21 apps to use in Physical Education

21 apps to use in Physical Education


Physical Education can also be complemented with ICT resources such as mobile applications. The ones we collect in this article help to improve student performance and keep them motivated by setting goals and objectives, and encourage the practice of sport and a healthy lifestyle and diet.

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It helps to virtually manage the programming of the Physical Education subject: it allows you to digitalize activities, exercises and sessions of any kind (whether group games or training) so that students can access it from their mobile phone, as well as plan classes, communicate directly with students through the ‘flipped classroom’ section, or keep track of their physical condition parameters, daily activity and body composition. It has two versions: one for the school environment and another for the extracurricular environment (Sports Schools, Clubs or Federations). Its app is free and compatible with iOS and Android devices.

StravaStrava

For comprehensive tracking of sports and fitness activities such as running, walking and cycling. Uses the GPS technology in mobile devices to analyse data such as distance travelled, speed, altitude, time spent and other parameters; with all of them, it sets up a summary of performance, average pace or routes, which can be viewed in graph form. Users can follow others, comment and share their activities and participate in group challenges. Available for both Android and iOS, it has a free basic version and a premium version with more detailed analysis and other functionalities such as personalized training.

Yuka Yuka

Ideal for learning about healthy eating, it provides information on the composition and quality of food products by simply scanning their label with the camera of the mobile device. This way, users can better understand the ingredients and make more conscious decisions when buying food. In addition to being completely transparent about the composition of each food (based on the information provided by the manufacturers), it points out those that are harmful to health, such as additives, sweeteners or saturated fats; it offers an overall score (green, orange or red depending on how healthy it is); and suggests alternative and healthier options similar to the one analysed. It is free and can be used with Android or iOS.

Exercises for children Exercises for children

Free and for Android devices, it includes warm-up exercises and routines specially designed for children. Squats, arm movements, cardio or legs… to work all parts of the body in an entertaining way. For each activity, the number of repetitions to be performed is shown on the screen, which is reduced as the number is completed, and animated demonstrations show how to do it correctly.

Healthy RecipesHealthy Recipes

Hundreds of ideas and recipes are freely available to help you eat better and educate you on healthy habits. You can filter them by ingredients, save them to favourites and write down your shopping list in the same app. Each one includes the necessary quantities, the preparation method and the total calories per serving. It is specific for Android.

MunzeeMunzee

A game in which students participate through their smartphones. It consists of searching for and capturing ‘munzee’ throughout the city. Munzees are cards with a QR code that the teacher will hide and that the students must find to get points and advance in the game. To play, you only need a mobile device with GPS and WiFi. The points can be captured offline and once connected to the Wi-Fi zone, the points are updated.

SworkitSworkit

Random sample exercise circuits training program with the aim of maintaining motivation and exercising without the need for sports equipment. To do this, you can choose the body area you want to work on and how much time you want to spend on it. Although it is in English, it includes drawings to make it understandable in any language.

Beep TestBeep Test

This Android app simulates the physical tests that doctors do. military and police to assess their physical level. Although it may sound harsh, this exercise is carried out in many Physical Education classrooms to measure students’ fitness levels.

Available for iOS and Android

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It is used to organize team sports activities, such as tournaments or matches, and invite all contacts who have the application installed. It allows you to know the probability of winning and record the sporting progress while the players receive all the information in real time.

Available for iOS and Android

FitnessMeter

Fitnessmeter Ios AppFitnessmeter Ios App

Although the traditional notebook is fine, why not “technologize” and automate this task a little? FitnessMeter allows you to monitor and keep track of your students’ progress, in order to determine the progress they are making over time.

Available on iOS for 1.99 euros

Balance It

Balance It AppBalance It App

Group games are a fundamental activity in Physical Education, and Balance It is a compendium of all these activities: one of those apps for Physical Education that compiles games and exercises that you can propose to your students, with all the information available on your smartphone.

Available on iOS for 1.99 euros

Coachseye SsCoachseye Ss

Without intending to replace the good eye of the teacher, Coach’s Eye aims to complement by adding a “new vision” in which technology is key: it will allow you to record your students’ movements on video to determine what they can improve. It includes the slow motion and it is universal, valid for all types of exercises.

Scoreboard

Physical Education AppsPhysical Education Apps

Have you ever tried to play a game without a proper scoreboard? Scoreboard is precisely that, a scoreboard that you can change as the milestones of each game happen. It has many skins available and a few features to customize it to each sport; there are many available, but one of the most interesting is the one developed by Sound House and which is free on both iOS and Android.

Physical Education AppsPhysical Education Apps

A direct name for a compendium of exercises and games created by Jorge Domínguez Carrión, and all of them related to the Physical education in Primary Education: classified and characterized according to the current Spanish curriculum, is a very interesting reference to have on hand and to be able to use to prepare each class. Available for free on Android and with a lot of information posted on its website so that we can get an idea of ​​what it can offer us.

StretchingStretching

Stretching is an essential part of physical exercise and it is essential that students fully understand its importance. Stretching correctly leads to increased muscle control and an increase in both flexibility and range of motion. With this resource, students will have the opportunity to consult videos on how to perform stretches correctly, with the added bonus of being very easy to navigate thanks to the classification by body zones.

Video DealyVideo Dealy

When performing certain exercises, it is essential to execute the technique perfectly, otherwise you could suffer injuries or physical ailments. For this, this application is ideal as it allows you to record the execution of the exercises, and then play them back in slow motion. This way, you can carefully observe the execution of the technique and correct any errors that may be made.

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Motivation is part of training: with a favorable mood, physical exercise becomes much more bearable and fatigue is less noticeable. This application was created under this concept, which contains a large amount of music with high doses of energy to activate the body and mind. In addition, it contains songs of all genres to suit musical tastes.

Atlas of AnatomyAtlas of Anatomy

In a subject so close to biological aspects, it is strictly necessary to know how muscles and bones work, since they are the ones involved in all physical exercise. To do so, this app brings with it 3D anatomical models of the musculoskeletal system. Each of these models can be rotated, enlarged and observed from any angle, in addition to bringing with it information and related terms.

Physical Education AppsPhysical Education Apps

Many of the activities carried out in Physical Education are carried out in groups or teams, which should try to form equitably, encouraging socialisation with classmates and avoiding always having those who are friends get together. This application can help teachers to avoid this problem, by randomly assigning groups or teams: just enter the names of the students and it will take care of grouping them randomly.

It includes daily routines for stretching before starting and finishing physical exercise. It has different tables appropriate for each sport, but also to counteract situations such as, for example: sitting for a long time, suffering from flatulence, back or neck pain. It allows you to design your own personal stretching table and share it with other contacts.

Physical Education AppsPhysical Education Apps

It is exclusive to iOS devices, but Android has a similar app called Google Fit. This app automatically tracks the user’s daily activity and health. Among the important data it stores are the steps taken daily, workouts, heart rate, nutrition, body measurements and sleep. In addition to the summary and routine monitoring it includes, it provides information on other important aspects related to health.

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