Teacher Review for GoNoodle

Terrific transitioning activities!

Becky K.
Classroom teacher
Avonworth Elementary School
Pittsburgh, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used "Go Noodle" almost every day this year. It was a fantastic tool to refocus my students as we transitioned from one content area to the next or when energy and attention levels were low in the afternoon.
My Take
The site has plenty of activities to choose from, there are activities such as yoga or deep breathing exercises to calm students or exciting dance tutorials to help build energy or refresh the mind. The site provides a reward for minutes of activity. there are characters that grow and levels to be achieved. My students could not wait to earn more minutes and see what kind of changes the character would make. Quite a few of my students went home and created their own accounts because they enjoyed the activities so much. While these activities are not curriculum related, I did see an increase in focus following a "brain-break". I think this is an essential tool in the elementary classroom.