PE heart rate monitors

PE Heart Rate Monitors Show Students Actual Effort vs Perception

By wearing PE heart rate monitors during class, students learn to improve their heart rate training performance by comparing their perceived effort level with their actual effort level.

Through a study with homeschool students in Kearney, Neb., Danielle Tilley used adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors to test the students’ perceptions versus reality during a weekly PE class. Students wore the monitors while exercising at different levels – walking, jogging and sprinting for one-minute intervals. After each sprint, students let Tilley know how hard they exercised based on the Borg Scale of Perceived Exertion. Read More


Wayzata Education Fund announces 2018 grant recipients

More than $43,000 will be used to fund new programs throughout the district

Originally published May 24, 2018 in the Sun Sailor.

By Jason Jenkins

Ten programs and learning tools throughout the Wayzata School District will be funded next year by grants from the Wayzata Education Fund, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that encourages teachers and staff members to imagine new ways to engage students.

The “From Excellent to Exceptional” grants are awarded each year and are meant to support innovation in a wide range of curricular areas to students at every school in the district.

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FMHS P.E. class goes high-tech

Originally published April 27, 2018 in the Fort Madison Daily Democrat.

By Skyler Holtkamp

There will be no slacking during Fort Madison’s PE class.

The FMCSD have recently introduced heart rate monitors for the high school Physical Education course. The monitors are designed to test a students exertion level by recording their heart rate.

Each monitor is connected by Bluetooth technology to a device controlled by the educators. The program is powered by Interactive Health Technologies (IHT). Those numbers are then sorted into heart-rate zones so each student can see what level they are working at and how long they’ve been in a certain zone. Read More


PE Heart Rate Monitors Teach Students Healthy Fitness Management

Using the combination of student heart rate and heart rate zone displayed on the adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors, physical education students show they can manage their fitness and well-being while at school.

Given a target heart rate zone to reach, students spend more class time exercising at an elevated heart rate. Read More