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Top Apps for PE Teachers – Part 20

Recurse

An truly exceptional augmented reality game. Place your iPad on a stable location and point the front facing camera towards you.  Your goal is simple. Move as much as you can inside of the green areas while avoiding the red areas. Heaps of fun in larger groups and especially great for junior students learning simple body manipulation skills.

ClassBreak

A super useful app created by  Dale Sidebottom that will become a key tool in the classrooms of teachers all over the world. Exceptionally well produced with an intuitive interface, this app contains hundreds of games and activities for the classroom. You will find everything from PE activities, Brain Gym, Brain Teasers, Jokes and much more to keep your students active and engaged. With more and more evidence pointing towards the power of Brain Breaks, this app has a sure fire place in my arsenal.

Cardio Buddy – Touchless Camera Heart Rate Monitor

The creators of the most popular heart rate app “Instant Heart Rate” have brought out a touchless heart rate app that makes it possible to measure your HR by analysing the tiny colour changes in your face. This becomes a wonderful addition to the PE Classroom during fitness classes. Simply place the device at a fixed location and have students check their heart rate during a rest station. The app also takes the measurement to a new level by providing you with your heart rate history a comparisons with other users. Impressive technology.

Bit Breaker

A superb free active gaming app in which your physical movements are tracked to move the on screen paddle. Simply Place down your device, take a few steps back and play the game with your body in this arcade inspired brick breaker. Step left or right to steer the paddle and jump for a power shot!

Great Coach Netball

A superb app by the makers of Great Coach AFL. The makes it possible to quickly and easily manage a netball team. Give your team the winning edge with better planning and team performance. Great Coach Netball packs together team management, statistics and reporting tools into one application for junior through to senior teams.

iPerformance

A powerful Sports & Performance Psychology app that enables athletes to focus and improve their mental skills. Developed by Dr. Steve Portenga, the sport and performance psychologist for the USA Track and Field Team. Dr. Portenga originally beta tested this app with Olympic athletes.With quite a number of senior Physical Education classes completing sports psych components this free app could certainly help explore a number of concepts.

CoachPro

A great app for the Game Sense classroom enabling teachers, coaches and students to produce animated game play. Have students share developer deeper understanding within the games they play or use it as an assessment task for senior students.

Check out the other top app lists here – Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4Part 5 – Part 6 - Part 7 Part 8 - Part 9 – Part 10  – Part 11 - Part 12 – Part 13 – Part 14  - Part 15  -Part 16 Part 17 Part 18 - Part 19 or grab the PE Apps app for a great one stop collection of the best PE apps.

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  1. Thanks for sharing again Jarrod. We just had a good play with ‘bit breaker’ – very good and it would seem that these style of games similar to the wii will become common in the near future – great for us #pegeeks.

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  5. Mr. Robbo,

    Wonderful blog. Every time I look on your site, I find something new. Being a person who is going into physical education, your website makes me feel that I can really do this. Thanks for all the great sites; I will continue to visit.

    Phillip

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