As iPads begin to become more popular amongst staff and the potential for iPads to be available to students (at some point in 2013) I thought I would try and regularly post about useful apps for teachers and students. If you want to access these posts in the future just go to the Catagories heading in the right hand column of the blog and go down to iPad Apps. If you click on ‘iPad Apps’ you will find all of the posts on educational iPad apps.
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First up are a range of apps that can assist with your productivity. Record personal training and development, assess students work including notes, photo, video or compile digital portfolios for your students. Great for collecting formative and summative assessments completed by your students. All three created by PE teacher Jarrod Robinson.
Easy PD is the professional development record tool for teachers. A mobile and powerful way to capture and record both the professional development you complete. Never again will you need to keep extensive and confusing paperwork.
Easy Assessment allows you to create rubrics, takes notes, add an image or piece of video all linked to the specific rubric. Enter your classes and record assessments on your iPad.
Easy Portfolio allows you to collect your students work all in one place. Enter your classes and then under each individual student name store photos of their work, audio of conversations, video, notes, upload Office documents and add web links. Great when it comes to report writing, talking with parents and feeding back to students.
Next up are a range of apps that all do essentially the same thing, provide you with a range of games and physical activities to use in PE. Great if you want some new games to play with your students or let your students investigate and select a game they would like to teach the class.
TGfU (Teaching Games for Understanding) – This app is based on a pedagogical approach used by PE teachers that teaches skills and strategies through small games as opposed to teaching skills in an isolated way.