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Data Enables Teachers to Assess PE Performance, Reinforce Lessons

By removing opinion-based physical education assessment, technology helps teachers deliver meaningful, immediate feedback to students and program-wide data to administrators.

Teachers using the IHT Spirit System P.E. assessment software no longer have to guess about which students worked hard to meet daily goals. The adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors, worn by students during P.E. class, record the students’ heart rate data and then transfers the data to the Spirit System following class.

“The best thing for us is that it gives us a quality way of assessing it, instead of sitting back and kind of saying, ‘well, that student kind of went hard’ or ‘they didn’t go hard’ and poorly assessing P.E.,” said Justin Kinney, a P.E. teacher at Ridge View High School. “We can now assess students adequately in P.E.” Read More

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CHALK TALK: Physical education 2.0

Originally posted April 19, 2017 by Frontiersman.com.

By NANCY BLAKE For the Frontiersman

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From Frontiersman.com

When you reflect on your experiences in physical education class, you might remember kickball, jump rope, basketball, and a variety of other games and activities. You might recall the annual fitness tests, where you were challenged to swiftly run a mile alongside your peers, perform as many sit-ups as possible in 60-seconds, and lift your chin over the pull-up bar until your arms felt like spaghetti. Sport skills and health-related fitness components are still the backbone of a quality physical education curriculum, but you may be surprised to learn how these skills and concepts are being taught in today’s P.E.

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