Heart Monitors for Physical Education
A Foundation Technology Grant purchased 46 Polar FT4 heart rate monitors for the Physical Education classes at Cissna Park High School. According to teacher Jeff Mauer, “These heart rate monitors will help track the students’ progress on a daily/weekly basis.” adding that “students will be able to monitor their own training zones during different classroom units”.
This Grant was part of the 2014 Fall Technology Grant Series offered to Cissna Park Teachers. These heart rate monitors will help track the students’ progress on a daily/weekly basis. P.E. classes have fitness days every Wednesday and sometimes on Fridays, and the monitors will be used by the students. The heart rate monitors will be beneficial for students to monitor their own training zones during different units as well. Students will be able to tell if they are in their zones and for how long with these watches. Students can track their progress throughout the year and make changes to help meet and improve their fitness levels. They will also be able to see their training zones and if they are staying in their “healthy” trainings zones. This equipment will help motivate students to maintain their personal training zones so they are challenging themselves. It will allow them to see that they do not have to be moving as fast as their peers as long as they are meeting their own target heart rate requirements.