Creating Flexibility for Adapted Physical Education Teachers in Supporting Children with Disabilities Using Google Sites and Google Forms


  • Adam S. Forbes University of Virginia
  • Matthew J. Barker Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia


Technology, Google Sites, Google Forms, teaching responsibilities, pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed education in how learning occurs such as utilizing technological supports. Specific to adapted physical education (APE), the pandemic affected APE teachers’ abilities to support their students’ physical activity (PA) needs, which produced barriers but also successes in the form of collaboration among APE professionals and increased knowledge, confidence, and use of technology. However, a question remains on what lasting impacts the COVID-19 pandemic will have on education and APE. As such, APE teachers should be prepared to support students in any educational setting and utilize the available resources regarding technology. Additionally, they should have the opportunity to explore different technology approaches to develop competence and determine what aspects can support their students and themselves. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide information about two technology resources—Google Sites and Google Forms—that APE teachers can use to support their teaching responsibilities and students. Information about how to utilize both resources are provided as well as suggestions for future use.





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