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Physical Education (PE) Apps for Teachers

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

Ipad Apps for Physical Education | The Physical Education Teacher 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. It is by no-means exhaustive and as such please feel free to supplement the list and add any comments. 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) Coaching/Analysis

Top Apps for PE Teachers - Part 26 Posted on June 27, 2013 by mrrobbo SwipeStats SwipeStats gives students and teachers the ability to capture live tracking data about actions and events in sport. This can be used to provide statistical information that can lead to a wide variety of improvements. The app also encourages young people to participate within a wide variety of other roles around sport to actively engage in activity even if they are not participating. Balance It Balance It is an app comprised of over 60 drawings designed to develop students skills within a wide variety of individual and group balances. Jade of Spades An excellent workout generator with a twist that randomises the exercise process ensuring that you will never know what you are about to do. Cricket Pro A mobile resource for Cricket Coach’s and PE Teachers that includes over 60 games and activities and drills for teaching Cricket skills and concepts. PE Shake Another brilliant resource by @dalesidebottom.

Common Core Standards & Physical Education (PE) As a research-based, public health organization, SPARK is committed to the holistic development of all students. The Common Core State Standards provide an important framework that highlights the educational value and depth of SPARK programs and educational materials. The following documents provides an overview of how the SPARK Physical Education (PE) programs Grades K-12 align with Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy in Health and PE. Alignment Documents: Elementary Physical Education Secondary Physical Education Other Resources: Click Here to read Part 1 of the SPARK Common Core Survival Guide New! Click Here to read Part 2 of the SPARK Common Core Survival Guide New! Click Here to learn about the new SPARK Common Core workshop New! Click Here to register for the free SPARK webinar "Common Core and YOU: Making Connections" on May 21, 2014 at 3pm Pacific (6pm Eastern). Click Here to read the SPARK blog article "How Common Core Can Be Implemented in P.E."

Education World: GREAT SITES FOR TEACHING ABOUT Physical Fitness Education World's Great Sites for Teaching About ... page highlights Web sites to help educators work timely themes into their lessons. These sites are among the best on the Web for teaching about physical fitness. Fitness Files This site, which addresses fitness in a concise, fun, interactive format is perfect for those studying the most effective ways to become and remain physically fit. The Files are chock full of information on selecting a health club, using home gym equipment, preventing and treating injuries, acquiring healthful eating habits, and more for middle and high school students. Fitness Jumpsite Covering nearly every aspect of physical fitness, Fitness Jumpsite is a wonderful resource for those interested in a serious fitness study. Smartplay! Walter McKenzie Education World® Copyright © 2006 Education World

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. 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. The Middle School Counselor: Icebreakers How do you get the conversation started? Sometimes when you are working with groups, you need a little kick start for a conversation. I use some old fashioned icebreaker questions, but have given them a new look. I found some clear glass pebbles at a local craft store on sale for $1.00 a bag, used my scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, and best fine-tipped Sharpie marker to create some question stones. We have used the stones several ways. One way is to just pass around the can and each student takes a stone, reads his or her question, and everyone takes a turn as we go around the table.Another way is to have each student take a stone and put it on the table in front of them.

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 small group icebreakers games Icebreakers for Small Groups (2 to 5 people) The following icebreakers are useful for small groups and teams of about two to five people. In some cases, larger groups can subdivide and play as well. Just because you don’t have a lot of people doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time.

A Proven Curriculum for Teaching Character Education & Leadership Development in Middle/High School that Supports English (ELA & ELD) Common Core Standards - Character Development & Leadership Developing Curriculum Leadership and Design by Nancy J. Mooney and Ann T. Mausbach The status quo was maintained in this district because the curriculum team didn't have any discussions on the best instructional practices. Essential Question How do you align curriculum and instruction through the curriculum development process? When we hear the phrase "the good old days," it is usually uttered with a sense of longing and a fondness for a return to the way things used to be. Aligning Curriculum and Instruction A few years ago there was a story about several new homes that were literally sliding down the slope where they had been built. Too many times we have entered classrooms and observed teachers using research-based strategies on insignificant content. Conversely, having high academic standards isn't enough if they are not implemented through powerful instructional methods. We use two sets of research findings as the foundation for developing curriculum. Learn, Then Do. Learn, Then Do Figure 1.1. Step 1: Establish the Foundation Do

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