2: iPad 2: Being lightweight and user-friendly, the iPad has come in handy for assessing my students (K-12) in multiple ways. Since I use Google Drive and the cloud, I can access my documents on my Macbook or iPad. It’s great for snapping pictures and videos of my students for sharing/analysis.
*Favorite iPad Apps – Remind, PE Activities, Coach’s Eye & Easy Assessment
3: Apple EarPods & 10: iPod Nano: I love listening to music when I’m physically active! Whether it’s a jog on the track at school or a bike ride on the trails, my iPod is always part of my workout.
4: iPhone 6: I love the remote app paired with my Macbook Pro to play music during PE. I can control volume, songs and playlists from anywhere in the gym! I use music as a start/stop tool in elementary PE, so I have it in my pocket as much as possible. It also comes in handy to post photos on Twitter and I often use it as a stopwatch.
5: Nike Fuelband: When my students see my passion for being physically active, it encourages them to take pride in their personal health too! I average around 3500 Nike Fuel Points per day based on my movement. It syncs with my iPhone 6 via the Nike+ app and saves all of my activity data. Aside from displaying the time, it shows my goal progress throughout the day and also tracks calories burned and steps taken.
6: Charger(s): I usually carry extra chargers (Macbook, iPad, iPhone) in case a piece of technology needs charged up during the day.
7: Janesville Pride Cards: I also serve as our school’s PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) coach and encourage the staff to acknowledge when our students show respect, responsibility, caring and a positive attitude. We utilize these cards to promote positive behavior and emphasize character inside and outside of our classrooms. If I see a student displaying positive behavior, I give them a personalized #JanesvillePride Card. These can be given directly to the students or mailed home.
8: Apple Remote: I use it to control my iTunes on my Macbook as well as my Apple TV in my health classroom.
9: Kensington Remote: Great for PowerPoint presentations! The USB receiver plugs into my computer, so I can move around the gym/classroom and interact with students while operating my presentation.
11: iPad Stylus: Makes it easy to use apps and type notes on the keypad.
12: Sharpie (Fine Tip): Signing sheets, writing notes, filling out my daily planner, etc. I prefer the fine tip so it doesn’t smudge.
13: Whistle: I don’t use my whistle very often, but it comes in handy for starting and stopping students (6-12) during activity.