Innovative ICT in Education at Loughborough University

On the 11th June I presented to PE PGCE students at Loughborough University on the use of innovative technology in education – and more specifically within PE. The aim of the session was to share innovative ICT practice from across the world with a motivated and inspired group of trainee teachers. The session was worth…

Guided Access on iOS in Education

Since the release of the IOS 6.1 operating system from Apple, I have heard about locking your device with an App open to prevent users from exiting. Over the last few months I had not found out how to do this, until Matt Hulley (@MrHulleyPE) shared this with me. Through ‘guided access’ on an Apple…

Top Blogs for CPD in Education

Since joining Twitter (almost exactly) a year ago, I have come across so many outstanding blogs to read my Pocket ‘queue’ is overloaded with great articles to catch up on all the time. As I type, I have 7 blogs to read in my ‘queue’, and that is after already reading 6 this evening. The…

Apps in the Classroom: Coach’s Eye

Yes the ‘Apps in the Classroom’ series is back after a long break! One App I regularly use in my classroom is the Coach’s Eye App (@coachseye) from TechSmith – I have previously blogged about the use of the App (‘Student Sports Scientists‘) in the classroom. Coach’s Eye provides and excellent, portable video analysis tool…

iPad Training – Top Apps

Some days, like today, can really inspire you to continue to use an iPad in Education. Seeing the excitement in colleagues faces as they see the possibilities of the iPad, sometimes for the first time! I was invited to attend an iPad training session for Primary School teachers organised by Jayne Clancy (@Cyclanj), a local…

Handheld Devices

Handheld devices are increasingly becoming a common technology in work, school, and play. Nearly every student at secondary age (11-18 years old) now owns a device, whether it is a mobile phone, smart phone or iPod. This accompanied with an increasing number of applications being developed for educational administrators, teachers, and students, handheld devices are…

Apps in Education

An App (Application) is a program/software designed to run on a smartphone and/or tablet computers. There are now thousands of Apps in the Apple AppStore, Google’s Google Play and Blackberry’s App World designed for multiple purposes. Apps use the technology in handheld devices such as the camera, GPS technology, 3G and Wireless connectivity and accelerometer….

CoachNote: Animate Your PE Lessons

I have always been looking for a way to animate activities so that students can work independently and use their handheld devices to develop their understanding. Also, by animating activities, students are able to grasp the activity without a time consuming and/or boring demonstration. I have found the use of handheld devices in lesson to…

What are your top 5 iPhone apps for the classroom?

With so many apps out there on the market for teachers and educators to use in schools, what are YOUR Top 5 IPhone apps? I am sure that this ‘Top 5’ list will change over time, but today I want to share with you my favourite apps to date – in no particular order. 1)…

Apps in the classroom: MusicWorkout

Now, this blog post is a bit premature as @mrrobbo is still to release the app in the AppStore. However, a number of #pegeeks have had the opportunity to trial out the app before its general release. MusicWorkout The app is an ‘interval timer that utilises your iPod music to inform you when its time…

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?…