In the latest episode of The PE Geek Podcast we take a look at the newly launched iPads in PE Bootcamp eCourse recently launched for beginners and the more advanced. We discuss the power of video in the classroom and solve one of the biggest problems with a tiny, yet powerful little attachment. Apps to explore in this episode include SnappyCam, Spin It and The Human Body App. Finally we finish with a PE Teacher who’s embraced the power of social networks for professional development in a big way.
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After months of development I have finally finished work on a unique eCourse that I’m calling the iPads in PE Bootcamp. The course was inspired by the countless emails I receive asking for tips and suggestions on the best apps and tools to get started with mobile devices in the PE Classroom. With this in mind I decided to piece together a FREE eCourse delivered over 10 days via email. Whether you are a complete Beginner or a seasoned iPad users, you will be bound to find something of use. Simply Sign up below to get started.
After a whirlwind workshop series throughout Asia, I’m back with a new episode focusing on all the latest tools & apps finding there way into the PE Classroom. In this episode, we explore the incredible app ‘Book Creator‘ and how it works as as a portfolio tool. We test the Active Gaming app Pop Flux with a group of young students and finally discuss the new app Jump It. Later on in the episode we talk about how a school in Shanghai, China have been using the iPad in the PE classroom fully immersed in water, with incredible results. As always we finish with a PE Teacher on Twitter, one of the original #pegeeks, who’s contributed extensively to the community over the years.
Over the years I have blogged about a number of ways that teachers can produce portfolios for their classes. This desire to share simple and effective tools in this area ultimately led to the creation of my Easy Portfolio app. However in recent months, I have been intrigued by another app, that on first glance is not necessarily geared towards portfolio creation.
Introducing the Book Creator App for iPad a super easy way to build a gorgeous eBook that you can publish and export in a variety of formats. Checkout the video below showcasing exactly how easy it is to piece together a multimedia rich portfolio perfect for the PE Classroom. This app is a simple must have.
Throughout the years I have blogged extensively about the incredible power of Twitter and its ability to connect teachers around the globe. This connection has been the catalyst for so much change and innovation within my classroom. I’m also forever inspired by all of the tremendous work that so many others are sharing online. So in the spirit of serendipitous fun, I pieced together a fun little QR Code/Web link that when accessed, randomly introduces you to a new teacher you can add to your Personal Learning Network.
Simply scan or click the QR Code below to discover a PE Teacher worth following
If your new to Twitter and interested in getting started, then I recommend you follow the 14 Day Twitter Challenge I developed earlier this year to help teachers discover the power of the social network for professional learning. Visit www.14daytwitterchallenge.com to get started.
Over the past 6 years of teaching I have observed how my students are inspired by the unknown. The element of surprise that comes from a randomly drawn task. This observation led me to utilize the app ‘Rip Deck’ over the last few years as an occasional randomized warm up activity in my PE Classes.
With this in mind, I decided to develop a mobile application that would make it incredibly easy to randomize anything. Introducing “Spin It” a random exercise & activity generator that brings the fun back to your activities. You can use the app to create your own ‘spinners’ in minutes, allowing you to randomize the results for serendipitous fun. See it in action below;
With Spin It! You can add your own images to the spinner to uniquely identify them amongst their groups. One tap and your ready for a tonne of randomized fun.