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.