Earlier this year I blogged about a new website I had just finished working on, known as ‘Active Globe‘. Well I’m excited to say that Active Globe has grown to well over 10,000 online users who together have ran/cycled and walked there way around the world TWICE.
So what does Active Globe actually do? Quite simply it allows you to turn your students Physical Activity into a real world travel experience, taking you around the globe to achieve your fitness goals. See it in action below;
When you or your students participate in Active Globe you join other schools all over the world that are working to increase their students’ fitness. You will be able to track your school’s progress and compare its ranking to other schools throughout the world. This adds yet another fun and competitive element to the program that will motivate your students even more. Your class also works together to complete an agreed class goal, while individual students also work to complete their own distance based goals.
Active Globe also rewards your students Physical Activity automatically with badges and certificates that become more difficult as their fitness grows. Students and Teachers are automatically sent the certificates when they are achieved, so they can simply print them out and present them.
You can even choose to help your students by providing them with a custom pedometer to enable easy capturing of distance based Physical Activity or connect your Runkeeper, Moves or FitBit accounts for automatic distance logging.
I built Active Globe to help motivate and improve student physical activity levels within my Year 5 & 6 students, however decided to release it to the masses with the hope that it could could do the same for others. I’m proud to say it’s doing exactly that while also being shortlisted in the Australian Mobile App Awards for 2014.
If your interested in getting started, you can sign up now for a FREE individual account or visit www.activeglobe.net/sign-up to register your school or community group.
Leave a comment below saying how you would use Active Globe at your school and i’ll pick one winner to receive access for their whole class.