iPad in Physical Education lessons

Many PE teachers love  iPad 2 because the video capture and editing is so simple and fast that is enable students to capture, review and evaluate work really easily.  There are many examples of this – go to Longfield Academy’s video at 3.02 minutes to see one example of this.

Vital Signs from Phillips uses the front facing camera on iPad 2 to measure your heart rate and breathing rate so that students can easily see the effect of exercise has on their bodies.  PE teachers love the way this App can be used by students doing fitness and stamina work in the gymn or fitness room to assess their fitness and recovery rates.  Of course there are other tools that could be used to do this but at 69p this is an excellent, hassle free and surprisingly accurate solution.