How have I not put this into my Website Wednesday yet?! I have definitely passed this website on to others for the past couple of years. This is one of the best free websites I have ever used in a classroom. Not only do I use it in the classroom, I use it with my 4 year old at home!
What is GoNoodle?
GoNoodle is a website that has a multitude of brain breaks. Brain breaks are a way for students, or anyone!, to get up and get moving after they have been sitting for an extended time. GoNoodle has put all these videos in one place for easy access. Each player gets to pick a "champ", or avatar, that gets larger and stronger as you do more videos. Eventually they max out and you get to choose a new champ.
There are a lot of videos to choose from, including Zumba, Kidz Bop, yoga, fitness, and YouTube songs. You can search them by those channels or they also have organized them into different categories including deep breathing, stretching, kinesthetic learning, etc. My favorite is the Koo Koo Kangaroo! Try some Pop See Ko!
Perhaps the easiest part is the sign up. All you have to do is register with an email address. You then can create multiple accounts under that username. It is all FREE, which is fantastic! Use this link to sign up, https://www.gonoodle.com/s/nschwartz.
There is a Plus option. The videos have a more academic feel, tied to Common Core. I have not tried this option, as it is $10 a month or $99 a year. There are some samples you can try though.
Again, sign up for a GoNoodle account today! There is going to be a GoNoodle Camp that I will feature this coming Monday in my Parent section. Enjoy!
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom