Mass. state association to measure student SEL progress

Feb. 9 – With its Board of Education focusing on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) across the Commonwealth, Massachusetts physical education teachers will soon have a way to quantify how students master those essential skills.

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Students enjoy a pleasant conversation during PE class at Indian Springs Elementary (Texas).

IHT and the Massachusetts Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) have integrated SEL protocols into IHT’s Spirit Assessment Measures software. Teachers at 79 participating schools can now assess how students master SEL skills and report the results of those assessments to state leaders, including MAHPERD Executive Director Maria Melchionda. Read More

Indian Springs uses FitFest to purchase new PE technology

FitFestFeb. 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

Students motivated by wearing heart rate monitors during PE

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

Heart rate software now comes free with new adidas ZONE purchases

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.

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Students fired up to get fit with Spirit System in school’s ‘new PE’

Originally published Jan. 15, 2017 by GoErie.com.

Students fired up to get fit

ParkerEDINBORO – Technology is helping James W. Parker Middle School students get physically fit.

A “Spirit System” by Interactive Health Technologies, including heart monitor “watches,” helps students track cardiovascular results during workouts.

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