Student ‘Sports Scientist’

As a PE teacher, I feel that it is my responsibility to ensure my pupils experience a range of roles and responsibility under the PE umbrella. Most students, parents and other teachers see this as actively participating in physical activity, but what about the other roles of umpiring/referee and the ever growing Sports Scientist profession?…

The PEGeeks Sports Rules App

Since downloading @mrrobbo’s app, ‘Sports Rules’ I have been looking at how to use the app in core PE. Today, I have used the app for students to be responsible for their own learning by researching the details of the rules of basketball rather than relying on a teacher to explain. I couldn’t believe how…

Apps in the classroom: iMuscle

iMuscle is a fantastic app to challenge pupils of all abilities. I have recently used it with my higher ability year 9 PE group during the fitness unit as a reference to the scientific names of the major muscles. As a starter activity, the students had to work in small groups to name at least…

Apps in the classroom: Seek ‘n Spell

In my experience I have found SEN education to be a sedentary experience confined to a small classroom/PC in the corner of a school. Being a PE teacher I am always looking to create lessons that are active and engaging for everyone. In my current job, I am working 1-1/small groups with SEN pupils for…

The ‘Fit Freeway’ Effect

Another fantastic app recommended by @mrrobbo. Originally I was unsure as to how using this app in fitness would benefit my lessons, however after using it last week, I would not hesitate in using it again. http://www.bitgym.com/games/fit-freeway After setting up the iPad on the exercise bike, students were set a task in pairs to work…

The battle of the creative iPad apps

Since I received my iPad I have trialled a number of what I call ‘creative apps’. These include ShowMe, Educreations and Explain Everything. I have spent a considerable amount of time on each app looking for every trick and secret to ensure that my pupils are using the best app for them (based on their…

Apps in the Classroom

One of the main aims of this blog is to share with you my experiences of using apps in the classroom. After winning my iPad in the @tesconnect #tesxmas competition I have been keen to make use of it in school. Some teachers have suggested that I am being brave for bringing into school such…

Here we go…

Good evening, morning or afternoon, (depending on where in the world you are) I have been meaning to start blogging for a long time now; infact I have tried on numerous occasions. Tweeters like @deputymitchell, @dugghall and @mrrobbo have inspired me to share the great CPD I face on a day to day basis through…