Feb. 1, 2017 – Hoping to raise money to add to the PE technology it can offer students, Indian Springs Elementary (San Antonio, Texas) hosted the second IHT Spirit FitFest powered by adidas Friday.
More than 500 students got to use new adidas ZONE for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors. Students as young as second grade became transfixed on the computer screen as they glimpsed a graph of their heart rate data during class. Even the young students could understand their effort by simply checking the color displays on the monitor.Read More
Jan. 26, 2017 – Ridge View (Holstein, Iowa) High School physical educators Justin Kinney and Matt Best introduced adidas Zone for IHT Spirit heart rate monitors to their physical education classes in December, hoping to motivate students they feared simply went through the motions during class.
One month later, any concerns the teachers had about student motivation have vanished.Read More
Jan. 19, 2017 – New for 2017, to make it even easier for schools to enjoy the benefits of heart rate training, IHT is now including free IHT Spirit Heart Rate Monitor software with the purchase of any new adidas ZONE for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitor or bundled package. The free Spirit HRM software license covers three years of classroom use and tracks student heart rate against teacher-assigned goals and delivers personalized reports to each student.
Originally published Jan. 6, 2017 in the Lancer Life Blog at James W. Parker Middle School in Edinboro, Penn.
JWPMS adds new PE technology to improve student fitness
Basketball, double dutch, dodgeball, sledding and … technology?
Introducing the 21st century physical education classroom.
James W. Parker Middle School (JWPMS) is engaging students through interactive technology to improve students’ cardiovascular fitness.
Through the IHT Spirit System, students now have the opportunity to manage their individual health and fitness. The technology includes heart monitor watches, docking stations, PC’s to run the IHT Spirit system software and the software itself. The watches are intended to motivate students by instantly sending them an email with their heart rates throughout the period ensuring that they challenge themselves and hit specific heart zones.