Teacher Review For GoNoodle

Brain Break Bonanza

Jenny O.
Classroom teacher
A.D. Henderson University School
Boca Raton, FL
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 2
Support 3
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've used brain breaks in my classroom for several years, but GoNoodle makes them easier and more fun. I teach in STEAM Lab and only have two minutes between classes. I can put on a brain break from GoNoodle and be confident that my students will be engaged while I finish setting up for the activity. It is one of the websites I keep open in a tab all day. Anytime we need to get our wiggles out or have just a few minutes between activities, we use a brain break from GoNoodle.
My Take
The academic brain breaks are a little generic, but many can be customized if you take the time. My students love to watch the class monster grow and change. There are a variety of activities to choose from at varying activity levels. I know from experience that an exceptionally wiggly class is more ready to learn after a high energy Zumba song.