Created by the same team behind ‘Zombies, Run’ comes this superb augmented reality fitness adventure. The Walk places you at the scene of a bomb explosion in Inverness station, and you’re given a package that could save the world. To stay alive, you’ll need to walk the length of the UK. The Walk is more than just a great pedometer/step counter — it’s a way to turn walking into a journey, a challenge, and a rip-roaring adventure. A perfect addition to any classroom or as motivation for an apathetic student cohort. I will be recommending this to my Year 12 students to encourage Active Transport options.
No more boring Treadmill running. With TreadmillVR you can experience the outdoor environment while running inside. The exciting thing about the app is the locations of the scenes you can run in. Everything from Florida, Puffy white clouds and the Swiss Alps.
The new Pro version of my Video Tagger App is a powerful video analysis and assessment tool that makes it possible to capture and tag sports performance. Start recording and tap the customisable buttons that float on screen to tag performance as it happens. The app will record a few seconds either side of the tap. On completion you will have created an instant highlight montage video that pinpoints just the thing you were interested within. Schools all over the world are using the app for tonnes of different reasons.
Spin It is a random exercise & activity generator that brings the fun back to your activities. Use the app to create your own ‘spinners’ in minutes, allowing you to randomise the results for serendipitous fun. 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. See the app in action here
A super cool app that enables you to easily produce both slow and fast motion video mashups in seconds. We recently used this app to explore Triple Jump technique, with the run up completed in normal speed, takeoff and flight in slow motion and landing in normal speed. A great way to explore possible improvements.
In this the latest episode of The PE Geek Podcast we explore the many and varied tools that support the teaching of exercise physiology and Sports Science related content. These include a few superb free apps such as Cardio Buddy, Result Tracker & Pro Metronome . We also take a deep look at some tools and attachments that enable you to gather incredible data on exercise and performance including a pulse oximeter, H7 HR Monitor and the incredible Basis Band. Finally I finish with a shoutout to a true leader in Physical Education field.
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I am very pleased to be able to bring details regarding the upcoming Google Apps in Physical Education workshop that I will be running in Seoul on Tuesday the 21st of January. The workshop will explore the applied use of Forms, Drive, Spreadsheets, Scripts and much more within the action packed PE Classroom. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to put their new skills into action with a complete hands on focus. Download the workshop flyer here.
All attendees will be required to bring along a Laptop, Google Chrome Browser and an Google account ready for a day of non stop learning.
Date: Tuesday 21st of January
Where: Seoul Foreign School
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Registration and further information can be found here
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Since attending the Google Teacher Academy in May this year, I have been interested in the incredible power of the amazing Google Scripts. To put it simply scripts allow the automation of a variety of tasks within the Google Environment. From Google Docs, to spreadsheets and site creation there is virtually an automated solution to everything your trying to do.
In recent weeks however, I have been playing with one in particular known as “Autocrat“. This simple script makes it possible to automatically merge a masse of data from a Google Spreadsheet into a document, essentially creating individualized versions. One of the immediate ways I see potential for the script straight away is its inclusion in a fitness tests unit, where a teacher would be producing individual documents that contain students personal results.
Watch the video below to see exactly how Autocrat can be used in this situation to take your productivity to a whole new dimension. It truly is an amazing tool.
So how else can you use it? Click the following link and fill in the form to see another Autocrat PE Example. It’s bound to impress.
In the last few months I have been busy making small but major improvements to the The PE Geek blog. These include a cleaner and more simplistic navigation, increased graphic quality and most importantly a higher level of actionable content. I am also busy rebuilding the entire site to make it more mobile friendly, which I cannot wait to get out to you all….It’s looking brilliant.
As part of these improvements, I have also recently introduced a premium members only area. You can now take advantage of the once-off-lifetime membership rate. See below for the many benefits, an immediate value of well over $50. You also receive access to 2 FREE apps monthly and all future eBooks and digital resources. Not to mention a swag of exclusive products and content. Sign up here for immediate access.
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