Session Seven Wednesday, April 21st, 3:30pm6:00pm Saturday, April 17th, 9:00pm2:00pm Proposed Topics:
Agenda http://fittingitalltogether.wikispaces.com
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Introduction to the Wii Game System and WiiFit 2b. WiiFitPlus Program Why?
You need a good sense of humor and you need to be prepared to realize how out of shape you and your students may actually be. You need a Nintendo Player, a television or projection device, the Wii Fit software, the remote and the Wii Fit Balance Board that comes with the software. There is no way you should use this software in a classroom without having invested some time and energy learning the system.
What does the Wii Fit measure? Students take a body test and establish baseline data. They set goals. They select training categories; difficulty levels and they see demonstrations. Students have to earn their way to advanced levels of the game by satisfactorily completing less difficult, previous levels. Students record their results on a calendar in the game and chart their BMI (Body Mass Index) weight and center of balance. Student progress is documented each time they play the game. With increased fitness, students unlock new exercises and games. Gradually they improve their own balance and begin to understand its importance in their overall health. It’s a technological motivator.
2c. Manually Calculate Your Body Mass Index BMI is a math problem. It is figured out by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters (squared). If you don’t know your height and weight in meters or kilograms, you can use the formula below to find your BMI: Take your height in inches. ______ Multiply that number by itself to find your height in inches squared. ______ Take your weight in pounds. ______ Divide that number by your height in inches squared. ______ Multiply that number by 703 to get your BMI. _______ Let’s say you are 5’4” tall and weigh 125 pounds. If you are 5’4”, you are 64 inches tall. 64”x64”=4,096 inches squared. 125/4,096=0.031 0.031x703=21.793 If the number is below 25, you are at a healthy weight. If the number is at least 25 but below 30, you are overweight. If the number is 30 or higher, you are obese.
2d. Calories and Exercise http://fittv.discovery.com/tools/calculators/burnrate.html
3. Wii Game System SetUp
4. Mii SetUp and Avatars

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