Plickers

If you’re like me and started using iPads in your classroom when you only had access to your own teacher device, then you will LOVE Plickers. Essentially,  Plickers are Paper Based Clickers or more specifically a student response system that makes it possible for you to gather answers to questions from your students at lighting speeds. The best part about the app is that it requires only one teacher device and ZERO student devices.

This makes it possible to easily gather formative data from your students in seconds, that is automagically recorded to each students profile. A number of Physical Education teachers are using Plickers to ask a series of multiple choice questions related to learning objectives at the conclusion of the session.

See below for an excellent video showcasing how to setup and use Plickers

Runbit

On a number of occasions I have blogged about the power of Gamified physical activity. Essentially Gamification as it’s known is the concept of applying game mechanics and game design techniques to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals. The great thing is that as technology grows, it’s becoming much easier for developers to build exercise based experiences in this domain. Runbit is another example of this exciting new world.

Essentially Runbit turns your physical activity into a fun game, empowering you to collect virtual stars, escape monsters, chase animals and most importantly challenge friends.  The net result is a fun exercise experience that will guarantee motivate young students. The app is also available for Android and Windows devices.

Essential Anatomy 5

Although expensive, this app is the absolute #1 Anatomy app available. Essential Anatomy is the most successful anatomy app of all time, with more content, features, structures and ease of use than any other anatomy app — bar none! Now with over 8,200 structures. An absolute must have for any Physical Education program that teachers intermediate to senior anatomy to their students. Forget boring static textbooks – YOU NEED THIS.

 

Seesaw

Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students of all ages to independently document and share what they are learning at school. The best features of this app include its simple navigation and it’s focus on ensuring that younger students can easily sign in and add content to their portfolios. If you’re looking to share the learning process with parents, students via a secure online portal, then you cannot go past this.

Have an app that I should share on the next top apps for PE Teachers series? Then leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to take a look. Check out the other top app lists here or grab the PE Apps App for a great one-stop collection of the best PE apps.