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Technology in physical education

Here are some articles relating to the use of technology in physical education that stuck my interest.

Motivated by Zone heart rate monitors, students up PE performance

After introducing adidas ZONE for IHT Spirit heart rate monitors, teachers find students more motivated to reach goals during PE class.

Using Technology in Physical Education

Some educators are turning to technology to create more dynamic classes that work for students with a wide range of fitness levels. Here are some examples of

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Over the years working with technology in the PE classroom, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with finding ways to clone myself and leverage my instruction. This obsession has been fuelled by the realisation that a one-to-many ratio of instruction present in…

A Guide to Integrating Physical Education and Technology

Dr. Layne has over ten years experience teaching in public schools and university settings; Research focuses on the Sport Education Model within Physical Education programs. Experience with coaching at both the elementary and high school levels. High school official for both Basketball and Volleyball.

Physical Education (PE) Apps for Teachers

Today, more and more teachers are looking for ways to integrate their smart phones and iPads (and other tablets) with their physical education and health

The 8 Best Phys Ed Apps

I often get asked about my favorite apps for the PE Classroom. It’s a difficult question to answer, however, the 8 apps below regularly end up in my suggestions.

PELINKS4U - Promoting Active & Healthy Lifestyles

PELINKS4U is a monthly online magazine promoting active, health-enhancing lifestyles and quality, success-oriented programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance and sport.

Using pedometers to assess physical activity participation levels

In recent years, the pedometer has emerged as a high-tech tool to motivate students and track their physical activity over a specified period of time. The use of pedometers can be a very useful tool to motivate students to set goals, increase their physical activity, and measure their level of participation.

ERIC - The Use of Heart Rate Monitors in Physical Education, Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, ...

The ever-rising rate of obesity and the need for increased physical activity for young children is well documented. Data suggests that today's youth are not participating in enough quality health-enhancing physical activity either in or outside of school. Heart rate monitors have been used by adult exercisers for many years to monitor and assess the intensity of exercise sessions. However, heart rate monitors have become increasingly more common within physical education programs to: (1) supplement the physical education fitness curriculum; (2) motivate students to achieve higher intensity levels; and (3) assess student progress in reaching higher intensity levels. It has also been shown that heart rate monitors are an effective method for motivating students to be more physically active during physical education classes. In this article, the authors discuss the advantages and the disadvantage of using heart rate monitors in the physical education curriculum.