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The Physical Education Teacher (@DylanBlain)

The Physical Education Teacher (@DylanBlain)
In preparation for having some iPads at our disposal next term I’ve done some research into available apps and possible uses within Physical Education. I have only managed to trial free ones so far but will be purchasing some paid apps in Sept. In order to avoid wasting any money come September I’ve compiled a list from searching the app store and thinking through certain uses. List of iPad apps lessons for iPad – make flash cards/quizzes… (£5.99) imuscle – allows users to identify and zoom into specific muscles in the body and shows exercises associated with building up that muscle (£1.19) anxiety stop watch – app for managing anxiety. iMC Calc for iPad (BMI Calculator) – useful when learning about BMI (£1.19) 1000 Exercises by Men’s Health & Women’s Health – training resources, workout creator, videos, ability to log training (£3.49) BMI & Body fat Calculator – (Free) CaloryGuard HD – calorie counting/tracking app (£2.39) MyNetDiary – food & exercise diary for iPad (£5.99) Coaching/Analysis Related:  Physical Education

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Sonar Finds You The Most Relevant People In The Room Using your publicly available profiles on Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter, etc, mobile app Sonar, shows you who, how many, and why particular people are relevant to you in a room. Says founder Brett Martin, “It’s simple- you open up sonar and we tell you that the guy sitting across from you is facebook friends with your college roommate, the dude by the jukebox is a VC that you follow on twitter, and the cute girl by the bar also likes the Arcade Fire and Hemingway.” This is a particularly difficult problem to solve as you almost never achieve hyper local density, anonymous strangers can be intimidating and most people are hesitant to adopt yet another app! Sonar solves this problem by using data that people have volunteered and is primarily focused on communicating through public available arenas. Judges express concerns about privacy.

Ipad’s in PE | The Physical Education Teacher (@DylanBlain) Yesterday I participated in EdmodoCon 2012 (Edmodo’s annual conference). The online conference had a large number of sessions spread over a full day from a number of contributors. I dipped in and out of the conference all day but a session on using Edmodo and iPads in the classroom from Jason Buck (@jasonhbuck), Matt Tobin (@mattytobin) and Matt Spears (@matthewIspears) really got me thinking how powerful combining Edmodo with the iPad or iPod touch could be within PE. In this blog post I’ll give my current thoughts and a workflow idea I’m looking to implement in the new term. Edmodo can be thought of as a social media interface specifically devised for education. Teachers can create groups for classes, set assignments, upload quizzes, polls and a wide variety of files for students to access. The features which excited me yesterday however were to do with the iPad/iPod touch app. Workflow (for ipod touch) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Let's Move! Active Schools My New Favorite iPhone App for Music: Hype Machine Radio The hardest part of finding good music online these days is discovering what you should look for in the first place. Almost all our old favorites are available on demand but finding good new bands and songs remains a challenge. Various services are competing to fill this need as effectively as possible, but it's a tough nut to crack. My new favorite entrant into the field is an iPhone app from long-time MP3 blog aggregator Hype Machine. I've been using the app to discover new music with the help of dedicated music bloggers, then listening to the full albums of the artists I like on Rdio. Some music services surface new music using an algorithm, but I find that all the songs then sound the same and just become background noise. Hype Machine tracks hundreds of blogs and I do wish the app helped me discover new ones better from the big list of options it offers.

iPads in Physical Education | ourinspiredclassroom Recently, I have been asked to assist my PE teacher with the integration of iPads into the PE curriculum. I am fortunate that the PE teacher at my school is quite forward thinking and keen to involve mobile technology into his lessons as we share the belief that the iPad and the available sport apps have huge potential for improving student outcomes. In it’s simplest form, we wanted to see if using the iPad as a skills development tool would translate into students analysing and critiquing their technique and therefore improve their performance. Needless to say that the natives were very excited about the prospect of using their iPads during lessons. After a brief discussion, we choose to trial 3 free apps into our PE curriculum. The first app we asked the students to download was Slo Pro. The second app that we asked the students to download was Coach My Video. Like this: Like Loading...

Kentucky Core Academic Standards - NEW The content is based on Kentucky's learning goals, academic expectations, and recommendations from local and national professional organizations, teachers, and administrators.Learning Goal 1 (Basic Communication and Mathematics Skills) and Goal 2 (Application of Core Concepts) and are cited most often within this document and provide the basic academic skills and content for what Kentucky high school graduates should know as they exit public schools.However, the skills identified in the other goals are equally important. ​Note: Standards in Science and Social Studies are in the process of being revised. Until those new standards are fully developed and then recommended for adoption by the Kentucky Board of Education, those areas in KCAS will continue to contain the standards that were originally included in the Program of Studies (2006).KCAS Practical Living (Health and PE) Standards and Alignment to National Health and PE StandardsHealth Kentucky Core Academic Standards - Mathematics

Move Over Flipboard: Qwiki is the iPad's Newest Killer App "It's clear that the future of media consumption is tablets and mobile...if there's anywhere to be experimenting as a company, it's in the acceleration of content off the desktop. It's a whole new world and now we need new tools." So says Doug Imbruce, founder and CEO of Qwiki, a mostly-automated multi-media content creation system that today launches what Imbruce calls its true potential, unleashed: Qwiki on the iPad (iTunes). All I've wanted to do since seeing it is spend time wandering through this app. What is this magical app? There's simply something about having articles read to you, with pictures, maps and charts moving around the page dynamically and ready to touch that is captivating. The first use case, the desktop and now iPad app, uses text from Wikipedia and media from elsewhere around the web. lean back meandering through reference material that Qwiki makes you want to pour time into. "Most companies don't have the DNA of both Art and Science," Imbruce says. Is it perfect?

Top "Apps" for PE Teachers - Part 3 Posted on July 8, 2011 by mrrobbo With the world of mobile apps continuing to explode, Its time to share another 8 apps that will prove valuable in any PE class. Here they are in no particular order. 1.) TimeMotion – Fantastic FREE application that allows you to record locomotion types of either live or recorded team sports. While observing the activity, simply select the type of movement the athlete is completing and update throughout the game. 2) TempoPerfect - TempoPerfect is free metronome software for keeping a clear and precise beat. 3) iMuscle - Incredible application that allows you to explore the muscles of the human body in isolation. 4) Step Test - Designed with PE teachers in mind, the step test app quickly and easily facilitates the queens college step test. 5) Heart Rate Training Zone - Helps you to determine your maximum heart rate then allows you to focus your training within a designated zone to ensure you maximise your training benefits. Filed under: Uncategorized

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