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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

Coach's Eye: Using the Video Analysis Tools Using Technology Newsletter We are exploring possible retirement options and looking for motivated individuals and/or similar companies which may be interested in securing our business and original products. We have a PK-High school Physical Education curriculum that is completely aligned to the new (2013) national physical education outcomes (as well as a California version), grade level electronic portfolios, instructional materials, and instructional software. Please take a look at our web site If you are interested. If you have any questions - please feel free to contact me. Microsoft Word - Apple Pages. Microsoft Excel - Apple Numbers. Microsoft PowerPoint - Apple Keynote. Adobe Photoshop - Pixelmator. Adobe Indesign - iBooks Author. Appropriate for grades K-5. This software provides information (text, graphics, video) on health-related and skill-related fitness. The software is aligned to the Elementary Standards-Based Physical Education Curriculum. Try this software before you buy! 1. 2.

National Association for Sport and Physical Education NASPE Home : : Contact Us : : Join Top News AAHPERD Partners with First Lady's New Let's Move Active Schools Initiative Register for 2013 AAHPERD Convention See the Featured Speakers Sam Kass from White House Set to Speak at NASPE General Session NASPE Releases 2nd Infographic Physical Activity in Schools Ask, Listen, Learn Challenge Is back this year! NBC News Story Highlights Innovative P.E. more news User ID: Password: Not a Member? Newly Released! Free Downloads Head Start Body Start Early Childhood Activity Calendars Physical Education (PE) Apps for Teachers Today, more and more teachers are looking for ways to integrate their smart phones and iPads (and other tablets) with their physical education and health courses. Below is a list of apps that we’ve found helpful for Physical Educators. Click Here to view a recording of our webinar, Apps for PE Teachers: “Don’t be a Sap, Know Your Apps!”. The webinar goes into more detail of how each app can be used in the classroom to engage students and maximize outcomes. Coach’s Eye Videos students performing a skill. Team Shake Team Shake is the technological and environmentally friendly way to choose teams. StopWatch This stopwatch shows time on a digital display as well as on an analog clock face. Giant Scoreboard A generic scoreboard, featuring: Timer/Countdown (editable); Team names (editable); Giant digits, visible from 50ft; Fits any sport; Simple, accurate and reliable. Nutrition Tips Pocket First Aid & CPR from the American Heart Association iFitness HD An exercise companion app. Pocket Body Numbers

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.

Mr Robbo – The P.E Geek Let's Move! Active Schools K-12 Academic Standards Districts are required to put state standards into place so all students have access to high-quality content and instruction. Districts must develop local standards for subjects that do not have state standards. Resources are provided to help districts in this effort. State standards are revised on a schedule approved by the Minnesota Legislature. You can follow the revision process for each subject area on this page. New Social Studies Standards (2011)After proceeding through the state’s formal administrative rulemaking process, Minnesota’s new social studies standards were officially adopted into rule on May 6, 2013 and became effective May 13, 2013.

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...