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TES students, teachers combine technology, physical education


Students at Tallassee Elementary School are saying, “Yes Wii can.”

Both students and faculty at TES are fighting obesity in physical education classes with new Nintendo Wii machines and programs.

TES principal Wayne Pressley said the members of the P.E. Department approached him at the end of the last school year with the idea of purchasing the Wii machines to use in class as a way of incorporating more technology.

“The P.E. Department is doing a tremendous job with coordinating dance and exercise with these Wii machines,” Pressley said. “The students are happy to go to P.E. now.”

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Academic and Policy Affects of Physical Fitness and the Wee Can Fight Obesity Program

The Wee Can Fight ObesitySM, as a component of the physical fitness class setting, will not only serve to enhance physical fitness, but to enhance academics through cognitive stimuli and to enhance social development with improved self-esteem.

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