and the electives they want to take.

Historically, Minneapolis school district students who take part in two varsity sports could waive PE. But that policy ended this spring, just as the district's online physical education classes started up.

One PE teacher said the point is to start at whatever fitness level the student has and try to improve that. The course begins and ends with face-to-face meetings between student and teacher."

And somewhere in the middle comes a whole lot of sitting on the couch and eating cheetos!!

I remember highschool... two face to face meetings with a teacher is NOT going to make some of these kids physically active!! What's next online sports?