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Thank you for attending my sessions at the recent National PE Institute.
Below you will find links to resources from the sessions which include all the things that were mentioned.
 

Change is Coming: A #PhysEd Journey
Keynote Speech - Monday July 27, 2015

Create, Collect, Celebrate, Connect:
The 4C’s of Meaningful Technology Integration in #PhysEd
Workshop

CREATION TOOLS

Coach Note
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.

Explain Everything
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.

Ubersense/Coach's Eye
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
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?

 
COLLECTION TOOLS

Google Drive
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
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.

Google Forms 
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

 
CELEBRATION TOOLS

Combining Drive and Sites for Student Portfolios

Google Sites
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

Blogging
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.

Twitter 
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
Vine is a great tool for recording quick highlight videos that are easily shareable. Check out my school Vine feed here.

 
CONNECTION TOOLS

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.

 
 

Inquiry in #PhysEd 101:
The What, Why & How?
Workshop

Inquiry is not something that can be "done" in a lesson or a unit. It's a philosophy for the way you plan, deliver and assess within your physical education curriculum. The way that makes the most sense to me to explain it is to consider inquiry based learning as a lense through which you see bigger concepts and ideas in physical education. Lynn Erickson describes it simply and fantastically in this blog post on The Power of Conceptual Lenses

Inquiry based learning allows for students to share their wonderings and to become more of a stakeholder in the learning process. Rather than the teacher being the gatekeeper controlling who comes and goes, it allows students to enter the learning in any way they feel comfortable and for the teacher to support them to climb the fence.

Inquiry is a carefully planned and guided process through which students can discover and go deeper with their learning. Meaningful student inquiry is not just giving kids free choice and hoping they learn something, it's giving kids guided free choice. Provoking them and guiding them down certain paths with your choice of equipment available, or by questioning them on their choices. Activities still need to be planned, perhaps even in greater detail than previously to ensure that students will get to where you want them to by the end of the process. It's about planning carefully your provocations, taking note of their wonderings and questions, supporting them to explore further, giving them feedback on their performances, suggesting ways for them to find out how they can improve and encouraging them to take action on their new knowledge.