iPads in PE
Wednesday 16 April, PE Geek Workshop @ Wellington Girls’ College
I have been following Jarrod Robinson (The PE Geek – @mrrobbo) for quite a long time now and have used a lot of his apps and I have always been envious when he has posted information about workshops that he will be delivering somewhere around the world.
And then last year I think I replied to one of his tweets and asked when he would be coming to Aotearoa / New Zealand. What grew from that tweet cumulated in him being at Wellington Girls’ College today and running his iPads in PE workshop!
It was a fantastic workshop. I think I am pretty confident using my iPad and I still got heaps out of workshop. It was great being able to have the time to explore and play and have a expert leading that. It was especially worthwhile with it being focused on PE as there was consistent examples of how to apply uses of apps in practical and theory lessons.
It was hands on – which probably goes without saying with it being a workshop on iPads – but it was hands on it that the activities had been designed in such a way that they were directly relevant to what we as teachers do every day.
There were about 30 people that attended the workshop and some as far away as Napier and Taranaki – how cool is that!
I am excited to use more and more of these apps in class to augment my teaching and the learning of my students. We live in a world of technology – our students even more so – and we can utilise the power of technology to enhance our teaching. And make it even more fun!
Below is a list of apps (and some notes) we had a look at in the workshop. Some that stood out for me were Three Ring, Bingo Baker (website not app), Book Creator, Video Tagger and the games – Bit Breaker, Pop Flux (will be finding more of those!).
What apps do you use in your teaching and how do you use them?
Questions: kms from venue, what people are teaching at the moment, what devices do your students have access to, what do you have access to, what are the limitations to using technology in classes True / False box: reliable wifi in gym / where teach, do you have a permanent data projector in your practical teaching space. Students voting on what they think is the best answer, take screenshot to record into book.
Activity game app – could use in the Year 9 Fitness unit
Creating a book to document what we do today. Use in PE, take photos of what students are doing, skills. Selfie photo to add to cover of book. Use of video in book for workshop introduction. PE Geek post on using this app – Multimedia Rich Portfolios & PE
How to use – high jump, 20 sec delay, front on, side on / any skill performance / task card at base of tripod, providing feedback for what they do. Could use to record soccer game – 2 min delay, while team is sitting out, can watch video delay. Can do frame by frame and slow it down within the delay. Doesn’t save the videos. (add in screen shot of x4 to book when get app) Where can we get a tripod?
Softball video. Some things have to pay for. Easier to get video out of. Example in session – arms different actions. Compare 2 videos, get to same point and link with button. Link a golf swing, point of contact, volleyball serves. Pete from St Oran’s uses for AS 3.2 with a tennis serve – elite for student. Recording of what seeing on screen. Can record, will record sound, and playing the video plus drawing over the top.
Download a video you want to put into Coach’s Eye. Can also use to download videos if you are going somewhere where wifi might be poor.
Goes as slow as 1000 fps, 500 fps best. For certain things can get good information. Can do a lot of things to isolate a skill, show, talk through it.
4 screens, medium, 2 sec lead in and out time. Lead in and lead out – 2 secs before the tap and 2 secs after the tap. Could get non-participants to use to record class. Can have up to 6 tags on screen. Use of 2 or 4 better. Show compilation of tagged video to students to show good and not so good skills / behaviour. Can also import video in that you have already taken. Use of students names.
QR scanner – very quick. Link to a reflection questions – random questions. Lots of PE applications – video, websites, photos, task cards.
Add people, activities, add new result. Example activity – stork test – data information. Reaction Test. And Pop Flux.
Pop the bubbles and dodge the bombs! Cool!
Zumba Dance $$ – Could use as a warm up. Have part of the Year 9 Fitness unit.
Virtual Active – free app
Players, balls, invasion games, setting up of gym with cones etc, layout. Could use for relief. Give direction for a game, go over rules, boundaries etc.
Simple app, Jarrod uses a lot. Could use at start of the lesson
Live Heart Rate Tracking
thepegeek.com/polar, can connect to smart phones / devices. Works with Polar Team app. 1 is $60, can buy
Polar Team – Free app, lets you track up to 40 people at a time.
Rubrics, videos, photos. Example – paper plane rubric. Can take videos and then do grading with rubric later on when watching the video.
AverageAsianDude – www.thepegeek.com/dancevids
Dance Vids – Kung Fu fighting, Eye of the Tiger – could use in Dance or Fitness units.
Fitness Blender – www.fitnessblender.com
Use in Year 9 Fitness unit.
Free, great for assessment, very powerful. Is all cloud based. Like this, especially with being able to upload photos and videos to the cloud.
Could use for 12SPRT, Social Responsibility, video / photo / and notes records for over the whole year. Great evidence. Can give access for students to view theirs, as well as giving access to parents.
PE Apps Bingo – Bingo Baker
QR code to site – bingobaker.com
Endomondo – GPS tracking device -www.thepegeek.com/endomondo
SprintTimer – thepegeek.com/photofinish – have to be at a height
Webscorer Race Timer – thepegeek.com/webscorer
Cardiograph – thepegeek.com/cardio
Jump It – thepegeek.com/jumpit