apps for academics
Are we asking our students the right questions?
Sensitive Noise/obvious 2 by Milos Milosevic CC BY Last year my PE team at YIS got really into deep conversation about how we assess our students. YIS is an MYP school and so we are required to assess specific criterion and within these criterion we have strands that need to be assessed regularly each semester. At the crunch times (report writing times…) students were being hit up with many homework assessment items and in the PE and Health department, we were finding students weren’t always coping with what was being asked of them in these weeks. This lead to our decision to stop giving homework to students, unless the…
Introducing PE Activities I am proud to introduce to you my latest app: PE Activities. A fabulous new database designed for those who teach or coach kids. The app allows the user to easily sort the games or activities in a variety of ways to find and catalogue the games quickly and efficiently. Sort your games by tags – such as tagging games, warm up, TGfU etc. and then add your own tags to create class sets or to find your sets more easily. Choose favorite games and then sort accordingly. Give games ratings and then find your 5-star games with the touch of a button. Heading out to your…
Launching Apps for Academics
Last year I met a hero of mine, Jarrod Robinson. Jarrod (aka @mrrobbo) is the founder of the PE Geeks movement mashing together PE and Tech into some fantastic new territory. Jarrod ran a workshop at Yokohama International School talking and sharing his passion about the role that Apple products and apps are taking shape in his classes. Inspired by his down to earth approach and my own desire to see great things in the classroom, I made the decision to make Apps for Academics to use in their classes with the goal to bring together Google Docs, Apple and to make things easier for teachers on the move. Mobile…