In this project, my aim is to reach all students and show them that fitness can be fun! In the past at Spooner School District, many students played games like soccer and football for physical education class. Although traditional skills such as those listed above do have their place in physical education, there are new standards to be met. My major goal is to get students to be active outside of school.
With this grant, our school district would purchase heart rate monitors to supplement our students learning. The website: , contains research supporting technology in the physical education classroom. Technology is important to fitness because it helps students to learn about their bodies, and the level at which they must work to get the benefits of physical activity.
Currently, students are taught how to take their heart rate manually during class; however it is not a continuous heart rate so they do not learn the whole affect of how hard their body is working over time. If our students had heart rate monitors they would be able to see instant results, which is what the next generation of students is accustomed to seeing. With heart rate monitors for our students, we would be tapping into their affinity for technology while at the same time facilitating awareness of their own physical fitness levels.
With the obesity level on the rise it is crucial to teach students how to be active outside of school, develop an awareness of their current level of performance, and provide a way to manage and adjust their activity.