- Eastlake Middle School in Chula Vista, Calif., is using a physical education program called SPARK for iPad.
- A Carol M. White Physical Education Program federal grant allowed them to buy 40 iPads and train 50 instructors in their district to use SPARK for lesson plans, assessment and grading.
- Danielle Cherry, a PE teacher at Eastlake, praises the app's effectiveness in a post for eSchool News.
From the article:
The pressures of being a physical education teacher in today’s public school environment are mounting. We’re being asked to strike a balance between government physical fitness mandates for America’s children and extreme budget cuts. Like many other public schools, we at Eastlake Middle School in Chula Vista, Calif., are struggling to walk that tightrope with fewer and fewer supports and are continuously searching for tools that help us achieve that goal. ...