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ERIC Number: EJ737993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb-8
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Dance Video Games Hit the Floor in Schools
Borja, Rhea R.
Education Week, v25 n22 p1, 14 Feb 2006
In an age of rising obesity rates, more students are getting fit in school with the help of the video game series Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) and similar games. Some educators caution that while the trend is positive overall, technology should only supplement--not replace--traditional physical activity, such as running, aerobics, and other sports. Schools in California, Indiana, Texas, and Pennsylvania have student DDR clubs, and teachers often supplement the game with heart-rate-monitors, pedometers, and other technology to track physical fitness. In this article, this new form of physical education is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Indiana; Pennsylvania; Texas; West Virginia