Part 2. Why Try? Why Use Technology in Your Physical Education and Health Classroom?©
Sal Edwards, CEO and Founder, Heart Zones
As a health and physical education teacher and coach, it might be challenging for you to adapt to the new technologies developed for your programs. One of these robust solutions is powerful enough to insure to result in two outcomes. This health and physical education-specific technology provides at the same time first student motivation and secondly deep engagement for your students. Technology in physical education for you, the educator, teacher accountability for the student’s performance such as moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and for the classroom instructor as well validation of the lesson plan.
The question is this: Try tech?
According to Dr. Debra Berkey, professor emerita at Western Michigan University in the Department of Human Performance Health Education, “the Heart Zones technology fulfills the 4 “A’s” which as professionals enhances our programs: (1) assessment (2) affordability (3) accountability (4) advocacy.” Further, Dr. Berkey states, “because it takes physical education beyond the school with online and classroom teaching as well as the WSCC Model, whole school, whole community, whole child.”
According to Beth Kirkpatrick, Heart Zones Director of Advocacy and former PE instructor, “If you want to provide an exercise prescription for your students, you have a heart rate monitor for every student for them to know in real time their heart rate zones and for me as a teacher to be able to reflect back but even more, as a professional, a Physical Education teacher, to give that feedback to the kids and to their parents and guardians.”
The question is this: Why Try Tech?
time making it more valuable than ever before. The cost of adding technology to your program has diminished with the passage of the emergency stimulus money that goes directly to you through CARES Act and the 2021 American Rescue Plan. Your students ability to learn is enhanced when you meet them where they are and where their interests lie — using their digital tools.
If you are ready to enhance your PE program beyond skills, strategies, and rules, then you are ready to get on board to improve your students’ learning using technology in your classroom. For more information about how to get started, contact Heart Zones and at the same time, visit the Heart Zones website or call.
Part 1. Why Use Physical Education in Your Physical Education Program, Joe Gooden.
Part 2. Why Use Technology in Your Physical Education and Health Classroom, Sal Edwards: https://www.heartzones.com/why-use-technology-in-your-physical-education-and-health-classroom
Part 3. Why Use Technology (coming soon)