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Journal-News: Life-size video game learning comes to Middletown gym class

Posted on: January 3, 2020

NEW: Lü Gym in Middletown School

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Journal-News: Life-size video game learning comes to Middletown gym class

In this article, Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark spoke with Superintendent Marlon Styles and the Physical Education Teacher of Amanda Elementary, Brad Fletcher, about the newly acquired . The Lü Gym blends physical exercise with virtual gaming to create an interactive educational experience. Students practice math, reading, and science through a variety of games that the Lü Gym offers. Middletown City Schools is one of the first in the region that has this technology in its district.

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“Embracing new technology is what modern-day education is all about...”

“It definitely inspires students and impacts their learning in a very positive way (and) we are bringing core (academic) content into our physical education classes.”

“The big part I see about this is for my non-athletic kids and for kids who struggle academically.”

“Maybe you have a kid who is really intelligent in the math area but they struggle athletically and this gives them a chance to excel with the athletic kids...”

“All of our kids can participate on a level playing field.”

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