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Top Apps for PE Teachers – Part 33

Simple Transfer Pro

I often get asked during #pegeeks workshops for a quick and easy way to get photos and videos from the iPad/iPod to a computer form easy storage. While I’m a major user of cloud based storage solutions like Dropbox/Google Drive they can often be quite slow when transferring larger files.

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With this in mind I absolutely love the Simple Transfer Pro app which easily lets you copy photos and videos  between devices that share the same wireless network. This makes it possible to transfer large video files from your students iPad to your computer; or to another student or teachers device in seconds. An absolute must have.

Easy First Aid

Easy First Aid is exactly that; A super easy way to track and record First Aid incidents and injuries. This FREE app came to me after dealing with an injury during a practical PE session.  With Easy First Aid you can quickly capture vital First Aid Information including time of incident, assessment, treatment and referral details. You can even attach Photo & Video evidence to support your Incident direct from your Camera roll or Dropbox Filter and Communicate First Aid Incident Reports via Email & Dropbox. Check it out in the video below;

Human

Another powerful quantitative self app; designed to track your daily efforts to meet 30 minutes of Physical Activity. All you need to do is place your device in your pocket and get moving.Walk. Run. Dance. Bike. Everything counts. Human automatically picks up your walks, runs, bike rides and other exercise of one minute and longer.

Motion Rugby

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The number of active gaming apps on the store is certainly growing. Motion Rugby is simple. Hordes of angry Enemy Rugby Players are coming to get you! Can you evade their tackles by actually weaving left and right to survive all 40 Levels and score Maximum Points?  Lots of fun.

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 Part 20 Part 21 - Part 22 Part 23 – Part 24 –Part 25 – Part 26  - 27 – 28 29 - 30 or grab the PE Apps App for a great one stop collection of the best PE apps.

 

4D Anatomy – Incredible Interactive Learning Experience

On a couple of occasions I have blogged about how  Augmented Reality could be used to enhance instruction within the Physical Education & Health Classrooms. In 2010 the horizon report listed “Augmented Reality” as a technology to watch out for in education, with a 3 – 5 year rate of adoption to mainstream use. Augmented Reality is defined as the technology of combining the real world with computer generated information or  imagery. Essentially this exciting technology makes it possible for you to use your mobile device to display information on whatever you’re pointing it at. Focus on a restaurant, and a display pops up giving a menu and customer reviews, look at a historic building, and you’re told when and by whom it was built. These are the sort of possibilities afforded by the new technology of augmented reality. 

So with this in mind Im truly excited when applications arrive that utilise the best of Augmented Reality. The latest to do this is an iPhone/iPad, Android Application known as 4D Anatomy. Checkout this amazing app in the video below;

 

Easy First Aid – Record Keeping & Recording Tool

As Teachers we’re constantly responsible for groups of Students in all sorts of situations, this goes with the territory. However as we all know accidents can happen, and regardless of whether they’re minor or major accurate record keeping is essential. 

So after refreshing my First Aid Qualifications in 2013, I began thinking about how the recording process could be vastly improved for the mobile age. Could a tool be made to that would always be with you? Could it include powerful reporting features? How about video and photo evidence? So with this in mind I set out to make it happen. Introducing Easy First Aid.

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Easy First Aid is a powerful First Aid Record Keeping and Treatment Tool. A truly mobile and powerful way to capture and record incident details and subsequent treatment. Never again will you need to keep extensive and confusing paperwork. See how the app works in the video below;

 

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The PE Geek Mobile App

After a complete redesign and rebuild The PE Geek Mobile App is now available for  FREE download.  The app is the one stop shop for teachers interested in utilising emerging technologies within Physical Education and serves as a completely mobile way to consume all of the content from the blog (& more). With the App, users can now;

- View the latests posts from The PE Geek Blog  while on the go
- View and Book Upcoming Workshops with The PE Geek Around the Globe 
- Listen to The PE Geek Podcast from within the App
- Watch Tutorial Videos from The PE Geek YouTube Channel
- Download the latest Apps from The PE Geek 
- Resources and must have tech gadgets for the classroom 

Members of The PE Geek Blog can also access the members centre via the app. It truly is a one stop for teachers looking at utilizing technologies in PE.  If you like the app or the blog, then please leave a 5 star rating in the App Store, it really helps.

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Top Apps for PE Teachers – Part 32

Music Beep Test

A one-of-a-kind Beep Test (Pacer Test) experience that uses your music to conduct the test, instead of the annoying beep.

Select songs that inspire your students, and have the app change songs as the levels progress. Start with slower songs, working your way up to more uptempo beats. You can also use the inbuilt calculator to determine your aerobic fitness rating and V02 max.

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Sport Search – The Ultimate Sports Word Find

A simple FREE app that I developed for PE Teachers to engage those unable to participate in a session, or as a fun way to integrate students to sport specific terminologies. With over 50 sports included and tonnes of time based challenges, you can be confident of hours of fun & entertainment.

You can also download the FREE PDF resource that includes the word finds to printout for student use here

Tube Downloader

I’ve used a number of apps throughout the years that make this possible, however none have been as simple or straight forward as this one. Quite simply, this app is a mobile browser, than enables you to open websites like YouTube. The great thing however is when you start video playback at any website, you’re asked if you would like to download the video to your device for offline playback.

As many of PE Teachers are still struggling with inadequate WiFi in their practical spaces, this becomes a great way to cache copies so you can watch them in class. It also means that you can download exemplar performance videos for use in apps such as Coach’s Eye

Bit Gym

Another App by the people behind Virtual Active and Bit Breaker that upgrades your cardio machine with stunning interactive trails from around the world. Each tour can be streamed instantly or downloaded locally for use at the gymNo hardware required – BitGym tracks your exercise speed by using the front-facing camera on your device.Works on any bike, elliptical or treadmill – just place your iPhone or iPad down so you’re in view and start exercising. This is simply spectacular. 

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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 Part 20 Part 21 - Part 22 Part 23 – Part 24 –Part 25 – Part 26  - 27 – 28 29 - 30 or grab the PE Apps App for a great one stop collection of the best PE apps.

Stretch It – Stretching, Warm Up & Cool Down Task Cards

After months of development and countless requests for an app of this type from, colleagues around the globe I am pleased to announce that Stretch It has now gone live. To put it simply, “Stretch It” is a circuit and stretching task card series for teachers and students. A truly simple and powerful way to provide students with visual prompts and cues designed to help them warm up and cool down.

Featuring over 60 hand drawn stretch activities that progressively build up in difficulty, allowing students to develop their skills in a self paced manner. This app is bound to engage all students.

Download for the following devices below

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Android Phones & Tablets

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 The App is also available as a downloadable PDF eBook for Printing or use in classes without mobile devices. Download it at the following online stores below.

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Leave a comment below regarding how you would use the app in your classroom and I’ll pick 5 people to receive both a copy of the app and the eBook resource for FREE.