Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Dozens of Apps for Physical Education

Glide is in my top five favorite new tools in 2019. Glide makes it incredibly easy for anyone who can make a spreadsheet to make a mobile app. We had fun using at the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp and many other people have shared their apps with me over the last few months. Perhaps no one has shared more apps made with Glide than Kevin Shephard at Support REAL Teachers.

Kevin has created dozens of apps through Glide. Many of the apps are designed for use by physical education teachers. In the Support REAL Teachers list of apps made with Glide include apps for equipment check out, exercise routines, golf scoring, grading, and a directory of mentors for physical education teachers.

If you would like to learn how to make your own mobile app through Glide, watch my short tutorial video that is embedded below.


You can find even more apps for physical education in the Support REAL Teachers directory of apps.

Knowt - Quickly Turn Notes Into Practice Quizzes

Knowt is a free service that students can use to quickly turn their notes into practice quizzes. I recently learned about it from Larry Ferlazzo and I gave it a try right away because of his description of it.

At its core Knowt is an online notebook. It has all of the text editing functions that you might need when taking notes. You can create multiple notebooks within a Knowt account. And if you're not ready to switch from taking notes in Google Docs to taking notes in a Knowt notebook, you can simply import notes from Google Docs into a Knowt notebook. After writing your notes, simply click on the quiz button in the upper-right corner of your notes and a quiz will be instantly created for you. The quiz that is created will be a mix of multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions. Instant feedback is provided for every question. You can exit the quiz at any time and to return to your notes.

Knowt can be used in your web browser and is also available as Android app and as an iOS app. Watch my new video that is embedded below to see Knowt in action.


Applications for Education
Knowt could be a great tool for students to use to review their notes in preparation for a quiz or test. I like that students can quickly toggle between their notebooks and the quizzes that are generated for them.