Archive for April, 2012
Positive Gaming, Motion Fitness partner and the team behind iDANCE releases the Positive Gaming™ iSTEP Software!
The Positive Gaming team, the original creators of the dance game multiplayer concept and the award winning software called iDANCE as well as the Impact series of top level dance mats, are thrilled to announce the release of the much anticipated Positive Gaming™ iSTEP!
After iDANCE was created it has reached worldwide success, being the market leader in its field on every single market that has active distributors of products that combine exercise with fun and games. Because iDANCE is a high end product within a price range that is out of reach for a number of interested and potential customers, More >
Article by: HERÓN MÁRQUEZ ESTRADA , Star Tribune
Local results echo a growing body of research showing a connection between physical activity and academic performance.
When students at Meadowview Elementary in Farmington needed to improve their reading scores last fall, they were turned over to physical education teacher Joe McCarthy.
Each morning for months, McCarthy had the students spend 15 minutes running or shuttling from side to side in the gym. It wasn’t any type of punishment, but part of a growing trend in education that focuses on increased physical activity to improve learning.
The students were selected based on their scores on fall More >
As PE teacher-candidates prepare for student-teaching and a career in transforming children’s lives, they will be required to demonstrate their ability to impact learning with the assistance of technology (Standards established by NASPE, NCATE, ISTE). Given the ubiquity of technology in society today, I feel it is our responsibility as teacher educators to demonstrate competency in multiple forms of technology and to provide meaningful learning opportunities that impact learning across the domains (psychomotor, affective, cognitive). We also have to keep in mind that they need to have the skills and understanding to provide great learning activities for their students once they start teaching.
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BAINBRIDGE – Kenston High School will host a community fitness day 1 – 4 p.m. April 15 featuring activities and Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Moceanu.
Moceanu will sign autographs and pose for pictures from 1-2 p.m.
Called Play Blue – In Motion, the event will take place in the main gym, auxiliary gym, the loft gym area and connecting areas. It is designed to connect physical fitness to academic achievement. Visitors are encouraged to come dressed to play.
Each zone will feature a different activity, including More >
Nestled in the heart of New Jersey are a few small towns believing in original ideas and concepts when it comes to education. Progressive Physical Education programs are very few and far between but the Black Horse Pike Regional School District is on the cutting edge on implementing technology.
They believe that enhancing pupils’ growth by providing them with a creative, purposeful, and ethical atmosphere. They are dedicated to providing their pupils an opportunity to achieve academic goals, develop good citizenship skills, and make a positive contribution to society.
During this pursuit of excellent programs the Black Horse Pike Regional School District More >
With the touch of a button, a grid of multicolored LEDs on eFit & Sports’ Lightspace Play Floor comes to life. An electronic game of dodge ball is about to begin.
In the other corner of the room, an iDANCE system along the lines of Dance Dance Revolution allows up to four players at a time do their best “Dancing With The Stars” impression. One room over, a Makoto Arena — a triangle of 6-foot-tall towers that emit light and sound — sits ready to improve kids’ reaction times and fitness levels. The Exerbikes, stationary bikes that are used to control More >