Jump It is a Task Card Resource for Teachers. Including over 60 hand drawn balances that progressively build up in difficulty, allowing students to develop their skills in a self paced manner. Have students work independently with their own device, or connect a single iPad/iPhone to a projector for a large class experience. Also available on Android and as an eBook
Another stellar app from Sten Kaiser, the genius behind sprintTimer & speedClock. With Army Fitness Tester you can easily conduct. The United States Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) which is designed to test the muscular strength, endurance, and cardiovascular respiratory fitness of soldiers in the Army. Have students track their progress within these fitness components within the app as they conduct the tests literally anywhere.
Sworkit takes you through 5-60 minute circuit training workouts requiring no equipment. Just choose what part of the body to workout and for how long. Options include strength training, cardio, stretching, yoga, and even an option to create custom workouts. Have students work independently with their own device, or connect a single iPad/iPhone to a projector for a large class experience. My Year 7 students are loving using the Sworkit App for their warm ups.
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.
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 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.
As a student I remember how much I enjoyed learning how to use a skipping rope. This enthusiasm was used by our teacher within a group presentation that enabled us to show off our newly learnt Jump Rope Skills with accompanying music. With this in mind I have been incredibly motivated to bring together a Jump Rope Resource that is geared towards the 21st century.
Introducing Jump It, a Task Card Resource for Teachers. Including over 60 hand drawn jump rope activities that progressively build up in difficulty, allowing students to develop their skills in a self paced manner.
Put your students in the directors chair of their very own workout video, with this innovative iPad App. Start by piecing together your desired workout routine using the list of inbuilt activities. Once complete the app guides you through the recording of a 20 second demonstration of each activity. After completing all the workout demonstrations, the app pieces these together into a fully featured workout video. An absolutely superb student led app that results in a product your students will love. Why not use it to prepare individualised class workouts, with the students leading the action. See the app in action in the video below.
Get your students moving with Zumba Dance a motion controlled exergaming app bound to engage those of all ages. Simply place your iPad on a stable surface and your ready to go. In a classroom context this app works perfectly when connected to a projector or Apple TV enabling you to share the activity with all. Have one student control the game while the rest follow the actions of the instructor on the screen. Swap over week to week or at designated points throughout the activity. See me Zumba in the video below.
SnappyCam is like having a super high speed camera in your pocket. It essentially enables you to capture thousands of photos per minute enabling you capture the exact moment of interest. Use this app within your PE Classroom as a means of capturing the best frame by frame footage you will ever come across. Perfect for use with the teaching of any type of discrete skill. SnappyCam is incredibly easy to use and customise to your needs. A must have app that will prove incredibly useful in endless contexts. See it in action in the video below.
Easily use Azul media player to download YouTube videos or other online content so that you can access the media without an internet connection. The app even allows you to easily create your own playlists of videos for an increased level of organisation. See how easy the app is to use in the video below.
The 7-minute workout app has been a proven success in my junior PE Classes as an instant/warm up activity at the start of my practical sessions. Simply connect your iPad to a projector or Apple TV and share with the group. As students make their way into the gymnasium they can be instantly engaged in physical activity while you take the session attendance etc. There is also a high level of mystique associated with the “7 minute” workout? Why is it 7 minutes?