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Name of App:

Runbit

Recommended Grade Level:

All

Category:

Fitness

Platform:

Both

Device Used On:

All phones and tablets with GPS

Cost of App:

$0.00

Download Site:

https://itunes.apple.com/app/runbit-find-stars-walk-run/id940383157
Download Site (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.soderstrom.runbit

Primary Use:

Runbit combines exercise with having fun. There are three different games, all with different levels of difficulty to challenge students according to their capabilities:

Pick stars. Wherever you are, the Runbit puts stars on a map of the nearby area. This game suits students who want to practice orienteering.

Be chased. The map is filled with small monsters that you must try to avoid. The faster you run, the faster the monsters move. If you slow down the monsters will catch you and the game is over. This game suits students who want an extra challenge or need to be motivated.

Catch animals. This works like Picking stars but instead of stars, there are animals distributed on the map. The animals keep their distance from the player in order to get the student to walk further. Time and distance disappear quickly while hunting rabbits and cockerels!

How App is used in classroom/gym:


Here are some examples of how Runbit has been used by other schools.

Orienteering. Runbit is used as a tool for teaching orienteering by giving the students an understanding of how to read a map before beginning to navigate with a compass.

Where students don't want to take part in the lesson. Students who have forgotten to bring their sports kit or who simply do not want to take part in the sports lesson can exercise by picking stars with Runbit.

Competition. Lets the students compete. The degree of difficulty is simple to set individually by setting the distance between the stars or the animals speed.

In leisure hours. Runbit works as well at home as in school, inspiring students to exercise in their spare time.

Submitted by Anders Soderstrom in Linkoping, AL.   Thanks for contributing to PE Central!   Posted on PEC: 11/10/2015 4:46:25 AM.   Viewed 13313 times since 11/10/2015.

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I am Anders Soderstrom, a self-taught developer of the Runbit app. Many sports teachers have written to me and told me how they use the Runbit in their education and what an incredible tool it is. I have now decided that all students who wish to use Runbit will get the app for free.

This picture illustrate how the students unlock the app for free: http://runbit.se/runbit-free.jpg. Click six times on the logotype until it turns. This must be done every time before you start to play.

Check my home page http://runbit.se/ for more information.
If you have any questions, you can contact me on my email address: anders@runbit.se