Go Noodle

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/

4 thoughts on “Go Noodle

  1. Joelle, my class uses GoNoodle all the time! They love it. GoNoodle has come in handy for my class in more ways than one. For example, when we are stuck inside for recess because it is raining, my students and I access the yoga videos. The students use GoNoodle as a reward, they love their songs, especially Wobbly Man. We also listen to the lunch song everyday before snack. Great choice!!

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  2. I love Go Noodle. I have seen it use in Kindergarten and 1st grade and kids love this. It allows them to get their wiggles out and move around some. They are also songs and videos that stick with the kids so they then have their favorite just a few weeks into the school year. Since the kids get so excited to do one of the videos I have also seen it as a reward if they get through a certain activity. What a great way to get kids excited about moving around.

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  3. Thank you for introducing this application! I cannot wait to check it out with my four year old, and I would definitely integrate this app into my class if I were a teacher for young students. I think some of the dancing videos are good for kids up to 9 or 10 years old. I wish the app included a break down of the different dance movements prior to the start of each video. They have it structured so they just jump right into the routine. It would be nice to have a warm-up where the kids can actually practice the moves and learn names of dances prior to the start of the dance. I guess it is meant to be more fun than educational.

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  4. Hello Joelle, I have never heard about Go Noodle before reading your blog post, and I am definitely interested in this Ed Trech tool! This is a great way to keep children active and let them burn their energy. I can also see this being used on rainy days when kids cant go out to play for recess or lunch. Great discovery! Thanks for sharing.

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