Monday, April 8, 2013

Wake Up the Brain

Often in an elementary classroom, students need motor breaks. One motor break system that I used in my second grade classroom is called Wake Up the Brain. It consists of exercising for a brief five minutes, spending one minute on each of five different activities like jumping jacks, jogging in place, sit-ups, etc. Switch it up with fun dance moves for one of the minutes and the students are hooked. Accompanying the exercises with music also adds to student enjoyment.

Recently, I discovered an app for iPads that will provide another enjoyable motor break for students and I bet more of these kinds of apps are soon to follow. Watch the video below to witness how Bit Breaker, a motion sensitive game based on Pong, can get your students moving while using technology.