For the first time, in 2018 the events of the winter Olympic Games will be broadcast and streamed live in all time zones by NBCOlympics.com. The videos will also be available on the NBC Sports app for Android and iOS phones. Science teachers can integrate the winter games into their curriculum with Science 360 videos, which teach everything from the physics of skiing to the transfer of kinetic energy in the sport of curling. Social media can also engage students in the Olympic experience. Olympians will be posting on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #PyeongChang2018. Or students can simply follow via #WinterOlympics, TeamUSA, or through postings by their favorite athletes. Participants on social media must adhere to Olympic social media guidelines throughout the games.
Esports is best defined as competitive video games. Games that can be considered esports require skill and are usually played in teams, though some are also single player. When on a team, esports athletes fill certain roles much like traditional sports. Teams are usually formed by students or a staff member who has an interest in gaming or simply wants to see students working together using gaming Esports is unique because it is an inclusive, coed sport and can be a way for students who cannot physically participate in traditional sports to be a part of a team and community.