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.
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.