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The problem with replacing teachers with WiiFit and GuitarHero is that it would cost the district much more than a teacher's salary to purchase enough hardware and software for 30-40 students to be active for and hour in class. And, yes, legally a teacher needs to be present unless you want expensive law suits against the school for fights that break out over drug deals that would be going on between kids that really don't care to be playing WiiFit when they could be shooting up or smoking a joint since no teacher is around.
Besides, if you really knew what Physical Education and Music Education was all about, you'd know that it requires team-work, working together to produce a specific outcome that brings about a sense of accomplishment, community achievement, and it fullfills a sense of belonging. Without them, that sense of belonging might be fullfilled in other ways that are non-productive to society, such as gangs.
Believe me, teachers are well aware of technology and have a desire to use it, and many do. But it comes with a price tag, too! Figure it out.
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