Rewarding Children with Technology
When you think of a reward for one of your students, where does your mind immediately go to? FOOD! With obesity being an issue in children, I think it’s time to
start thinking of rewarding our kids with something else. Being able to purchase the Dance Dance Revolution Class pack will en-able me to do just that!
I will implement the class pack in several ways. I will use it during my dance unit in hopes of getting students more excited about dancing, as well as let teachers us it as a reward. For example, students who had straight A’s this 9 weeks gets 30 minutes with friends on the gaming system. Not only will they be having fun, but exercising as well. This also eliminates issues with food allergies. Students will be asked if they are enjoying this reward verses food based rewards. This will let me know that my strategy is addressing the problem. I will also survey the students before and after and use specific questioning to see if the outcomes are positive.
I will not only share my results with co-workers, but also with fellow ARI grant winners. Pictures and videos will also be shared on the school website and Facebook
In the future I can hopefully add on more dance pads and games to the gaming system. Each game will be some sort of exercise game to show that exercising can be
fun, and that you can reward yourself with something other than food!