iPhys-Ed.com in 2016: A Year in Review

As we close out another huge year for iPhys-Ed.com, I wanted to again take the time to reflect on the year just passed as well as share with you some of our plans for 2017. This year saw a complete redesign of iPhys-Ed.com as we moved across from a Weebly platform to a WordPress platform, the launch of our new YouTube channel with our What I've Learned series and #PhysEd VLOGS , as well as presentations and workshops in Thailand, Dubai & Hong Kong.

This year was another year of growth for the site and we were so happy to welcome over 20,000 new visitors from all around the world. iPhys-Ed.com is dedicated to helping each and every one of you deliver purposeful physical education experiences to your communities and we hope that in 2016 we were able to inspire, challenge and assist you in doing so.

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Assessment was a big focus of our work in 2016 and as you can see below our Assessment in Invasion Games series proved very popular. A lot of the assessment templates used throughout this unit are also available in the Assessment Tools section on the site for you to download and use in your physical education program.  In 2017 we will be continuing to focus on purposeful assessment and in early 2017 we will be launching our Physical Education Assessment online course (more about that later!). Below you can find our top 5 most popular posts for 2016 as well as a month by month breakdown of our posts and highlights. 

Most Popular Posts of 2016

Assessment in Invasion Games: Part One – An Introduction

Team sports have traditionally made up a large part of any physical education program. Sports like basketball, football (soccer, American, Australian, Gaelic), handball, rugby and hockey are favourites in gymnasiums and on fields worldwide. All of these sports fall under the category of Invasion Games, where players try to...
By Nathan Horne | April 15, 2016 | All, Assessment

Assessment in Invasion Games: Part Two – Planning for Assessment

This is the second part of the Assessment in Invasion Games blog post series. If you have not yet read part one, start there before continuing to read here. In part one of the Assessment in Invasion Games series we looked at how team sports make up a large part of most physical education programs...
By Nathan Horne | April 21, 2016 | All, Assessment

Assessment in Invasion Games: Part Three – Assessment Tools

This is the third part of the Assessment in Invasion Games blog post series. If you have not yet read part one and part two, start there before continuing to read here. In part one of the Assessment in Invasion Games series we looked at how team sports make up a large part of most physical...
By Nathan Horne | May 14, 2016 | All, Assessment

Live Scoring School Sports Events using Google Sheets

Back in May 2013 I blogged about how I was using Google Forms for Record Keeping to help me organise my upcoming Swim Gala. As I mentioned in the most recent Episode 11 of The #PhysEd Podcast I am always looking for a way to improve upon the systems that I...
By Nathan Horne | July 16, 2014 | All, Technology

Trending: Changing the “Culture of Games”

Are you one of the 22 million people who has seen the video below, or others like it, shared on social media this week? It is almost the definition of a viral video as I have seen plenty of non #physed teachers sharing it on their social networks and...
By Nathan Horne | March 8, 2016 | All

2016: Month by Month

App Smashing: Making an Idea a Reality

So often I get asked “What’s your favourite app for #PhysEd?” or “What one app do you use all the time with you students?”A few years ago when I started iPhys-Ed.com as a place to talk about technology in physical education I probably would have responded with Ubersense or Coach’s Eye, however through my professional …

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iPhys-Ed.com in 2015: A Year in Review

2015 was by far iPhys-Ed.com‘s biggest year since it’s inception in 2012. It was also an incredible year for me that had so many highlights. I am so grateful that almost 29,000 of you from an incredible 164 countries found your way to the website. I hope that when you did visit you found something …

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#PhysEd Gives Back: THANK YOU!

Back in October 2015 I launched the #PhysEd Gives Back Campaign to support the amazing work of Right to Play. The idea was that through the sale of Fundamental Movement Skill cards that I had created, that 100% of the proceeds would be donated directly to Right to Play to assist their efforts in providing less …

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PhysEd with a Purpose – ConnectedPE Workshop

Join world renowned physical educator Nathan Horne from iPhys-Ed.com for an action packed one day workshop focused on authentic, purposeful physical education. Nathan will explore emerging pedagogical approaches to physical education which are being used in innovative Physical Education classrooms around world. In particular attendees will focus specifically on making sense of teaching games by …

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Trending: Changing the “Culture of Games”

Are you one of the 22 million people who has seen the video below, or others like it, shared on social media this week? It is almost the definition of a viral video as I have seen plenty of non #physed teachers sharing it on their social networks and it keeps on popping up wherever …

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Assessment in Invasion Games: Part Two – Planning for Assessment

This is the second part of the Assessment in Invasion Games blog post series. If you have not yet read part one, start there before continuing to read here. In part one of the Assessment in Invasion Games series we looked at how team sports make up a large part of most physical education programs worldwide, yet the assessment of student …

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Assessment in Invasion Games: Part One – An Introduction

Team sports have traditionally made up a large part of any physical education program. Sports like basketball, football (soccer, American, Australian, Gaelic), handball, rugby and hockey are favourites in gymnasiums and on fields worldwide. All of these sports fall under the category of Invasion Games, where players try to maintain possession of an object, keeping …

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Assessment in Invasion Games: Part Four – Technology

This is the fourth part of the Assessment in Invasion Games blog post series. If you have not yet read part one, part two and part three, start there before continuing to read here. In part one of the Assessment in Invasion Games series we looked at how the assessment of student learning in invasion games is often inauthentic and can be largely …

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Assessment in Invasion Games: Part Three – Assessment Tools

This is the third part of the Assessment in Invasion Games blog post series. If you have not yet read part one and part two, start there before continuing to read here. In part one of the Assessment in Invasion Games series we looked at how team sports make up a large part of most physical education programs worldwide, yet the assessment …

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Assessment in Invasion Games: Part Five – Analysing the Data

This is the fifth part of the Assessment in Invasion Games blog post series. If you have not yet read part one, part two, part three and part four, start there before continuing to read here. At the start of the Assessment in Invasion Games series I shared that over these posts I wanted to share how I aimed to use proven physical …

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Assessment in Invasion Games: Part Six – Reflecting on the Journey

This is the sixth and final part of the Assessment in Invasion Games blog post series. If you have not yet read part one, part two, part three, part four and part five start there before continuing to read here. Throughout the Assessment in Invasion Games series I have shared how I aimed to use proven physical education research to change the way …

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Welcome to “What I’ve Learned” #PhysEd Edition

In the summer, while in Canada visiting my wife’s family, I was listening to an episode of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast. While I was intimidated by the 3 hour 22 minute run time, every second of his conversation with Cal Fussman was insightful, interesting and well worth listening to. Cal Fussman (@calfussman) is a New …

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October saw a total redesign of iPhys-Ed.com website as we moved over from Weebly to WordPress.

Also in October, Joey Feith and I finally got The #PhysEd Podcast back on the air. Check it out at the link below.

Physical Education with a Purpose Workshop – Vietnam – January 21, 2017

Join physical educators and coaches from around South East Asia at Saigon South International School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Saturday January 21 for a full day physical education workshop with a purpose. Join world renowned physical educator Nathan Horne from iPhys-Ed.com for an action packed one day workshop at Saigon South International School. …

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What’s in Your #PhysEd Bag, Andy Hair?

Joey asked for it….so it’s back! In this edition of What’s in Your #PhysEd Bag? we explore the bag of Australian physical educator, Andy Hair.https://twitter.com/JoeyFeith/status/790358574534983680Andy Hair is based in Geelong, Australia. His life goal is to see kids excel and achieve their dream. His PE motto is DREAM, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE.Outside of the Gym he lives a very …

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What’s in Your #PhysEd Bag, Will Potter?

In this week’s What’s in Your #PhysEd Bag? we explore the bag of Californian physical educator and movie buff, Will Potter. Will Potter was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He grew up always wanting to become a teacher and accomplished his dream in 2003. A self proclaimed Superman nerd, and movie …

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A huge thank you to all of you who have supported iPhys-Ed.com in 2016 and we hope that in some way we have been able to assist you in your unique situation to improve the physical education experience for your students.
Everything we do is done to support you as physical educators and without your support it would all be for nothing. We hope you will stick with us in 2017 as we go through a period of change and launch some exciting new features.

2017: The Year Ahead

In the year ahead we hope to continue to grow and establish our presence as a key resource within the #PhysEd community for physical educators looking for ideas, resources and support in planning, implementing and assessing purposeful physical education experiences. In 2017 we are excited to:

  • Launch new self paced Online Courses designed specifically for physical educators, beginning with our Creating Game Animations with Keynote and Physical Education Assessment courses. If you are interested in either or both of these you can register your interest here.
  • Continue to present our ideas and workshops at events all around the world, including in Vietnam on January 21, 2017. If you are interested in having Nathan present at your event or work with your staff you find out more and send a request here.

 

2017 will also be a year filled with change, both personally in professionally. In March 2017, my wife Alison and I, will be welcoming a new addition to our family. We are both super excited to become parents, however I would be kidding myself if I said this will have no impact on my work with iPhys-Ed.com. Being a dad will always come first for me, and if this means the site isn't updated as regularly moving forward for a little while then this is why!
In June 2017 we will also be finishing up at ISS International School in Singapore after 5 fantastic years and moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to start the next phase of our life. I will be looking for work in this area of the world so if you know of any leads or opportunities in and around the lower mainland, please pass them along!

I am super excited about 2017 and all the new opportunities it will present to connect with more physical educators all around the world both in person and online. Thanks again for your continued support and I wish each and every one of your a safe and happy holiday period, as well as all the best for 2017!

Nathan Horne is a physical educator currently based in Singapore (soon to be in Vancouver, Canada) and the founder of iPhys-Ed.com Be sure to never miss out on any of iPhys-Ed.com’s future posts by connecting with us via TwitterFacebook or subscribing here. Nathan can be contacted on Twitter @PENathan or via email 

2 thoughts on “iPhys-Ed.com in 2016: A Year in Review”

  1. Pumped about the Animations Course Nate – also, congrats on the kiddo man!

    Dad life is simultaneously the hardest and most rewarding thing I’ve ever experienced, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

    1. Thanks so much Ben. Glad you are looking forward to the course, I am super pumped to get it out there. Also thanks for the Dad advice. It’s going to be amazing!

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