I'm not a PE teacher but I am aware of one of the programs our PE department has utilized in the past. They had access to heart monitors and each student had a portfolio. They used the portfolio for all types of information/data collection including their results from their heart monitors. They didn't have enough monitors for the entire class so students would rotate using it during PE. Pretty cool since it identified one of our students with a heart issue that was quickly operated on. She had one of those conditions that could have resulted in sudden unexpected death. Also, several GPS enabled smart phones have running software that can track distance, speed, and calories for runs. Pretty amazing idea using the students own technology in helping them track their progress.
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I was just visitng a school that used technology for PE by having the students make instructional videos about the sport/activity they were about to learn. They did this and showed other classes. perhaps you can use the wifi to Video Conference with a partner school (if you are in a high school have the students shoot videos and show them to the elementary or middle schools). Hope this helps!
Consider using the Garmin FR70 running watch, which comes with a heart rate monitor. This device will track time, calories and heart rate. The students can then upload that information into Garmin Connect to track their individual progress. Wireless connections allow transfer with ease to Windows or Mac.
What about using videos as part of PE class? There is an interesting post in Tech & Learning--Gym Class Can Go High-Tech, Too--(May 21, 2013) that suggests several software programs to use with gym students.
What do you think of this author's suggestions? Have you used other resources to bring tech to the PE classroom? Please share.
If you have access to tablets, there are some instructional apps you can use to teach activities like yoga. I've used an app called Pocket Yoga to do yoga myself at home with my iPhone. It works just like a virtual yoga teacher -- when you choose a yoga routine it shows an image of a person doing each of the yoga poses and plays audio instructions for doing the pose. I'd highly recommend it!