Thank you for attending my sessions at the recent ACHPER Tasmania State Conference.
Below you will find links to resources from both sessions which include all the things that were mentioned in both sessions.
Meaningful Technology Integration in HPE:
Picking the Right Tool for the Job
Coach Note is an incredibly versatile app with which you can create, save and share complex sports tactics that translate effortlessly into real-life sports plays. Check out how I used it for TGfU through Coach Note.
Whiteboard app that I have used to remove the barrier of literacy skills for early years students. By recording their voice over the top of a picture it allows these younger students to reflect in a more meaningful way. Check out an example here as Denzil explains the importance of looking at the target when throwing.
Video analysis made easy. Compare videos side by side, annotate them and record your vocal feedback over the video. Check out how #PhysEd legend Blue Jay Bridgeused Ubersense for video analysis in his classes.
QR Codes can be such a valuable tool in your #PhysEd classes as they allow you to have your students access exactly what you want quickly and easily. All they need to do is Scan the QR Code and they are taken to the resource immediately. Check out some of the ways other members of Team #PhysEd have used QR codes in their class by checking out #PhysEd QR Code Projects or downloading Joey Feith‘s interactive QR Code Skill Posters.
BAM Video Delay
Allow your students to reflect instantly on their performances with BAM Video Delay. This app allows your to show live or delayed video on your device for instant viewing post performance. Check out how #PhysEd superstars Ross Halliday & Andy Vasily used it in their collaborative athletics unit; How Do We Get Faster?
More than just a storage solution. Tool for real time collaboration, flipping your classroom, portfolio creation and storage.
Learn more here:
Google Apps for Student Portfolios.
Google Drive Workflow for Portfolios.
Google Sheets allow you to harness the power of data and use it for documentation & assessment.
Learn more here:
Google Sheets for Physical Literacy Assessment.
Live Scoring School Sports Events Using Google Sheets.
Forms are a powerful tool for assessment, reflection and getting real time feedback.
Learn more here:
Google Forms for Assessment.
Google Forms for Record Keeping.
You can also link Forms to Add On’s like autoCrat which allows you to do things like use Google Apps Add-On’s for Automagical Assessment in #PhysEd.
Google Sites integrate seamlessly with the full range of Google Apps for Education and at my school our students use this platform to create their ePortfolios.
You can check out the following for the nitty gritty of how we do it:Google Apps for Student Portfolios.
Google Drive Workflow for Portfolios.
Check out an example of the finished product here: https://sites.google.com/a/iss.edu.sg/ames-grade-3-portfolio/pe
Starting a class blog is a fantastic way to share what is happening in your program as well as connect with your community. At my school we use a fantastic blogging platform called Weebly that is super simple to use. All you need to do is drop and drag and you have your blog. Check out www.issphysed.weebly.com to see how I use it at my school for my #Physed program.
You can also check out www.physedblogs.weebly.com for a basic introduction to Weebly and the power of blogging for your program.
Check out how I have used Twitter at my school to share student learning & achievement by checking out @ISSPhysEd.
What not start your own twitter feed for your classes and start sharing the learning that is taking place in your #PhysEd lessons.
Vine is a great tool for recording quick highlight videos that are easily shareable. Check out my school Vine feed here.
Why should you bother looking online to connect? One read of Joey Feith’s article, The New PD: Igniting your Passion with the Power of Social Media for ACHPER National should give you all the reason you need.
Once you have read it and you are ready to join the thousands of other physical educators online then Joey’s handy Twitter101 presentation is a great place to get started. Trust me it will be the best thing you ever did!
Now that you are signed up check out the Team #PhysEd Dream Team list for the most innovative & selfless physical educators out there who are committed to improving the standard of physical education worldwide. I guarantee you if you tweet one of these people with a question you will get a response that will help you out immensely with your practice.
The #PhysEd Podcast
If you want to stay connected and up to date with everything that is happening in the world of #PhysEd then look no further than The #PhysEd Podcast. The brain child of Nathan Horne & Joey Feith this 45 min to 1 hour monthly show has everything you need to stay current and cutting edge in the world of technology in physical education.
Collaborate with other Schools around the World
Read all about Matt Pomeroy’s students and their Global So You Think You Can Dance? challenge which involved collaboration between schools in the US & UK. It was so good and gained so much attention it even made it onto CNN!
Check out as Blake Kampen from Western Australia and his students compete against Anthony Coe & Anita Welsh‘s girls from Ogilvie in Tasmania in the 7 Min Run Challenge. A fantastic example of collaboration between schools on a national level.
Technology in #SportEd:
Documenting Student Learning & Achievement
Workshop – Thursday 9th April
Read about the SportEd unit I ran with my students last year in Reflecting on a SportEd Season: The Mustang Cup.
Find out how I infused technology into the unit in Technology in #SportEd: Documenting Student Learning & Achievement.
See the Teacher Questions for Reflecting on #PhysEd Understandings cycle we used in the SportEd workshop.
Vyclone is a social video platform that lets you co-create, sync and edit multiple views of a shared moment.
This app is perfect for creating “live multi camera” style coverage. Check out how my students used it last year.
During our SportEd unit the tool we used the most to document the action on video was a fantastic app called TouchCast. TouchCast’s unique authoring environment allows you to add anything from the web, images and other interactive features like an ESPN ticker or Twitter feed to your video in real time.
Our Mustang Cup Media Crew used this app very successfully to film interviews with different members of the project as well as make updates on the practice sessions.
Check out the video to quickly see how this app could work for you in your SportEd season.
CollabraCam is another fantastic multi angle video solution for filming SportEd units. Check out how @KenForde from Western Academy of Beijing used it in his classes last year in Using CollabraCam for Invasion Game Strategic & Tactical Analysis.
Meerkat is a great new live video streaming app which allows you to stream live video from your phone to all of your Twitter followers at once. Press ‘Stream’, and instantly your live video stream shows up in your follower’s Twitter feeds.
Fixture Maker solves all your scheduling and scoring problems. It allows you to easily create a single or double (home & away) schedule for your teams. You can add as many teams as you like and away you go.
Make My Groups is another great app which allows to you separate students into teams. This can be done randomly, or you can set it up to separate certain students and group them into different teams. You can save team lists and also score points using this app. Team Shake is another similar app that Nathan has just discovered that plays a similar role but allows you to rank players based on ability when entering them to ensure balanced teams.
QR Codes can be such a valuable tool in your #PhysEd classes as they allow you to have your students access exactly what you want quickly and easily. All they need to do is Scan the QR Code and they are taken to the resource immediately. Check out some of the ways other members of Team #PhysEd have used QR codes in their class by checking out #PhysEd QR Code Projects.
Google Drive allows you to collect & store all of the photos/videos/resources that you may need for a SportEd unit in one place that can then be shared with your students or embedded easily into a Google Site.
The picture to the left shows the workflow that we used during the workshop to save our videos and is in my opinion the easiest way to quickly document, collect & organise student learning & achievement.You can read more about how I used Google Drive to create student portfolios in the following articles:
Using Google Apps for Student Portfolios: Part 1
Using Google Apps for Student Portfolios: Part 2
Google Apps for #PhysEd: Combining Drive & Sites for Portfolios