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;
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.
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;
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
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In recent times I have begun planning for and developing apps and extensions for the Google Chrome Browser. This has led me to release a number of innovative and time saving apps in this space, including Easy Portfolio Site Builder, which can be downloaded for FREE here. As a result of the overwhelming of the success of this Google Chrome app and the fact that countless schools all over the world are moving towards the Google Apps for Education environment, I am releasing a series of extensions targeted directly at PE Teachers;
With this in mind I’m Introducing Move It , The Random Brain Break & Exercise Generator that is now available to download for FREE at the Google Chrome Web Store. So what does it do? See it in action in the video below.
Ready to Move It? Then download the extension by clicking the banner below;
In this episode of The PE Geek Podcast, we explore a variety of active gaming applications. We take a look at Zombies Run, The Walk, NFL Play 60 and Motion Rugby and how these utilise game theory to improve motivation and exercise adherence. We also respond to a very important question from one of our listeners;
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I’m super excited to announce that I will be presenting an online webinar entitled ‘It’s Now Possible – Emerging Technology & Physical Education“. The webinar will explore the technologies which have made the once impossible, possible within the Physical Education classroom. The webinar will provide a snapshot to the incredible innovation taking place within PE Classrooms around the globe.
Those in attendance will..
- Learn the why behind technology integration in Physical Education
- Explore mobile learning in PE
- Game changing mobile applications that make the once impossible possible
- Powerful web based resources
- Must have gadgets and accessories for the PE, Sports Science classroom
- Hear success stories from around the globe
- Plus Much Much More..
What do I need to participate in a Webinar?
- A computer with internet connection
- Headphones or Sound from your laptop
- A willingness to learn
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