Saturday, May 31, 2014

Go Noodle: A Site Teachers Are Raving About

Just today, I came across blog posts from two teachers who praised GoNoodle.
https://www.gonoodle.com/

This is not a site I know, but it is one I plan to explore.

For now, I offer links to the posts where the teachers explain how they use the site.

In this post, kindergarten teacher, Matt Gomez, gives an excellent overview of the site. Click on the image to learn what Matt has to say about the site. You can see his students' enthusiasm in the picture.

http://bit.ly/1gQiOgH

In this post, another teacher of young children, Nikki Vrandenburg, recommends the site in her list of sites she uses with her students.  GoNoodle comes up first in her post: "My New Favorite Web Tools."

And just an hour after I originally wrote this post, I found on my Twitter feed this picture posted by a former graduate student who teaches 2nd grade, whose students judging from the picture are excited to use GoNoodle:


So I got back in touch with the teacher on Twitter to ask her how her second graders liked GoNoodle, and here's her reply.



Do these teachers' endorsements convince you to check out the site? Had you heard of the site before? Based on what you learned about the site, would you consider exploring it for use in your classroom?


4 comments:

  1. I've never personally used GoNoodle, but many of my colleagues do. The students, especially the younger ones, absolutely love it! I think it's a great option for brain breaks. When I get a Bright Links in my classroom next year I would like to start using it regularly. Thank you for sharing the link to "Having Fun in K-1" about other web tools. There are some things on the list I would love to check out.

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  2. I cannot wait to try GoNoodle! In 5th grade it gets a little harder for students to buy into the things like Brain Gym and Simon Says, but the movement breaks are still very necessary. This looks like a very engaging and motivating way to get kids moving and re-energized. I like how the teacher can choose between Yoga, Zumba, Olympic activities and other dances. I can see this working not just for brain breaks, but also rewards that the class has to earn. Thank you so much for sharing, I will pass this along to my colleagues as well.

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  3. Some of the teachers at my school use it and the kids really like it! It is a great way to get kids up and moving in between lessons, and they love to see their little monster creature grow! I will be looking into using it next year if I get a Smartboard!

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  4. I am so excited to find out about GoNoodle! I'm not sure I will be able to fit it in this year, but I will definitely be adding it to my classroom next year. It seems like a great resource for a brain break and a way to incorporate exercise and movement into the classroom. Thank you so much for sharing this great site that you came across!

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