iPads in Education – Enhancing student learning by Lynda Cutting

Apps to Inspire Action

IMG_7822It might seem a bit counter intuitive given the concern about iPads and games leading to a lack of physical activity amongst our students  but sometimes gaming apps that use physical movement are actually a great way to encourage kids to be active. Perfect for those rainy days when kids need to move around inside to burn off some energy, to get reluctant participants active without them really noticing or just to add some variety to your program.

Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 5.26.29 PMBitBreaker

This is a cool way to get kids moving – even the most reluctant and so much fun for kids of all ages. Use the front facing camera on the iPad to play the game. It is very much like the old arcade games except to move the character you physically move left or right and jumping creates the action. It works well individually on the iPads but would be awesome to watch on data projector


Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 5.38.45 PMNFL Play60

This app is from the American Heart Foundation and aims at improving health by getting kids moving.

A terrific gaming interface, very colourful and suitable for primary aged students. The engaging part of this is that to play the game and collect points, students must hold their iPads and run on the spot to make their character run, tilt the iPad left or right to move in that direction and so on. A great sensational way to get students engaged and moving.


Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 3.45.38 PMDungeon Runner – Fitness Quest

Another game that uses the front facing camera but this time you become the hero on a quest to conquer enemies and get fit at the same time.I don’t doubt that kids will love it





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