Friday, February 19, 2016

How Voxer changed my P.E. Professional Development Life!!!

You’re probably wondering what is Voxer?  Well simply put, it’s a walkie talkie app that lets you talk to anyone anytime. All you need is the app that can be downloaded for free on both iPhone and Android devices.  The app allows you to use voice, text, and photos for as a great group messaging tool. What’s great about this professional tool is that you can instantly communicate with Physical Education professionals from all over the world. Of course, there are upgrades that cost money. I use the free subscription and for me that’s all I need. If you’re looking to upgrade you can do that too for a cost. You can upgrade to Voxer Pro for $3.99 a month or $29.00 a year to add extras like larger group chats, share from Dropbox, increased storage, Walkie Talkie mode (instantly receive messages even when you’re not in the app) and downloading messages to your desktop or laptop.
If you think this would work for you here is how you can get started.

Watch this great youtube tutorial by Jo Bailey (@LovePhyEd). She explains how to download the app and everything you need to get started with this awesome professional development collaboration tool. You can find it at this link: 

Also, Mike Graham (@pe4everykid) has taken the time to make a great Physical Education Voxer Chat Groups Google Doc that lists ALL the different PE chat groups to participate in. To join a group, just contact the administrator of the group on voxer. Let them know you’d like to be added.

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Here’s a the list of Voxer Chat Groups I thought might be useful for most Physical Education professionals  The most updated list will always be found on the Google Doc mentioned above.
Adapted PE – teaching PE for students with special needs
Admin: Mike Graham | Voxer ID: mikegraham

Elementary PE group – discussing elementary physed
Admin: Helena Baert | Voxer ID: hbaert896

Elem PE Assessment – assessment, data-driven instruction, grading, report cards
Admin: Mike Graham | Voxer ID: mikegraham

Explain Everything – for teachers interested/using this app in PE
Admin: Nick Endlich | Voxer ID: endli613

Field Day Chat – run a Field Day at your school?  Get ideas here!
Admin: Dave Carney | Voxer ID: dcarne681

Fitness Testing Chat – all things fitness testing related
Admin: Samantha Nelson | Voxer ID: snelso9384

Health Chat – for all MS & HS health teachers
Admin: Jenny Wamsley | Voxer ID: jwamsl224

Integrated PE chat – incorporating cross-curricular content into PE lessons
Admin: Lynn Burrows | Voxer ID: lburro461

PE Technology Chat – Q&A on technology in PE
Admin: Matthew Bassett | Voxer ID: bassett1976

PE Large Group Classes – teachers who have large PE class sizes
Admin: Ben Pirillo | Voxer ID: bpiril593

Plickers – learn about the Plickers assessment system
Admin: Kevin Tiller | Voxer ID: ktille277