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QUALITY PHYSICAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY
EFFECTIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES
Apps for Physical Education
The purpose of this page is to show the diversity of apps that can be used in physical education (links are to iPhone apps but you can find similar apps on other platforms). The apps are always changing but as long as you know the terminology you should be able to find similar apps that may work better for you. Additional lists:
You can also build your own apps for viewing and recording information (to Google Sheets) with Glide Apps. Technically the "app" you create is a webpage, but it looks and functions like an app. See the wide variety of free and copyable apps we created (ie. attendance, grading, volunteer management, and much more) and these tutorials from Glide Apps. Here are some additional examples from other educators (also see this article):
Assessment - MISCELLANEOUS
- Athla Velocity: A hands free speed radar using your phone. Check out this example activity using the app.
- Heads Up!: Create custom decks to have your students review content and have fun. See this example in Physical Education. Can also use WheelDecide.
- Question Generator: Using SOLO Taxonomy as a framework, this app generates questions to bring in ideas.
- Shot Tracer: Track the flight path of any object.
- SprintStart: Practice sprint starts and test your reaction time.
- SprintTimer: Photo finish app that employs the same techniques as the fully automatic timing equipment (FAT) used at the Olympics.
Assessment - Fitness and Skills
- BMI Calculator: Quickly compute students' BMI scores.
- Cardiograph: Cardiograph is an application which measures your heart rate.
- Fitness Tests - For PE Teachers and Coaches: The app allows for swift reference of over 30 fitness tests from aerobic capacity to flexibility.
- iSOFIT: Obtain simultaneous objective data on student activity levels, the lesson context in which they occur, and more.
- CountUp: Keep track of custom stats.
- HomeCourt: Real-time shot tracking and analysis for Basketball.
- Move Improve: Helps learners work on basic physical skills through giving and receiving feedback from peers.
- SwipeStats: Users can observe a match and capture actions including: number of passes complete, success rate of tackles, time of possession, and more.
ASSESSMENT - GRADING AND PORTFOLIOS
- eGrader: This app makes it easy to calculate student grades (%s). Enter the number of points possible and it will give you a % for each score.
- Groovy Grader: This app makes it easy to calculate student grades (%s). Enter the number of points possible and it will give you a % for each score.
- Easy Rubric: Designed to minimize the time and effort involved in assessing students and classes of all ages, levels and learning environments.
- Quick Key Mobile: Use your smartphone to grade scantrons.
ASSESSMENT - STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEMS
CLASS MANAGEMENT - BEHAVIOR TRACKING
CLASS MANAGEMENT - Miscellaneous
- Decibel 10th and Too Noisy Pro: Monitors the noise level in your class (which you may want to be quiet, loud, or in between).
- Remind: Remind offers teachers a free, safe and easy-to-use way to instantly text students and parents.
- Smiling Mind: Smiling Mind is meditation made easy. A simple tool that helps put a smile on your mind anytime, anywhere and everyday.
- Stop, Breathe & Think: A meditation and mindfulness app that helps you find peace anywhere.