Are you looking at adding some technology to your classes or for you to use to grow as a professional? Check out some step by step directions on some of the apps and software programs others have used in their PE program. These tutorials will help get you started on bringing your classes to life with technology. Hopefully you will find them useful. The are listed in alphabetical order.
If you have been following me on Twitter you may have noticed I've post some animated GIFs of me performing various skills. I have also added the GIFs into my Would You Rather cards. Giving the students a visual is very important in PE. There are many different ways you can use the animated GIFs in class. I'm going to use mine in slideshows to help keep the students active while changing skills with out directions from me. Here is a tutorial video I created with the website I use to create the animated GIFs.
Burst Mode is another app you can you to analyze your students. Instead of video it actually takes pictures! If you are interested in more why not check out the video for step by step instructions.
A lot of Physical Education teachers and coaches use this app to help assess their students and athletes. I pieced together a video last year about the app feel free to check it out using the top button. Get more in depth directions of using the app with the second button.
Really good tutorial about CoachMyVideo app for the iPad with some interesting functions you can use. It's a free app with the offer to purchase the app if you like it. I like how you can put two videos next to each other to compare.
I love using ComicLife 3! Most of my Phys Ed Files have been creating using this software program for my PC. The company offered me a discount, since I am a teacher and planned on creating things for my students. This computer software is very user friendly and I LOVE all the options I can use to create documents. They also offer an app for your iPad that is less expensive but doesn't offer all the features you get for the computer.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to use Dartfish Express? Check out this tutorial video that will take you through various steps of this video analysis app.
This is a great app to that can be incorporated very easily into your programs. You can create your choices for the wheel. I love the idea of adding various fitness activities to my own wheels. It will help make it more random for the students. Give it a try for yourself.
For the past two years I have been using the FitStep Pro pedometers from GOPHER. They are very easy for the students to operate and use. I have used other pedometers where students struggle just putting them on. The clip on the back of these pedometers is easy to pinch and slide onto the clothing items. No only will these pedometers track steps, activity time and MVPA but you can quickly upload the data into their computer software. It literally takes seconds for the students pedometers to upload. GOPHER has put together some great tutorial videos of how to use the pedometers and the software it comes with.
I am really new when it comes to the Google forms creation. There have been many questions I have had along the way. I know there are plenty of tutorial videos about Google Forms, but this one I made specifically for Physical Education teachers. If you are wanting clear step by step directions to setup your own Google Assessment Form, then check out the video below!
I have recently found out about a wonderful app and program that has helped me assess my students and not waist any paper. Plickers is a program you sign up for online and then can run everything from your phone or table. Ask them the questions and scan the answers. Check out the tutorial I made!
Have you ever wanted to know how to connect and mirror your devices on your computer? If so take a look at the great tutorial of what you need to do to mirror you device to the computer for your classes. It will work for PC or Mac plus you can hook up more than one device at a time. Think of the possibilities you could use it for!
Find out how to use the Simply Yoga app. Very easy steps that any one can follow. You can also show it to your students show they know how to navigate the app.
Have you been looking for an app where you can slow down your students' or athletes' motion? Look no further. Check out this tutorial of how to navigate and use the SloPro app. You can edit and show your students so they have instant feedback.
Looking for a way to track the behavior and date for your classes and students? If so, then check out this tutorial about TeacherKit. You can track many different things with this one app. Make notes on specific students. There is even a gradebook and ways to export your data! The cool thing is it's free.
Here are some great tutorial videos for the app "Team Shake" but together by Jo Bailey. She does a wonderful job at breaking down step by step of what you need to do to get going with this trimendous app for your classes.
Have you always wanted to open a Twitter account but don't know where to start? I would suggest you take a look at this blog post from Joey Feith with step by step slide show to get start!
Have you ever wanted to show your students what the heart looks like when pumping the blood? Wow check out this great tutorial of the Virtual Heart app.
Voxer has been a tremendous tool for me this year to help me grow as a professional. I have learned so much from being in a group of fellow physical education teachers. These teachers are very dedicated to the profession and motivate me to be a better teacher every day! Voxer is a walkie-talkie app where people can connect from all over the world. The only downfall is you need to know someone in the group to have them add you to it. Lucky you have me!