I usually post about free resources, but I thought I would make an exception today. The GoNoodle basic account is free, but all of the schools in our county just received access to the Plus version due to a generous grant. To be honest, I had never even looked at the Plus version before now.
For those of you who haven’t tried GoNoodle, it’s a great site for promoting movement (also known as brain breaks) during the school day. A free membership allows you to create classes and gives you access to a huge supply of videos that range from silly to exhausting. It’s been a popular activity for the last few years in my Kinder, 1st, and 2nd GT classes.
The Plus version of GoNoodle cost $99 per year. I was perfectly happy with the free version, but I am definitely enjoying the added features in Plus. The biggest benefit is the option to customize several of the videos to fit your curriculum.
For example, the Mega Math Marathon will help your students practice grade level math fluency as they run in place. Bodyspell allows you to create customized word lists for the students to spell out with their bodies. When my 1st graders were learning about the continents on Monday, I was able to create customized multiple choice questions for them to answer while they experienced the Montana James adventure.
With GoNoodle Plus, I think the site will appeal to my older students (3rd, 4th, and 5th) as well. Getting the opportunity to move around while still learning will be a welcome option for many of them.
Here is more information on GoNoodle Plus in case you are interested. Also, this is the direct link to the GoNoodle Plus Integration Guide. GoNoodle offers a 15-day trial if you aren’t sure you have the funds to commit for a year-long subscription.