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Classroom Roulette

There is no question that mystery and the “unknown” are powerful agents for classroom engagement. This is why I love the Classroom roulette app, a simple spinning wheel that will help to spice up your classes with truly random selections.
You can use it to configure your own lists with students, activities, questions, reflections names or any other combination.
The possibilities are literally Endless!

See it in action in the video below;

Using Classroom Roulette App in PhysED - YouTube

Sweat Deck

Sweat Deck is a deck of cards exercise app for iPhone & iPad that will help you mix up your fitness routine with an endless combination of simple & effective workouts!

It’s simple: Assign an exercise to each suit & perform them as cards are drawn from the deck – the card’s value represents how many reps of the exercise to do.


Sweat Deck is also a quick & casual way to add a bit more exercise into a Physical Education session. You can even connect your device to a Big Screen to make the activity available to all of your students.

GroupClip

Imagine if you had a mobile app that let you shoot multi camera angle videos automatically? Well, now you do!

Creating multi-camera video stories used to be just for the pro’s and video editing fanatics. But now with GroupClip everyone can create compelling multi-angle video stories and edit them into multiframe video and image mash-up clips in just minutes.

How does GroupClip work?
– Login
– Invite up to four friends to start a simultaneous recording
– Works on Wi-Fi and cellular data (3G/4G)
– All footage is automatically synchronized in the cloud
– Edit the synchronized video clips directly in the app
– All co-recorders can create their own version of the video
– Tap on the time lines to (de)activate the parts you want to show
– Add photos, music and new video
– Use one of the many standard multi-frame templates
– Easily drag and drop clips into the position you want
– Directly share your video on your social media
– You can also create single user video and image mash-up clips

How can you use this in PhysEd?

  1. Create multi angle skill videos
  2. Record high quality footage of team activities
  3. Add a video crew into a Sports Education unit
  4. Engaged injured students
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Over the last few years we’ve seen a huge resurgence of animated GIFs in popular culture, with meme’s and hilarious cat loops leading the way. They’ve clearly grown to become a new age visual medium which is super effective at communicating bite sized pieces in information in our various channels.

With this in mind, we’ve noticed a HUGE uptake in the number of teachers using animated GIF’s in their instruction. As a result we’ve had an influx of questions and requests for resources and we thought we’d start by showcasing just how easy it is to generate your own Animated GIF’s using YouTube clips.

See this in action in the video below;

How to Turn a YouTube Video into a GIF - YouTube

Now that you’ve seen how easy it is to generate your own GIF’s using YouTube videos as the source – my question is what will you do with them? How could they fall into your practice and instruction?

Want some help to take it to the next level?

Then join 1000+ PE Teachers from around the world inside the ConnectedPE Community and gain access to the ‘Animated GIF’s in PhysED Course‘. In this course we’ll demonstrate the power of animated GIFs in the Physical Education practical & theory based classroom. Throughout the course you’ll learn the following;

  1. What Animated GIFs are
  2. How to create your own Animated GIFs using a range of apps & websites
  3. How to create your own from YouTube & other online videos
  4. Different ways to use animated GIFs in your PE classes
  5. Much More

You can also browse the 100+ hours of on demand courses on offer inside ConnectedPE right here

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Join me for a FREE 45 minute webinar with certificate of completion in which we will explore different ways that you can leverage technologies to celebrate student learning and achievement in your physical education program.

During this webinar you’ll learn;

  1. Why we should celebrate learning and achivement
  2. Why Technology is the perfect way to take celebration to the next level
  3. How you can celebrate using video, images, audio & websites
  4. How you can take “PhysED home” and engage parents and the wider community
  5. Plus much much more

“Wondering if this webinar is for you? If you are a Physical Education Teacher of students at any age level and you want to understand how to share & capture the great work that students do with parents, the school and wider community”

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In this episode of The PE Geek Podcast we interview Julia Sargent and explore why teachers are introducing emerging technologies in their practice even though they’re not required too. The conversation moves between the benefits of introducing technologies into our practices & how we can ensure that learning remains the focus.

Resources

Press play to listen to the episode below or listen here.

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In the 100th episode of The PE Geek Podcast we celebrate by sharing 100 different ways that you can introduce Technologies into your Physical Education classroom. On their own the ideas won’t transform your teaching, but our goal here is to spark the curiosity that drives exploration of these ideas in your lessons.

Want to see how much of a PE Geek you are? Download the checklist and see how many of the ideas you’ve trialed and perhaps implemented in your lessons. Share your results on social media and in the comments below.

Press play to listen to the episode below or listen here.

Fun & Fitness

  1. Generate a random workout for your students with Swork It
  2. Complete a Pilates session with FitnessBlender.com
  3. Play fitness bingo using the Classroom Roulette app
  4. Getting your students jumping rope with Jump It
  5. Use the Move It Chrome Extension to get active during static classroom sessions
  6. Take an active break with the ClassBreak app
  7. Get active with Sweat Deck
  8. Conduct the beep test with music using Music Beep Test
  9. Crank endless workout music with Fit Radio
  10. Hide exercise monsters in your school and have students hunt them down with Monsuta Fitness
  11. Use the FitBreak app to discover 45 games and activities designed for fun and fitness in PE
  12. Get your group balances on with Balance It
  13. Introduce Yoga with Cosmic Kids Yoga
  14. Find a PE Game to play with a shake of a device with PE Shake

Video

  1. Slo down a discrete skill with SloPro
  2.  Compare a beginner to an elite athlete with Hudl Technique
  3. Offer a hands free instant replay with Video Delay on iOS & Android
  4. Offer a hands free instant replay on Chromebook with Replay It
  5. Create a highlight reel using Video Tagger
  6. Turn an elite performer into a looping animated GIF using Loop It
  7. Create a strobe motion video using Clipstro
  8. Use GroupClip to record a multi angle video on sports game or activity
  9. Use DMD vClone to create a video with the same person or object appearing in more than a single place, as if they are clones.
  10. Have an injured or non participant record and edit an advocacy video highlighting your PE class using iMovie
  11. Turn any YouTube clip into a gif by placing ‘gif’ in front of the youtube URL and hitting ENTER
  12. Showcase videos to a Big Screen using a ChromeCast or Apple TV
  13. Have your class Go Live using Facebook Live or Periscope
  14. Strap a GoPro to a student during gameplay for first person action
  15. Fly a Drone over a game to see an epic top down perspective

Assessment & Evaluation

  1. Collate a student portfolio with SeeSaw
  2.  Capture formative assessment with plickers
  3.  Use Kahoot to create an engaging quiz
  4. Socrative to test pre content knowledge
  5. Google forms for simple quizzes
  6. Create dynamic documents using google forms responses using Autocrat
  7. Use the app iDoceo to capture assessment data tied to students
  8. Use a QR Code in a Google form to assess student skills 
  9. Take your students through an engaging presentation with Nearpod
  10.  Create an electronic bulletin board with Padlet
  11. Teach anything to anyone from anywhere with Educreations

Google

  1. Have students collaborate on a written piece in Google Docs
  2. Collate & graph and entire classes heart rate response in Google Sheets
  3. Have students showcase their knowledge with Google Slides
  4. Create an online classroom environment with Google classroom
  5. Have students draw anatomical diagrams using google drawings
  6. Create a school or classroom website with google sites
  7. Create a digital portfolio of student achievement using the google drive folder structures and the mobile apps
  8. Generate hundreds of student certificates in seconds using google sheets and autocrat addon
  9. Capture ongoing student observations from a google form to a google document with docAppender
  10. Use the formmule addon to send mail merge emails
  11. Create a self grading quiz with Flubaroo for Google Forms
  12. Build a collaborative calendar for you and your students to track key events

Active Gaming

  1. Slay the monsters using real world physical activity with Dungeon Runner
  2.  Outrun the Zombies apocalypse with Zombies, Run
  3.  Turn your everyday walks into a world saving adventure with The Walk
  4. Exercise and save the planet with Superhero Workout
  5. Complete a 7 Minute Workout 
  6. Play a Game of Motion Tennis using your iPhone as the racket
  7. Explore the real world while exercising on a cardio machine with BitGym

Augmented & Virtual Reality

  1. Create an augmented reality treasure hunt with Metaverse.io
  2. Wear a  Virtuali-tee and point the app to see inside the internal organs
  3. Place a augmented reality model into the real world with Human Anatomy Atlas
  4. Test your speed and agility with AR runner
  5. Measure a long jump without a tape measure using MeasureKit and Augmented Reality
  6. Take an immersive tour of the human heart on your kitchen table with Insight Heart
  7. Build interactive posters and flyers with Aurasma
  8. Create a VR experience with cospaces.io
  9. Play a virtual reality soccer game with Final Kick VR
  10. Watch an immersive 360 degree video with a VR headset to experience what it’s like

Productivity

  1. Save passwords with LastPass
  2.  Communicate with your colleagues using slack
  3. Get focused on one thing using the momentum dash chrome extension
  4. Unsubscribe from all emails with unroll.me
  5. Collaborate on projects using Trello it’s like post it notes for your computer
  6. Get more productive using the Brain.Fm radio station
  7. Track the time you spend digitally using rescue time
  8. Automate repetitive tasks with IFFTT or Workflows
  9. Record a screencast with the Screencastify Chrome Extension
  10. Subscribe to websites with Feedly
  11. Ensure you get an email reply from a colleague with Boomerang

Useful Tools

81 Time sprint races with incredible accuracy using SprintTimer
82. Time your start reaction time using using sprintStart
83. Measure your vertical jump using the What’s My Vertical App
84. Create engaging classroom posters with Canva
85. Take 25 photos of your PE class and have animoto create an epic video montage with music
86. Have you students produce an infographic of their knowledge with Piktochart
87. Create an engaging worksheet using Comic Life
88. Use Care Monkey to organise your permission letters and notes home
89. Have an injured student complete stats using SwipeStats
90. Measure your heart rate from your mobile device using Cardiio
91. Get your students calm and focused with smiling mind
92. Showcase the rules of a new game with Coach Note
93. Easily create brackets by categories, and share brackets with people via email and social networks with the Bracket App
94. Test your sprint speed using the fitnessmeter app
95. Download YouTube clips for offline play at www.clipconverter.cc/
96. Create a PE Newsletter with Smore
97. Track the time, speed and much more of your run with Runkeeper
98. Create a QR Code using QRstuff.com
99. Create a QR Code treasure hunt using the Class Tools Website
100. Become a better PE Teacher by engaging and learning on twitter 

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Join us for a brand new FREE eCourse called The 7 Day Apps in PE Bootcamp. The course was inspired by the countless emails I receive asking for tips and suggestions on the best apps and tools to get started with mobile devices in the PE Classroom.

With this in mind, the team have pieced together a little jumpstart course that is being delivered via Messenger.  Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned user, an iPhone or Android fan, you’ll find a tonne of value.


Inside the course you’ll find apps and resources covering

  1. Exercise and warm up games
  2. Music and Dance Activities
  3. Gymnastic Resources
  4. Video Analysis Tools
  5. Assessment & Portfolio Tools
  6. Teacher Tools

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In this episode of The PE Geek Podcast we speak with Joel Smedes a passionate Phys Ed teacher working in Laos. Throughout the episode we explore how he got started using various technologies and how he’s applied these in swimming lessons.

Links & resources mentioned in this episode;

  1. PE & Swim Stuff
  2. Follow Joel on Twitter

Press play to listen to the episode below or listen here.

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So you just got an Apple TV Installed ? Follow the steps below & learn how to AirPlay & Mirror your iPhone or iPad

One of the best ways to maximise iPads in the PE Classroom is through the use of an Apple TV. Super affordable and easy to use, once connected you can extend the reach of the single device to a big screen making it possible to share with your entire class. This opens up a realm of opportunities big and small and I pointed these out in our most popular post ever “10 Ways You Can Use A Large Screen Display in PE

Here’s just a few ideas

  • Mirror (show the screen) your iPad’s screen onto a television, monitor, projector, and / or interactive whiteboard (IWB) and guide students through apps/websites and more
  • AirPlay  YouTube or Vimeo videos without having to use a seperate device.  These could be example and exemplar performance in the sports you’re teaching/learning.
  • Record and playback student videos to the group with ease
  • Use an app like ‘Yoga Studio‘ to have your group led by an expert
  • AirPlay music to your entire classroom
  • Provide an instant replay using Video Delay Instant Replay
  • Generate random teams and show the outcome on the big screen with ‘Classroom Teammates
  • Plus much much more
Here’s a quick guide to two of the most common features that make the above possible AirPlay

At some point you’ve probably heard about AirPlay, a wireless streaming feature found on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. With AirPlay, you can wirelessly stream videos, music, and photos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to Apple TV and stream music & videos to AirPlay speakers or receivers.

How to AirPlay content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  1. Make sure that you’re close to your Apple TV.
  2. Open the app that you want to AirPlay from.
  3. Tap  or . In some apps, like Photos, tap , then tap AirPlay. You can also use Control Center to AirPlay just music just by switching the audio output.
  4. Select your AirPlay device. Don’t see your Apple TV or AirPlay-enabled device? Try connecting your iOS device to the same Wi-Fi network as the device you want to AirPlay to.
Mirror your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Here’s how to mirror your entire iOS screen on your Apple TV:

 

  1. Make sure that you’re close to your Apple TV.
  2. On your iOS device, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center or swipe from top right down on the iPhone X.
  3. In Control Center, tap  Screen Mirroring, then select your Apple TV from the list. Don’t see your Apple TV or AirPlay-enabled device? Try connecting your iOS device to the same Wi-Fi network as the device you want to AirPlay to.
  4. If an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your iOS device.

Your TV uses your iOS device’s screen orientation and aspect ratio. To fill your TV screen with the mirrored iOS device screen, change your TV’s aspect ratio or zoom settings.

Connecting Android devices

While technically not compatible, a number of very smart people have built some great android apps which can used to mirror your android screen and apps to an Apple TV.

AirServer Connect for Apple TV – the most advanced AirPlay mirroring sender for Android, allowing you to project your Android screen wirelessly, not just to one, but to multiple Apple TV’s and computers running AirServer at the same time

Have you used an Apple TV in your PE Class before? How do you use it?

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We Take the 6 Best Apps for Track & Field for a Spin! How Many have you used?

When I was growing up I was obsessed with Track & Field, so much so that the very first time I created a website was to build a wikipedia style resource that listed the best athletes and their respective times & distances. Although the website was laughable, it combined two of my favourite things: Technology & Track & Field.

With this in mind, I wanted to combine these passions again and share the 5 best apps for track and field . The options move from simple to more complex and are regularly recommended by myself to others.

sprintStart  (iOS)

Improve your start technique and start speed with sprintStart The app contains three tools, two to measure your reaction time and one to record a slow motion video synchronised with the start signal. The start sequence is fully customizable and you can edit words, times and language. StartMeter is a fun and easy to use tool for athletes and coaches in sports like sprinting, swimming and short track where a first-class start is advantageous

QR Stopwatch (iOS)

Using nothing more than QR Codes, you can now start & stop a timer. Yep, you heard that right – essentially all you have to do is hold the QR code in front of the scanner (device )camera. The app will then automatically generate your name and a new individual stopwatch will be started for the QR Code you scanned. If you scan the code again, the timer stops.  All of this is possible via the QR Stopwatch mobile app

You can see it all in action in the video below;

Timing Students in PE with QR Stopwatch App - YouTube

As shown in the video, you can generate the QR Code ID cards using the  QR Code generator tool which you can then print and save. Each QR code is embedded in a student ID card in a credit card size & becomes that students timer trigger in the app.

sprintTimer (iOS)

Without a doubt one of the most game changing ways to time your students is through the app know as ‘sprintTimer‘.  Essentially the app turns your iPhone or iPad into sprint timing app complete with photo finish employing the same techniques as the professional equipment used at the Olympics.

Because of this the app features as part of our annual track & field school meet replacing the hand timing that used to be conducted by 8+ volunteers. Not only did sprintTimer result in much more accurate results, but it also freed up the volunteers to assist in other events.

So with this in mind, here is a video tutorial outlining how to use this amazing tool to ensure you have nothing but success using the tool.

Using the sprintTimer App - YouTube
Hudl Technique  (iOS & Android)

The app formerly known as Ubersense enables you to use your iPhone, iTouch or iPad & Android device camera to record and break down your technique for instant feedback during a practice, race or game. Analyze your students action in super slow motion, compare your performance side-by-side to a pro’s or focus frame by frame. Watch a series of video tutorials here

  1. Use the app to capture measure angles and acceleration during a sprint start
  2. Compare and contrast a beginner vs elite athlete
  3. Showcase technique flaws and highlights using the slowmotion and overlay videos
Video Delay Instant Replay (iOS & Android)

Available completely for FREE – With this app, you can simultaneously record and display delayed video. This means that a PE Teacher can have the app pointed towards any sort of discrete skill and after the skill has been completed the performer has adequate time to return to the screen to see their skill in action. See exactly how I use the app here.

Sports Tracker (All Devices)

As part of my first Physical Education Job at Boort District School, I was also responsible for organizing and managing the school’s sports program. This included the annual swimming, track & field and cross country meets, which always proved to be massive undertakings. Not only did we have to arrange the students into events,  but being a true country school, we had to get by with limited resources.

One of the most obvious examples of this involved the yearly marking of the schools largest grassed area into a 300m Athletics track complete with lanes, relay exchange stations and more. Not only did this process always seem to happen in the brutal heat, but it involved me dusting out some rusty Pythagoras equations to ensure our track was nothing short of perfection.

Even though the above jobs were time-consuming and stressful, they were truly nothing in comparison to the horrendous software system that our school [and virtually all others] used to manage the carnivals. It resulted in hours of mind numbing work that often had to be re-completed after a some sort of software fail.  It was the only part of the process I simply couldn’t stand.  I had to build something better.

So We Built Sports Tracker….

Sports Tracker is a modern tool for today’s mobile connected world, that enables you to easily setup and organize sports events for your school or district. Sports Tracker has revolutionized how teachers set up & coordinate Track & Field, Swimming or Cross Country Events. Since our launch in November of 2015 we’ve become the go-to tool for 350 schools around the globe.

You can learn more about Sports Tracker and take it for a spin here

So what track and field apps have you used? Have you tried any of these?

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In this episode of The PE Geek podcast we speak with Mark Collard from Playmeo.com. He is the founder and director of playmeo, a small professional development company which specialises in helping program leaders all over the world design and deliver remarkably fun programs that make a difference in the lives and performance of their groups. A recurring theme throughout the episode is the power of teachers creating authentic connections with their students before moving onto any content.

Links & resources mentioned in this episode;

  1. Playmeo.com
  2. Follow Mark on Twitter

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