Exergaming Lab: Complete!!!!
Update: Funding has been received and we are ordering a portion of "Stage 1"! Continuing to raise funds on Donorschoose.org
Our health classroom is now an Exergaming lab! The objective for the lab is to get students active in a new, fun, and exciting way! Exergaming is motion based videogame activities. I love this idea because today's learners LOVE to play videogames. Especially some of our more inactive students. I truly believe that this lab will bridge the gap and introduce inactive students to an alternative fitness method.
We now have 3 new Xbox 360 systems with Kinect. The videogame "Kinect Sports" is an absolute blast. I recently played each of the sports included in the game (volleyball, soccer, bowling, table tennis, track, and boxing) and was able to raise my heartrate to an average of 126 beats per minute for nearly 5 minutes of gameplay at a time (with volleyball,track, and soccer). See Kinect here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw2Fo9k96hc
Students have absolutely loved our new gaming lab ! Dancing has certainly been the most popular with Kinect Sports being a close second.
It is Bracket Challenge Time at Fairfield Middle School!
During our basketball unit, FMS physical education students will complete a NCAA Men's Tournament Bracket Challenge! This project will have students analyze statistics of the 64 teams that made it into the tournament. Using these stats, each student will complete their own personalized bracket until they have a champion. All brackets will be entered into the FMS's bracket pool where students will have a chance to follow the tournament during live gameplay and compete with peers and faculty members. Who is your champion?