Think about SparkSchools?
Friday, August 22, 2008
I really enjoy SparkPeople and I tell anyone who asks me how I lost weight this summer that I found a great site. If they have time, I show them my Start Page and go through some of the great features. I’m a high school librarian, so I see a lot of teachers. I’ve made it a point to show the site to our health teacher and our PE teachers. They all like it and they ask how high school students could best use SparkPeople.
I would like to see a SparkSchool section that would have things in it about health and fitness especially for high school students. Most (but sadly not all) of our students don’t need to lose weight, but they all would benefit from other excellent features like the exercise and video workouts and the health articles. The food and fitness trackers would be really useful, too. It would need to be something that teachers could show students quickly and that students could sign up for easily. Teenager discussion groups could be different from those for adults—things that would interest teenagers and geared toward a lifetime of health. There could be a teachers’ forum, and it would be great to include lesson plans that would use the best features of SparkSchool.
I enjoy SparkPeople and wish I had found it sooner. It would be great for our young people to enter adulthood already familiar with SparkPeople and ready for a long and healthy life.