John Millar

Education apps must be in sync with pupils’ needs

The journey of developing the SATPE app has been arduous but hugely rewarding, says one of its designers

Magazine article image

In June 2015, I helped design the initial concept for an educational app. The journey since then has been long and arduous – but hugely rewarding.

The aim of The Scottish Association of Teachers of Physical Education (SATPE) was to create an assessment procedure in broad general education PE that was pupil-centred and added to the learning process.

The SATPE app has been launched in 121 secondary schools across Scotland and has been well-received by practitioners and pupils alike.

The initial design began with a PowerPoint and Excel mock-up, in the naive expectation that the prototype would ...

Subscribe to continue reading

Get full access to our magazine to keep up-to-date with the latest education research, insight and analysis – including audio articles and back issues