So you and your students have just gotten a brand new Android device for use in Physical Education. What apps do I recommend you use and why?

Video Coach

For many year’s I’ve been asked for equivalent Android versions of BaM Video Delay, and until recently it simply didn’t exist. That’s until the good people at Appy Hands brought Video Coach to life.

Video coach helps you analyse and improve your sporting activities or the performance of your students or athletes.  To make this happen Video coach records videos and displays them continuously with a time delay for a quick and handsfree visual feedback. You can also record your performance and watch it a few seconds later directly on your device without touching a button

One of the unique features of Video Coach that it’s iOS equivalent apps don’t have, is the ability to utilise a collection of drawing tools to further emphasise the teaching points. See the app in action via the video demo below;

Book Creator

Without a doubt one of my all-time favourite apps. With Book Creator you can easily curate a rich digital book filled with photos, audio, video and more. In a PE setting, this translates into an amazing way to build student portfolios highlighting the learning achieved by your students. I’ve also used Book Creator in recent months to produce a professional portfolio that I used as part of my annual review with my principal. You can see the portfolio concept here.

 

Ubersense

The ultimate video analysis app recently reached Android devices. Use Ubersense to explore student performance in high definition frame by frame & slow motion. Teachers and students can also utilise the inbuilt drawing tools to highlight and annotate points of interest. You can even take this to the next level by comparing two videos side-by-side or in stacked views. This FREE app is a must have.

 

Screen Stream Mirroring

Screen Stream Mirroring is a powerful app to mirror and record your Android screen and audio in real time !
You can share screen “live” just like a dual screen to any device or pc on the same network through media player, web browser, Chromecast, and UPnP / DLNA devices (Smart TV or other compatible devices).

Check out its amazing capabilites via the following video

 

Swork It

An absolute must download. With Swork It, students get dynamically created video routines from 5 to 60 minutes. They set the time! The digital trainer then creates the program to FIT YOUR SCHEDULE, instead of needing to adapt your schedule to work out. It’s a great app for independent warm-ups and workouts.

Explain Everything 

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. In a PE setting you can use this to have students highlight their understanding of just about anything. This could include;

  1. Students recording their narration to a presentation
  2. Annotating images of themselves in action in a PE setting
  3. Recording brainstorming sessions
  4. Completing web walkthroughs
  5. & Much Much More

What are you favourite Android Apps? Leave them in the comments below