This course is for any K-12 Physical Educator who wants to increase their technology proficiency by learning how to use different apps in their Physical Education Classes. If you want to save time, become a more effective educator, motivate your students and learn to advocate for your physical education program, this course is for you.
The purpose of this course is to demonstrate various ways to use different apps (specifically iOS apps for iPad or iPhone) to accomplish a multitude of desirable outcomes in your teaching. After going through the course students will gain practical knowledge about lots of different ways to use apps in your physical education classes and to help yourself stay organized.
This course is designed to teach students how to use different apps to help enhance their PE classes. We will also go over some tools that will make management of your day to day teaching responsibilities a little bit easier. Lastly, you will learn some tools that will help you advocate for your program, motivate your students and assess student learning.
On completion of this course learners will be able to use an iOS device to:
Any reading materials are available to download in the form of PDF files from within the course module.
Technology needed to complete:
We have estimated this module will take approximately 15 clock hours to complete. This estimated time will vary with every learner. Since the course will take approximately 15 hours you could apply for 15 professional development hours/points from your school/school district. Make sure to check with your principal or professional development coordinator to see how this works in your district. An optional CEU is available for additional cost from St. Mary's College in California.
Students can start and complete assignments any time they wish. You will have an instructor that you can contact via email or twitter for help if needed.
You will not earn a letter grade from this course.
Some of the apps that Ben guides you through are Lazy Monster, Insta Record, TeamShake, Plickers, Google Forms and 10 more!
Source: SHAPE America National Standards for K-12 Physical Education (2016).
Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
NOTE: This course has tutorials/assignments that are solely tailored to teachers who use Apple IOS products only.
Need to get your Professional Development Credits approved by administration? Download the course description to provide them here.
Ben Landers is a K-12 certified Physical Education teacher and has been teaching K-5th Physical Education since 2007. He has completed National Board Certification in PE and also has a Masters in Education from Southern Wesleyan University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from University of South Carolina. Ben also serves as a Clinical Model Teacher for the University of South Carolina, helping to mentor future Physical Education teachers as part of their graduation requirement.
He has a passion for kids and teaching quality physical education lessons that will empower students to be the best they can be. Being a PE teacher is such a great opportunity to have a positive impact on the kids that you teach, but his hope is to also impact more students through providing resources and ideas to teachers. Ben started the website "ThePEspecialist.com" in 2014 to share his knowledge, inspire teachers, add value to the Physical Education community and help solve some of the problems that teachers are struggling with in schools today. Ben is very excited to be offering all of his knowledge about his favorite PE apps in this course. Please contact him at any time with any questions.