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The PE Geek Mobile App

 

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Version 2.0 of ‘The PE Geek’ app is now available allowing you to keep in touch with the latest videos, blog posts, app reviews and news from the world of Physical Education and technology.  The app is available for FREE for iOS and Android devices as well as a Google Chrome  and HTML5 app for your computer. I’m also currently developing it for Windows and Blackberry users. Download them at their respective stores below.

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The Android App Starter Package

Lately I have been receiving more and more emails from PE Teachers, who are looking for PE related apps that they can install on their Android phones or Tablets. With that being said I have begun to dedicate more of my time towards making The entire PE Geek Apps range available to Android users. Along with our own development, there is an ever increasing amount of apps being made available (even exclusively) for the the Android platform. This influx echoes the fact that Android is truly the worlds largest mobile operating system, with a user base far greater than those on the iPhone and iPad.  With this in mind, along with my ever increasing interest in the space, I have prepared a starter package of Android Apps for PE Teachers.

Three Ring or Easy Portofolio

Either of these apps will make Student Portfolios a breeze in your classroom. With Three Ring you can easily capture photos, videos and audio recordings and assign them to students. This information is then uploaded to the Three Ring website and can be viewed behind
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your secure account.

Another Alternative is the Easy Portfolio app which allows for the capture of Photo/Video/Audio/URL/Documents and Text notes for your student cohort. The data is then stored on the device, until you choose to export it via email or Dropbox.

Easy Assessment

The Easiest and most popular rubric style assessment app available. In a matter of a few minutes you can setup a rubric and assess your entire student cohort. Assessments can even include photo or videos to strengthen your evaluation. All assessment material can be exported to dropbox for archiving.

Easy Tag

Simple application that allows you to do statistical recording within sports. Users can very quickly setup a game panel with tiles dedicated to specific actions the user wishes to observe (see the image below). The user then taps the events as they observe them throughout the game play, ultimately completing a statistical analysis. The perfect tool for getting key performance indicators within games. Have injured students do recording during practical classes to provide insight into game play. Results can then be exported directly to email for further analysis.Keep track of student possessions and use this information to track involvement. A great little tool for a myriad of situations.

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Cardiograph is a super high quality app that tracks your heart rate via your devices camera. The app uses the tiny colour changes that occur during capillary refill in your finger to determine your heart rate with astonishing level of accuracy. The best feature about this app is the capacity to create multiple profiles, making it perfect for a class full of students. In the past this has been used to track heart rate variance over a period of time and discuss how these changes occur. The other advantage to using this HR option is the less invasive nature when compared to a traditional chest strap

Coach’s Eye

The app is an absolute must have and brings exceptional insight to your Physical Education classes. Simply point and shoot your desired footage and tap to begin an instant on the spot analysis. Users can finely tune the footage the exact frame using the ‘fly wheel’ at the bottom. You can then use the drawing tools to complete a telestration emphasising the important aspects of the performance.  The really exciting addition to the app which takes it to the next level, is its ability to create a voice over recording during the video analysis. This recording can then be shared via Text Message, Email, YouTube or other social media platforms making it the easiest and most powerful way to improve performance.

Sports Tracker Pro

This is coolest GPS tracking app I have ever seen and comes only available for Android users. Use it to live track everything including Heart Rate, Breathing Rate and Skin Temperature with the Zephyr Bioharness attachment. AWESOME.

PE Games

PE Games has been designed to be the premier app for PE Teachers on the app store, containing over 100 games in a variety of categories. Once a user finds a game that they want to play they can add it to their lesson. Games can then be added and deleted as required, creating a quick snapshot of the games for your upcoming session. Other features of the app include the random tab, in which a user can ‘shake’ their device to receive a random game.

So what Android apps are you using? Suggest some additions to the starter package in the comments. 

Easy Assessment – Now Available on Android

I’m pleased to announce that our most popular app has finally been developed for Android. After a number of requests The PE Geek Apps has been working hard to bring its entire lineup to Android users.  Easy Assessment is the mobile app teachers, trainers and coaches have been waiting for. A simple way to capture and assess performance in any context.

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✓ Add/Manage entire groups or smaller groups
✓ Develop Rubrics
✓ Add text notes to student assessments
✓ Add video or images to strength assessments
✓ Email assessment results
✓ Upload assessments, videos and images to Dropbox

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Stay tuned for Android releases of Easy PD, Easy Attendance & Video Tagger in the coming months.

Easy Portfolio – Now Available on Android

After moths of development and many user requests, Im pleased to announce that the Easy Portfolio app is now available for Android
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users.

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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Fitness Tests App for Android

After a significant amount of feedback we have released the wildly popular “Fitness Tests” app for Android devices. 

Fitness Tests is the quick, easy handbook guide for PE teachers, sports coaches, personal trainers or anyone looking to measure their
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The app allows for swift reference of over 30 fitness tests from aerobic capacity, through to flexibility. Upon selecting your test you will be provided with the aim, equipment, procedure and the norm standards so that you can easily and accurately complete the tests you desire.

 

Music Workout App for Android

The Music Workout app has been available for over a year for iPhone/iPod and in that time it has been a wildly popular app amongst PE Teachers and Fitness instructors across the world. With this in mind the largest request I have is to make it available for Android users.

So after a few weeks of development, Music Workout is now available for both Android smartphone and tablet users. Get it now at the Google Play Store

Music Workout is a unique interval timer that utilises your music to inform you when it’s time to rest and time to work. Perfect for teachers, coaches, trainers or anyone looking to improve their fitness. A great tool for facilitating group rotations and activities in PE Classes.