Back in January I was able to get a hands-on demo of an exciting product called Moki. Moki is an activity/ fitness tracker designed for school use. Unlike consumer products like Fitbit, Moki doesn’t use Bluetooth, wifi, or GPS. Instead students simply wear the Moki band and tap-in and tap-out on an RFID scanner that is connected to your computer. All data about steps taken during the day are stored on your local computer and not on Moki’s service. My full overview of the service is available here.
When I wrote my initial review of Moki it wasn’t available for U.S. schools. A couple of weeks ago that changed and you can now purchase Moki for U.S. schools.
Uses for Moki
The obvious use for Moki is simple tracking toward collective class goals like 100,000 steps in a day. You can also create small groups within your class to create group goals.
A use for Moki that I didn’t think of, but was shared with me by one of Moki’s founders, is to use the data collected through Moki to optimize room change schedules between classes in day. By optimizing those schedules schools are able to help students get in a little bit more activity in a day.
DIY Fitness Trackers
If Moki’s pricing doesn’t fit with your budget, it is possible to create your own fitness tracker program by using Google Forms and Google Sheets. Learn how to do that by watching my video below.