heart rate monitors for PE

School acquires heart rate monitors for PE

Originally published Nov. 2, 2018 in the Fairmont Sentinel.

By Brooke Wohlrabe

The Physical Education department at the Fairmont Elementary School recently got a set of heart monitors that students will wear during physical education (P.E.) and Fit and Well classes. The four teachers in the department, Haley Loerts, Don Waletich, Derek Spear and Allison Klassen, recently received some training on how to use the monitors and they plan to implement them into classes in the next few weeks.

“Right now we’re planning on using them in the K-2 side because we only have one set,” Loerts said, going on to explain that one set consists of 28 monitors. Read More

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Use FUTP60 to Deliver PE Heart Rate Monitors, Training to Classes

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Teachers wanting to add IHT’s PE heart rate monitors to their curriculum have until Nov. 7, 2018 to apply for $4,000 grants available from the NFL’s Fuel Up To Play 60 program.

The Fuel Up to Play 60 grant awards winning applicants $4,000 that must be split evenly on initiatives that will help students with healthy eating and physical fitness. Teachers can use the physical fitness funding to add new technology such as the IHT Spirit System, which uses data from the wrist-based IHT ZONE heart rate monitor to help students take a direct role in learning lifelong fitness skills. Read More

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Teachers Deliver Objective PE Evaluation Using Heart Rate Data

Assessments Enable PE Teachers to Grade Students Based on Actual Performance Toward Individual Goal

New assessment software uses personalized heart rate data to enable teachers to deliver objective PE evaluation of each student during physical education class.

With data that shows how often students met workout goals, PE teachers can use the data for several purposes:

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Personalized PE Data Teaches Students Fitness Management Skills

Using Heart Rate Monitors and Reports, Students and Teachers Team Up to Maximize Understanding of Essential Exercise Skills

Teachers who utilize the IHT Zone wrist heart rate monitors and IHT Spirit System assessment software provide students with personalized PE data that allows them to successfully manage their fitness as they move from students to adults.

“We want them to be able to determine what their fitness level is years from now,” said Tracy Schellberg, PE teacher at Skyline (Issaquah, Wash.) High School. Read More

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Michigan physical education students used a new bicycling unit to improve their Social-Emotional Wellness strength by working together to reach their fitness goals.

“A lot of times in PE we get really focused on the physical part,” said Portage Central (Mich.) Middle School PE teacher John Dunlop. “We lose the affective and the emotional things. The emotional fitness that kids get out of it is as important as the physical fitness.” Read More