Top Apps for PE Teachers – Part 31

Jump It & Jump It iPad

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

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Army Fitness Tester

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.

IceBreaker Games

IceBreaker Games includes games and activities designed to “break the ice” and “warm up” groups of children and adults of all ages! Another brilliant mobile resource from Nicholas Stratigopoulos 

Sworkit Pro

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.

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6 thoughts on “Top Apps for PE Teachers – Part 31”

  1. Hello my name is Joshua Turnipseed; I am a student at the University of South Alabama and am enrolled in edm 310, where I am assigned to leave a comment on your blog. I am a physical education major and I always wondered how we could use modern technology in the class room. I find these apps very helpful for the students to keep organized and stay on track of being healthy, which is why we are here!

  2. Hi. I am a student in EDM310 at the University of South Alabama. I admire you promoting online fitness (fitness apps) because technology is a key to our lives. These applications that are accessible will leave plenty speechless. Why? Because there is no reason people can’t exercise and keep up with their fitness level. I just downloaded the Sworkit app. From its content I feel like it would be a convenience. I am also in the military so it is important I stay on track as far as fitness.

  3. Thanks Joshua. There literally are thousands of ways and means to apply technology meaningfully in the PE Classroom. I challenge you to look for ways to do this that enhance the learning outcomes.

  4. Hi Coach Robinson. My name is Allison Sells and I am from EDM510 at the University of South Alabama. Thank you for sharing these wonderful and useful apps. I just finished reading a blog by Shelly Terrell in which she participated in an ITDI webinar discussing meaningful learning with mobile devices. She is also the author of a book called “Learning to Go: Lesson Plans and Tips for Teachers”. Like yourself she is a huge advocate of students bringing their own devices and implementing them into her lesson plans. Kids are using these devices in their lives outside of school and it is how they choose to communicate. I truely believe that when teachers can connect with students by building a learning atmosphere that they are already using everyday then they can more effectively teach. With the fitness apps you have provided students can take charge of their own fitness program in class and then take it with them wherever they go. I am personally looking forward to trying some of these apps myself to improve my own fitness program.

  5. Katherine Harvey

    Hey my name is Katherine and I am in EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama. I think these are some useful apps to incorporate in P.E classes. They can help the students keep track of their fitness. I like the Jump It app because the student can develop their skills at their own pace and not having to feel left behind compared to another student.

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