After researching educational technology tool, what I discovered was that there are so many tools that you can find online and free. This was something that as a teacher I thought was really fun. Being able to access so many different tools with just the click of the mouse and to have it be free is something I can see being really important to teachers.
The tool I choose to explore was the website Go Noodle. Which is a website dedicated to getting children active, while engaging their mind as well. Go Noodle has a massive library of videos for exercising; they have workout videos, videos working on mindfulness and meditation, guided dance videos, and so much more. We know that the connection between the mind and the body is very important; Go Noodle makes it easy to have fun moments as a class or family to get active!
One thing about Go Noodle is that it is directed at a younger age group, students in older grade might not be as excited to try out these videos, but for the younger students it is perfect. One of the benefits of Go Noodle is that it is web based and free, but if you have limited Internet capabilities it would be harder to access Go Noodle. I can see Go Noodle being an effective tool to help physical wellness and academic success as well as social-emotional health for years to come. Some might say you can relate Go Noodle to YouTube, so why would you need a whole new site? I think that while you might find similar videos on YouTube, on Go Noodle you don’t really have to weed through lot of bad videos just to find that one good one. All of these videos are fun, engaging, and appropriate. Here is the link to go noodle to check it out: https://www.gonoodle.com/