ExerGaming in Primary Schools – Part 1

Australian schools are the very beginning of their venture to incorporate ExerGaming into the school environment. Over the last 5 years schools in the US, UK and Scandinavia have been trialing and implementing early incarnations of domestic off-the-shelf ExerGames such as Wii Fit, Wii Sport, Dance Dance Revolution and Xavix along with high quality robust commercial solutions such as iDANCE2 by Postive Gaming (Sweden), Gamercize (UK) and a range of ExerBikes, interactive walls and floors from the US. The results have been overwhelmingly positive. Schools have found significant benefits at all...

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Teachers Demand Physical Education Overhaul

The article below was written and released by TEN, a modern day health and fitness global advocacy that is passionate about improving the physical education standards in our schools. This article was released for US consumption but I believe it’s views are just as relevant in Australia. Exergaming Australia is a proud member of...

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2010 Shape of the Nation Report

Reading over this report reminds me of the abysmal condition of health and physical education (HPE) in Australia. The status of PE in the US is appalling, it hardly seems possible that it could be worse in Australia. How can the health and wellbeing of Australian children be relegated to a lower priority than English, Mathematics or the Arts? The first two stages of our new national curriculum do NOT include a HPE component, it is not considered a priority by the Federal Education Minister, Julia Gillard or the current State and Territory Education Ministers, incredible! Chair of the National...

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The Power of the New P.E. – Fun.

In the U.S., a Wisconsin school is Committed to Keeping Their Kids Active by iDANCE’ing. Original blog by Tommy Seilheimer at Exergame Fitness USA Arbor Vitae – Woodruff School in Wisconsin, USA \ IDANCE System The iDANCE Wireless Dance and Step System was debuted at the Arbor Vitae – Woodruff School in Wisconsin, USA. After obtaining a School PEP Grant, Woodruff School was determined to keep Wisconsin school kids healthy, active and fit by using active gaming products that keep kids engaged and excited about staying fit during school hours. After consulting with Bill...

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Exergaming as a P.E. Solution

By Dan Lawler, originally released on the Exergame Fitness blog 02/06/10   Thinking on the Move What all school administrators are facing today is an increased demand for higher test scores, often times at the expense of reducing physical education or the amount of recess time elementary students receive each day. As a principal for over 30 years, I have to say that I certainly was victim to that pressure until I realized that the approach was fundamentally flawed. We, as educational leaders, have moved too far away from the thought of a sound body and sound mind....

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iDANCE2 the perfect PE solution.

Exergaming is going from strength to strength. The large base of ever increasing evidence is making Exergaming a compelling solution. Schools are some of the early adopters, and kudos to them for seeing the highly motivating potential Exergaming offers as an effective PE alternative. iDANCE is a leading light in reinvigorating schools PE cirriculum offering kids and teachers alike a new perspective on fitness by making the lessons fun, physically challenging but wonderfully engaging at the same time. But don’t take our word for it listen to the students and teachers...

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