In schools today students who engage in antisocial behaviors are a real challenge for teachers and administrators. Too often these behaviors diminish a student’s ability to learn and often interrupt the education of others. Many times teachers and schools apply restrictions to privileges, more seat time, anger management strategies, and suspensions as a remedy for these behaviors. A few months ago I assisted a middle school with initiating an alternative to these traditional approaches for serving kids with a history of emotional, behavioral, and compliance issues. The strategy was based on recent research showing that targeted exercise and More >
North Crawford School District in Wisconsin gets students moving in physical education classes with Exergaming. Exergaming, or interactive gaming as some would call it, is technology, gamification, and fitness combined. It is a better way to educate the importance of fitness because it makes the fitness experience fun, and keeps children engaged. They have been playing videogames all their life, so shifting sedentary screen time into active game play, and reinforcing that within schools teaches the importance of activity and movement in health and wellness.
It is difficult for many school districts More >
Yesterday marked the first day for the 75th annual New York State AHPERD conference. The NYS AHPERD event, which is an acronym for the Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, spans across four days and draws hundreds of physical education professionals from all across the state. The conference is designed to educate PE professionals with new models and methods of fitness to implement into their respective schools. As the world begins to turn their attention to the issues of obesity, innovation is occurring at the very same time. Innovation in the fitness industry will help tackle the problem. More >
The first week of November will be a busy week for us here at Motion Fitness. Part of our team will be in New York for the Suffolk Zone Professional Development Conference 2012 event held at Sachem School District, and another part of our team will be overseas in Amsterdam at the Games for Health Europe 2012 Conference. Games for Health is a series of conferences that showcase the health and research implications of video games. Back in the spring, Motion Fitness was a sponsor at Games for Health USA which was hosted in Boston and we are proud to More >
The state of New York is facing some serious weather right now, but next week if the state survives the New York AHPERD will be hosting their annual Suffolk Zone conference where over 800 physical education teachers, school administrators, and fitness industry personal will get together and showcase the latest methods at bringing children into healthy active lifestyles. This year you will find the Suffolk Zone event at Sachem School District which has made some huge advancements in their physical education program by incorporating Exergaming. Exergaming takes interactive video game experiences and crosses them with fitness, creating a fun and More >
One of the long standing professional strengths of educators is their willingness to share ideas and programs that are working with other teachers and principals. This professional courtesy has helped thousands of other schools and children to benefit from the original school’s hard work and success. For example, if a school is getting great results in reading the school and teachers invite people in to hear how they constructed their success or present at state and national conferences so they can give that same advantage to others.
One of the best examples in physical education has been work lead by George More >
The 8th Annual Games for Health Conference is now in the rear view mirror! On June 12-14 hundreds of game developers, health professionals, and leading researchers gathered to discover, brainstorm, and debate how videogame and videogames technologies can work to improve health & healthcare.
Founded in 2004, the Games for Health Project supports community, knowledge and business development efforts to use cutting-edge games and game technologies to improve health and health care. The Pioneer Portfolio of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the lead conference sponsor and a major supporter of the Games for Health Project.
The quest for better health games More >
I need your Help to vote for our company to get a Grant! We are applying for a grant to create Fitness Games. Besides them being fun and engaging to play, we will help create a healthier America beginning with healthier kids.
We need at least 250 votes! The prize at stake is a $250,000 grant. The more support that a particular small business has, the higher the chance that the grant will given to that business.
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We are fast approaching a premiere event in Physical Education with this year’s inaugural National PE Institute July 30th-August 3rd! The purpose of this 5-day conference is to provide the physical education community with a vast array of resources to further their craft. Some highlights will include:
• Tools for Curriculum Alignment: Provide participants with tools, strategies, and information on how to develop a K-12 curriculum aligned with student assessment, • Why Re-Invent the Wheel? Gain valuable insight as how to align the written, taught, and tested K-12 physical education curriculum, • Just for PE! Experience a curriculum and assessment conference More >
Experience the latest innovations in Exergames and Active Game Play. Network with Game and Software Developers, Health and Medical Industry, Research and University, Fitness and Mobile Gaming. Join us at the 8th Annual Games For Health Conference In Boston, June 13-14 and try out some of the latest Technology that combines Game Play with Physical Activity. Network with Game and Software Developers, Health and Medical Industry, Research and University, Fitness and Mobile Gaming.
The Games for Health Conference brings together hundreds of researchers, health professionals, and game developers to discuss a wide range of topics involving health and videogames.
Over three days, More >