Studies have demonstrated that our raging childhood obesity problem is being driven by a dramatic increase of inactivity. Well, we have a simple solution that will eliminate this problem effectively and get kids fully engaged and active within seconds. It’s called “Exergaming”!
on Jul 19, 2012 at 12:18pm
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on Jul 19, 2012 at 10:17am
In 1990, the Baltimore Children’s Museum formed its own
501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and merged with the Maryland Children’s
Museum. The merged entity’s Board of Directors, with the support and
encouragement of Baltimore’s Mayor Kurt Schmoke, decided that an Inner Harbor
presence was necessary to reach the broadest possible audience of children and
families in the Baltimore region, the state of Maryland and the United States.
A 35-million dollar capital...
on Jul 13, 2012 at 7:17pm
In the July issue of Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, researchers provide further evidence that exercise is good for your brain.
As we age, blood flow to the brain decreases and oxidative stress increases. Both of these normally occur in the brain and lead to reduced cognitive function. This can also lead to more serious brain problems such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Exercising regularly increases the blood flow to the brain, keeps the blood vessels...
on Jun 26, 2012 at 1:34pm
We always tell our customers that the products and solutions we provide serve more than just one population. In a school setting, a PE class, fitness class, special needs kids, and the sports teams can all get a tremendous benefit from the Exergame products. The key is how they use them for each population.Below is a great article from a teacher in Naperville IL School District explaining how he uses the Makoto Exergame Arena.
am a special education teacher at Madison Jr. High in...
on Jun 18, 2012 at 2:42pm
The 8th Annual Games for Health
Conference is now in the rear view mirror! On June 12-14 hundreds of game developers,
health professionals, and leading researchers gathered to discover, brainstorm,
and debate how videogame and videogames technologies can work to improve health
Founded in 2004, the Games for
Health Project supports community, knowledge and business development efforts
to use cutting-edge games and game technologies to improve health and...
on Jun 12, 2012 at 9:11am
The Positive Gaming team, the original creators of the dance game multiplayer concept and the award winning software called iDANCE as well as the Impact series of top level dance mats, are thrilled to announce the release of the much anticipated Positive Gaming™ iSTEP at the Games for Health Conference in Boston.
The Games for Health Conference brings together hundreds of researchers, health professionals, and game developers to discuss a wide range of topics involving health and...
by Dan Lawler, Ph.D. Education Consultant on Jun 7, 2012 at 1:57pm
Several schools across the country have adopted early
morning physical education classes in order to assist students with
learning. In Naperville, Illinois,
District 203 has been conducting a Learning Readiness Physical Education
program for years. Their approach has
received national attention because of the positive impact it has had on
literacy scores. More and more evidence
points to the reasons why this intervention is so successful. Primarily, when...
on May 11, 2012 at 9:41am
Hyde School was founded in the early 1960s when Joseph
Gauld, a highly regarded mathematics teacher who believed our educational
system was overly focused on student achievement and not focused enough on
student character, opened a school in Bath, Maine, one that focused on student
attitude, effort, and character.
Today, Hyde Schools is a network of public and boarding
schools and programs known widely for its successful and unique approach to
helping students develop character....
on May 6, 2012 at 12:25pm
Exergame Fitness is excited to bring fun and exciting fitness choices to the JCC Biennial Conference May 6-9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.“We have had many great installs of Exergame equipment in JCC locations throughout the country. When you create an engaging room experience for Kids, Adults and Seniors and combine that with the latest technology using active game play, you have a winning formula”, says Parker Johnson, Project Manager.“We want to share these JCC...
on Apr 23, 2012 at 8:45pm
When students at Meadowview Elementary in Farmington needed to improve their reading scores last fall, they were turned over to physical education teacher Joe McCarthy.
Each morning for months, McCarthy had the students spend 15 minutes running or shuttling from side to side in the gym. It wasn't any type of punishment, but part of a growing trend in education that focuses on increased physical activity to improve learning.
The students were selected based on their scores on fall state...