Posted on December 16, 2012 by mrrobbo
Last year I blogged about a collaborative Google Docs presentation that has been designed as a way for teachers all over the world to add their ideas for the inclusion of technology within the PE curriculum. The presentation can then be used for professional development purposes or as a showcase within your community. The presentation is also licensed under a creative commons license meaning that users are able to use/edit and modify the presentation as long as they credit the original authors. Considering that there is not one single author, everyone who adds an idea must be attributed for their work.
This crowdsourcing model of presentation development has proven incredibly popular in the past thanks to Tom Barrett and the Interesting Ways presentations, ultimately changing the way people share their ideas. I felt this same approach could work well with the ever growing mix of PE teachers who are interested in utilising emerging technology in their practice.
So heres how it works…
1) Access the presentation here
2) Add your idea/s to the presentation no matter how simple or complex. You can also add your twitter or personal details so that others can attribute your ideas to you.
3) Share the presentation with as many people as you like.
4) All contributions received by 31/12/2012 will go into the draw to win an iPod Shuffle
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Posted on December 13, 2012 by mrrobbo
After moths of development and many user requests, Im pleased to announce that the Easy Portfolio app is now available for Android
Easy Portfolio is the easiest way to capture evidence of learning within a portfolio.
A variety of records can be added, including
✓ Photo and videos
✓ Audio recordings or music files
✓ Web links to online work
✓ Text Entries/Observations
✓ Digital documents direct from dropbox or email
Share a portfolio via email or sync direct to a dropbox account
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Posted on December 10, 2012 by mrrobbo
One of the most common questions I am asked during the ConnectedPE workshops when looking at the vast array of mobile video analysis apps is “How Can I Analyse a YouTube Clip?”. This has at times been a difficult question to answer and often resulted in a 20 step process which inevitably results in most users giving up on the process.
However recently some interesting mobile apps have surfaced that provide this feature in the most simplest of means opening up a vast array of possibilities in the PE Classroom. The video below will highlight just some of these in action using the exceptional app iCab Mobile & Coach’s Eye
How else could you see the the iCab App building capacity within your classroom?
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Posted on December 5, 2012 by mrrobbo
An excellent Video analysis app with an original twist. Record your footage and you can begin to produce phases according to the various movement phases of the performance (See right). The phases can then be all analysed with drawing tools and text editors to produce a final PDF report that can then be shared with the student or used for assessment. Teachers and students can easily use the tool to produce posters highlighting perfect skill execution.
Another highlight is the ability to edit recorded footage to the most appropriate moment and the capturing of footage at an adjustable frame rate. Well worth the download.
A really fun active gaming iPad app that uses your physical movements to control the character in the game. The objective is to move and collect coins as you make your way down the river. The upside here is the intense rapid left right movement that is required to make your journey successful. Connect your iPad to an external display to take the game to a new level. A great little addition to the theoretical classroom to get the students moving.
Video Tagger is a unique and powerful video analysis and assessment tool that makes it possible to capture and tag sports performance. Start recording and tap the customisable buttons to tag performance as it happens.
The app will record a few seconds either side of the tap. Continue this for the duration of the performance and when finished two video montages will be compiled with the highlights you identified
Eureka Sports Science App
A recent discovery with thanks to an attendee at the Dubai ConnectedPE workshop. A simply superb publication that will be used for my own professional development in the areas of sports science. I also plan to use the bevy of interactive content with my senior Physical Education students in 2013. Did I mention this superb iPad app is FREE?
A recent addition to my iPad, this app makes it possible to easy edit documents with a truly powerful editor that mimics the look of Microsoft Office. This is a truly awesome app that takes it to the next level with the ability to link to Dropbox, Google Drive and Box.net files. Another FREE app that everyone needs in the pursuit of true mobile computing.
An similar app to Video Tagger, however with the focus being on recorded footage as opposed to live footage. The app enables you to tag elements of interest and jump to them for review. The tagged elements can then be saved to the photo library.
Check out the other top app lists here – Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4- Part 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 - Part 20 or grab the PE Apps app for a great one stop collection of the best PE apps.
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Posted on December 1, 2012 by mrrobbo
For quite some time I have been wanting to release an app that would enable the swift simple tagging of points of interest in video.
Simply start recording and tap the customisable buttons to tag performance as it happens. The app will record a few seconds either side of the tap.
Continue this for the duration of the performance and when finished two video montages will be compiled with the highlights you identified.
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