Teacher Review for GoNoodle

GoNoodle has been my favorite classroom app (TK-4th grade) that motivates the students and refocuses their attention back on their work. Not only is it great to use during rainy day schedules, it is also great for "brain breaks."

Griselda S.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 2
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used GoNoodle in my classes (TK- 4th grade). I use it during lessons that may be time consuming and students need a special brain break to refocus and to just get them moving and out of their seats. Also, I have used GoNoodle during inclement weather when students have been in the classroom all day long without an outside recess. After a very moving GoNoodle video, I normally conclude the brain break with a yoga style video.
My Take
I don't believe GoNoodle is just a teaching tool. It does have some teaching components that are great for the students. Some of the videos teach lessons on mindful behavior such as kindness, friendship, and how to appropriately self regulate behavior during times of stress or anger.