New technology allows school districts to instantly gather and track student physical activity.
Oswego, Illinois (PRWEB) February 27, 2015
Walk4Life, a US company headquartered near Chicago, has completed development of their patented SmartCase system. A long trusted provider of pedometers and activity monitor technology for the fitness and wellness market, Walk4Life has recently focused on developing the SmartCase system to support physical educators challenged with providing state mandated physical activity requirements. School districts nationwide have struggled to balance limited resources with mandates to achieve national academic standards. In many cases, this has led to hard administrative choices, resulting in significantly reduced physical education programming and the elimination of recess in many districts.
Recently in California, parents concerned that state mandated physical activity requirements were being ignored, launched and won a law suit against several school districts. This has raised alarm bells amongst school administrators and their boards throughout California and across the nation as they struggle to document the physical activity levels of their students. In addition, the case has been made that a strategic use of physical activity can help students become more eager to learn, improve classroom management and deliver better academic performance.
In response to this need, Walk4Life developed the SmartCase system, which enables teachers, physical fitness coaches and school district administrators to easily and accurately gather, monitor and track the physical activity of individual students and, most importantly, report the data in class, school or district group reports.
“We have a long history with physical educators and have valued their support over the years. There are a large number of activity units available today but nothing has existed, until now, that allowed the easy gathering of group data. We are excited to be able to provide them with a powerful and affordable solution that will document and support the effectiveness of their programming,” said Andrew Carver (CEO – Walk4Life.com).
“State's physical fitness laws were put in place to protect our children and ensure that they were subjected to proper levels of daily activity. I am proud to be able to provide this wonderful technology in support of the valuable role of our children’s physical educators,” said Ann Mayon (Walk4Life Sales Manager)."
For more information, contact Walk4Life.com at (888) 422-1806 or send an email to info(at)walk4life(dot)com
Case number is: CGC-13-534975.
Filing Date - March 6, 2014
Filed by - Ronnie Otero
Cal200 et al vs. San Francisco Unified School District et al