St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 9, 2007
Widely publicized fitness benefits associated with the active video game Dance Dance Revolution have prompted a growing number of schools to include DDR in PE class. But many PE teachers charged with the task of purchasing the necessary DDR equipment find themselves overwhelmed by the extensive choice of DDR accessories and options available. CoolTechSchool.com and DDRGame have partnered to simplify the DDR equipment purchase process for teachers.
"Choosing the right DDR equipment for schools can be very frustrating for PE teachers who typically have limited familiarity with video game technology," says Maureen Byrne, publisher of CoolTechSchool.com. "DDR accessories and product options have proliferated wildly because of the game's popularity, and even someone who is experienced with DDR components can find these choices confusing."
In order to play DDR in school, teachers must first decide which one of four possible game systems they should purchase to run the DDR game software. Then, they need to find the correct DDR game software to fit the hardware. Finally, the most daunting decision they'll make is selecting which one of dozens of possible DDR dance pads will best serve students playing DDR in PE class.
Further complicating teacher frustration with finding appropriate DDR equipment are high-end school grade DDR equipment bundles which transform what could be a $300 total investment into a $3,000 or more expenditure. These school grade DDR bundles offer durable metal dance platforms, but at $1,500 each, the high price excludes much of the education market.
"We agree that for middle and high school students, metal dance pads are desirable," says Byrne. "They can handle heavier use than most vinyl dance pads, plus they have the authentic cache of the true DDR arcade platforms." Continuing, Byrne explains, "What many teachers don't realize is that excellent metal dance pads can be purchased for $300 each. Even if students manage to wear these out after a year, you can replace them at least five times over for the price of one $1,500 dance pad."
To make DDR equipment bundles more price accessible to a greater number of schools, and to simplify the decision-making and shopping process for teachers, CoolTechSchool has partnered with the leading dance pad manufacturer and distributor, DDRGame, to deliver complete DDR equipment bundles appropriate for schools. With prices starting at $400, these bundles package together everything necessary to play DDR in PE class, including the recommended game system, appropriate DDR game software, and quality vinyl dance pads. Teachers searching for heavier use arcade style metal dance pads will find complete DDR bundle options starting under $700. To learn more, visit the site at http://www.cooltechschool.com.
CoolTechSchool.com is a resource website providing clear step-by-step guides for teachers who want to effectively incorporate DDR into PE classes or Karaoke Revolution into Music Education classes. The site was developed by veteran elementary school PE teachers Annalee Zweig and Terri Hauser, Music Education teacher Pamela Yelton, and Maureen Byrne, a parent who introduced DDR into the Parkway School District where DDR has been a part of Physical Education classes since 2004.
For more information, contact:
Maureen Byrne, Site Publisher
DDRGame is the leading manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of dance pads for Dance Dance Revolution, and a leading retailer of a complete line of DDR games and game system equipment. DDRGame provides exceptional customer service to the education community.
For more information, contact:
Thomas Mar, Education Sector Manager
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