Health and PE

Presentation: Exploring Possible ICT Tools When Working with Health and PE Colleagues and Students in the School Environment

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PE Apps for the iPad

VCE PE  allows you students studying senior Physical Education  to keep up to date with the latest podcasts, videos, websites and content surrounding the study and the world of sport.

PE App is your one stop shop for PE Teachers. A simple pocket reference guide for the latest apps useful for the PE, Sport, Coaching and Training. Simply select the category of app you are after to discover multiple classroom tested options

 Categories include:
  • Video Apps
  • Audio Apps
  • Image Apps
  • Video Analysis Apps
  • Data Logging Apps
  • Fitness Testing Apps
  • Training Apps
  • Reference Apps
  • Measurement Apps
  • Social Networking Apps
  • Other Apps
  • Assessment Apps
  • Organisation Apps


Physical Education (PE) Apps for Teachers

Handheld Learning in PE

10 Exciting Apps To Enhance Physical Education

The 5 best iPad apps for PE teachers

Video Analysis Apps:

Easy Tag (dartfish)- great for analysis of performance

Coaches eye app. Virtually any sport or activity can be recorded and reviewed with Coach’s Eye. Simply record a video of the athlete in motion, slow it down to offer a verbal and visual feedback about form, technique, or anything else you might see. Share reviewed videos with your athlete or entire team to help them improve their skills. You can even share out when athletes have great form, so they can bask in their glory over and over again.

Burst mode– like dartfish easytag its great for analysis of performance

Coach Plus analysis apps. Available for a number of sports covered in the standard PE curriculum including tennis and cricket

Sportscam brings cutting edge sports video motion analysis technology to your finger tips. There is no need for expensive motion analysis software that costs hundreds or thousands of dollars. SportsCam brings similar functionality to your iPhone/iPod for a fraction of the cost. As a professional athlete or an amateur looking to improve your game, you can utilize SportsCam to video record and analyze your biomechanics. As a coach, you can provide expert coaching feedback to your athletes that will enable them to win.


Fitness Apps:

Fitness Pro– Great for fitness classes with minimal or no equipment.

Team bleep test- Great for fitness testing

Step test app for fitness testing


Productivity & writing apps:

Simplemind X– Great for brainstorming

iBrainstorm– Great for brainstorming

iBrainstorm companion– Great fro starters and plenaries with an iPad and iPod

Prezi– Great for presentations


Anatomy & Physiology Apps

iMuscle– Great for theory

Speed anatomy– Great for theory

Learn muscles is a great reference, testing and education tool. Includes 138 beautiful muscle images with name, action, origin, insertion and comments, plus audio pronounciation guide, a quiz maker, an action viewer and 6 short videos to create a rich learning experience.

Superbodies anatomy app. Get ready to discover how much velocity, precision and sheer strength it takes to reach the pinnacle of the sporting elite.



PB go athetics app. This allows your pupils to record down their scores, take a picture and also send it to themselves. It coveres both swimming and all athletics events.

Sports rules app Is a good tool for researching and looking up rules and regulations of a number of different sports!

17. SprintTimer is a unique timer and photo finish app that employs the same techniques as the professional equipment used at the Olympics. Start the timer and point the camera towards the finish line. sprintTimer will build an image of narrow slices of the finish line.

 Web based Resources

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Australia

ACHPER represents professionals working in the health and physical education fields. The website contains links to resources (including the Healthy Lifestyles Bookshop), conference/professional learning opportunities and state branches.

 Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority (ASADA)

The web site of the Australian Anti-Doping Authority which aims to protect Australia’s sporting integrity through the elimination of doping. Includes information about drug testing and prohibited substances.

 Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)

The AIS is Australia’s premier sports training institute. The function, purpose and history of the AIS are outlined. The website also contains comprehensive information and resources about sports nutrition.

 Australian Sports Commission

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is a statutory authority of the Australian government. The Australian Institute of Sport is a key component of the Commission. This site contains information for coaches, athletes, clubs, officials, students, teachers, event organisers and the general public.

BBC Bitesize (Physical Education)

Includes students activities based on revision topics for the GCSE Physical Education course.

 Board of Studies (NSW)

Contains support materials (including assessment and examination materials) for the NSW Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Higher School Certificate course.

BrianMac: Sports Coach

Includes information on a number of topics related to developing the physical and mental condition of athletes. Is relevant for students and teachers as a useful research site.

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)

SMA is the peak body for sports medicine and sports science. The website includes resources (including helpful fact sheets), publications and information about upcoming conferences/events.

 Teach PE

Includes some content information relevant to the General Certificate of Secondary Education Physical Education course (from the United Kingdom). There is some crossover between this content information and content within the WACE PES course.

The Physics Classroom

Includes tutorials and teacher activities around a range of physics topic areas including Newton’s Laws, balance and momentum.

 Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

Contains support materials (including past examination papers and reports) for the Victorian Certificate of Education Physical Education senior secondary course.


ABC Science – Lesson Plans

Nutrition information and lesson plans and activities for various ages and ability including “Science Experiments about Food and Nutrition.” Of particular interest are: Lesson Plan 13 – Food, Exercise and Energy (Years 4-10) Lesson Plan 21 – Taste Illusion (Primary and Secondary school students)

ACT Health: NOURISH – The Facts

Teacher resource list – Later Childhood, Years 2 – 6 (age 6 – 11yrs)

This table lists resources for teachers interested in incorporating nutrition into their teaching. The resources selected are predominantly Australian with a positive nutrition focus to support Nourish –The Food in ACT Schools Guidelines.


School Nutrition: These resources are designed to help teaching staff, parents, canteen workers, other school staff and volunteers to promote appropriate nutrition to children and young people.

Australian Government

Resources, national healthy eating guidelines as well as new guidelines (to be released soon). Produced by ACT Division, November 2011

Australian Indigenous Health Info Net

Information and resources about nutritional health among Indigenous people. Contains health promotion resources plus a recipe book; Feeding your mob with fruit and veg: bush tucker tips. Resources suitable for primary and secondary school students.

Crunch and Sip®

Crunch&Sip is a set break to eat fruit (or salad vegetables) and drink water in the classroom. Students ‘re-fuel’ with fruit or vegetables during the morning or afternoon -assisting physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom. See how to implement this in your classroom.

Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)

DAA is the peak body of dietetic and nutrition professionals providing strategic leadership in food and nutrition through empowerment, advocacy, education, accreditation and communication. The public section of this site includes nutrition information, tips and recipes to help you eat well. All information has been written by Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs), and is reviewed regularly.

Dairy Australia

Dairy Australia offers a number of resources designed to engage and educate students about the ways dairy farmers contribute to our community and our lives.

Department of Agriculture and Food

Focus is on plants, animals and crop nutrition as well as other related topics. Resources are suitable for Primary and Secondary school students.

Food Insight: Your Nutrition and Food Safety Resource

The International Food Information Council Foundation provides food safety, nutrition, and healthful eating information to help you make good and safe food choices.

Fresh For Kids

The Sydney Markets Limited Fresh for Kids program aims to help school aged children achieve a healthy lifestyle by encouraging them to eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and by participating in physical activity. Resources include worksheets, activity sheets and posters.

Food Standards Australia And New Zealand

FSANZ is a bi-national Government agency whose main responsibility is to develop and administer the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code), which lists requirements for foods such as additives, food safety, labelling and GM foods. This site also contains fact sheets for public use. Produced by ACT Division, November 2011

Fun Not Fuss with Food

This is a tool for health staff to provide information to parents about nutrition for children. Information includes tips for child friendly meals, food activities and games, healthy snack and drink ideas, information about the amounts and kind of food for children. This site contains fact sheets, a power point presentation and facilitators manual.

Go Grains

This is a teaching resource for upper primary school discussing where grains come from, how they become food and the benefits of including grains in our daily diet.

Go for 2&5®

There are many fun ways to find out about food. Challenges, activities and recipes for lower, middle and upper primary school students

Government Of South Australia – Right Bite for Schools and Preschools

Interactive website links, healthy lunchbox ideas, curriculum suggestions and healthy eating guidelines for preschool and primary school aged children.

Healthy Active Classroom – AIS Teaching Resource Online

The Australian Institute of Sport and Nestlé Australia have created Healthy Active Classroom – a Health and Physical Education Resource. This is suitable for Primary students K-6.

Healthy Kids – Eat Well Get Active

This section provides teachers and out of school hours teachers (both Primary and Secondary) with access to teaching resources, easily accessible guidelines and links to nutrition related materials.

Home Economics Institute Of Australia

HEIA is the peak body for the home economics profession in Australia. Benefits of membership include: professional development, HEIA journals, HEIA newsletters, quality resources, conferences, representation and much more.

National Heart Foundation

Heart health information, food and nutrition facts and Heart foundation tick program.

NOURISH INTERACTIVE – Teaching Nutrition in the Classroom

A set of interactive nutritional tools as well as lesson plans, nutrition worksheets and family nutrition handouts. Produced by ACT Division, November 2011

Nutrition Australia

This site contains fact sheets and resources covering general nutrition issues as well as a section on packing school lunchboxes for primary school children. Posters, DVD’s and books can also be purchased from the online shop.

Nutrition for Children and Teens

Good nutrition information and tips on encouraging healthy eating early in children’s lives.

Queensland Government – Healthy Schools Website

The Healthy Schools website has been developed as a resource to support health professionals and school communities across the state in the work that they are doing to create schools that are healthy places to learn, work and play. Information, resources and links on a variety of topics including the internationally recognised best practice Health Promoting Schools approach, specific health issues and key policy documents can be found on the site.

Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Program

Kitchen Garden Schools commit to a dynamic and innovative model that sees kitchen and garden classes run weekly, enabling skills-based learning that extends across the entire school curriculum. As participants in the Kitchen Garden Program, eight to twelve year-old children spend time in a productive veggie garden and home-style kitchen each and every week. There they learn skills that will last them a lifetime, and discover just how much fun it is to grow and cook their own seasonal vegetables and fruits.

Swap It Don’t Stop It

Swap It is a national campaign running across TV, Print, Online and Radio. The campaign is focused on promoting the simple, everyday changes you can make to improve your health. This site offers resources and fact sheets and is suitable for primary and secondary school students.

WIRLIT – Free Teaching Resources K-3

From farm to table: Teachers notes, websites and resources suitable for Years K-3. Health and

Nutrition Service

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