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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

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Assessment Without Levels in PE Assessment To Promote Progression Send your proposals and screenshots to be showcased and shared on PE4Learning here. The Aim The aim of this post is to share ideas, resources and comments on the topic of Assessment Without Levels in PE. Below you will find drafts of assessment policies within PE and to kick-start the topic I have provided a start point from a very useful and thought-provoking @YouthSportTrust innovation and development day I recently attended.

Head@Millthorpe Our PE department have been using iPads to enhance learning. Here’s what Head of PE Mr. Randall has to say about them … Sport is exciting. England are exceeding all expectations in the Euro Championships, London 2012 is almost here and finally within touching distance is Millthorpe Sports Day 2012. 10 Exciting Apps To Enhance Physical Education The following is a guest article from Vanessa Burke. In her words: “Ever since I was knee-high, I’ve been incessantly talking and communicating with anyone who would even begin to listen to me. I guess not a lot has changed!” Feel free to encourage Vanessa to start using Twitter more by following her @BurkeVanessa.

10 Ways You Can Use A Large Screen Display in PE On a number of occasions I’ve blogged about the incredible possibilities that a large screen display brings to a PE practical classroom. With this in mind, I thought I would create a video exploring 10 ways can use a large screen display in your PE Classes. I also go behind the setup at my School and the various ways I’ve used it to enhance my teaching and my students learning.

Cardiograph - Personal heart rate meter for iPhone and iPad Watch a quick video to see how the application works, explore its features, and see some of the ways in which you can use it every day. Ever wanted to know exactly how fast your heart is beating? It's never been easier! Use your smartphone's built-in camera to get an accurate reading almost instantly. Anytime, anywhere. Each measurement you take is saved, so you can review your history at any time. The New 2014 PE National Curriculum: Assessment Without Levels - PE Office This autumn, I attended a PE conference where I was both disappointed and saddened by the negativity of the comments from some PE Teachers about the new PE curriculum and the proposed new assessment of pupils without levels. The opposition to the changes was often based on incorrect information or assumptions and it reminded me of one of my mother’s favourite sayings: ‘There are two sides to every story…and then there’s the truth.’ I truly believe in assessing students’ ability in physical education but we all have to accept that level descriptors are no more and embrace the new challenge of assessment without levels. This is the biggest and most fundamental change to the assessment system for physical education in England and it needs to be approached with new ideas and enthusiasm. So, with that in mind, here are the facts about the new PE national curriculum and assessment: 1.

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.) 30 Days of Change v4.0 30 Days of Change program is designed to change your exercise habits as well as the way you look and feel - in a month. It is completely 100% equipment free. Different daily programs will ensure that your body doesn’t adapt to the same routine so you’ll see progress a lot sooner than with any other program.

How we learn – a change of approach to teaching academic PE I have read a great deal in 2014, but no one book has had more impact on changing my teaching practice then ‘How we learn’ by Benedict Carey. Carey is a health and science writer, currently for the New York times, who has an interest in the burgeoning field of how we learn and how the memory works. In the book, he expertly shares research on these topics, in a way that is both accessible and engaging, describing how to implement some effective strategies.

Using iPads in PE and Sports Education - Greenwich Connect In 2013, several University of Greenwich lecturers from the Primary and Secondary Education departments participated in a project called “Development of the use of ICT in PE and Sport: iPad”. The project team consisted of Dr. Jackie Farr, Andrew Flynn, Andy Freeman, Alex Gibson, and Roz Hornsby. They were given iPads to use within their teaching to assist with giving formative feedback. The group identified five project aims: To develop students knowledge and understanding of the use of ICT in PE across key stages 1-4 (Primary and Secondary Education).To enable students to become more confident and effective users of technology and PE in sport.To research, build and test a portfolio of apps that could be important in the development of course assessment and for use with pupils in schools.To develop students’ ability to observe, analyse, fault find and correct in a range of sports and physical activities.To use the iPad in Physical Education taught sessions.

Innovating a (PE) Department Over the past couple of years I have been reviewing the departments effectiveness and looking for ways to develop it to become truly 21st Century. In that time the department has become fully engaged in digital technology both for teaching and learning, staff efficiency and for the tracking and progress of students in all courses. This year also sees the work being developed in supporting literacy and numeracy across the school which has been a bit of a passion for me.

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