Ok, so this will be sort of a stretch to relate this app to education, but I will still try. I run. My wife got be started years ago and I since completed three marathons and ready for the 2013 Pittsburgh Marathon. I just enjoy the time to think and listen to music out on my own. You always like to know how you do, so with my old Evo, I dial up some GPS apps and they keep track of my mileage and pace. Then I can go and look at a Google Map of my run. I used avariety of apps, Runkeeper, Endomondo, settling on Runkeeper. Now, though Nike released their app for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nike.plusgps). I just completed one run so far, but I like the app so far. You can see my run and statistics–had a really good start, sub 9 minute mile pace, then blew up at the end. I blame the humidity.
So how can you tie to schools? Well, obviously in a school’s track or PE program. How cool to motivate kids to run (or walk) and see their pace and distance grow overtime. I believe you can buy some Android music devices with GPS installed. Then you could go back to the classroom and work on math–pace, distance, etc. See, was not too difficult! I am sure many teachers could even go further as well.