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Brain Breaks

I love, love, love using brain breaks in the classroom.  Anytime you notice a lull or a lack of participation a quick brain break is a great way to get students engaged again.  Brain breaks can be a variety of things from singing a song, doing 20 jumping jacks, or doing a little dance. My student teacher and I found these great Disney Just Dance Videos on YouTube. They have ones for “Under the Sea,” “Bare Necessities,” “Be Our Guest,” and more.  Now, as a teacher, using YouTube videos can be a concern because you never know what ad could pop up.  Our district found this great site, that you might already know about, but if you don’t I had to share.  It’s called SafeShare.Tv.  It is a way to show YouTube videos in the classroom in a safe way.  You put the web address into the SafeShare website and it provides you with a safe link to use in the classroom – ad free.  The website is www.safeshare.tv.  Wonderful website and wonderful way to show some fun dance brain breaks on the Smart Board!

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    June 21, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Thanks for sharing. I had never heard of it!

    First Grade and Fabulous

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    June 21, 2013 at 4:01 am

    No problem. Definitely check it out – it's a great site!

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    June 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing this!! We have YouTube blocked by our district's server, but there are so many good videos there that I want to use with my students. I cannot wait to try this in the fall.

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    Bevin Reinen
    July 3, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Hi there. I write for an early childhood education web company called DegreeProspects.com, and came across your blog while searching for good Nevada teaching blogs. I'll be referring your site. I also have an education blog of my own and thought you might enjoy this article I wrote about brain breaks. I love them, too!


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    July 4, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Hi Debbie!
    I totally understand that feeling. For years, I found great things on YouTube, but couldn't use them in the classroom. Hope this website helps you out!


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    July 4, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Hi Bevin,
    I appreciate you checking my blog out. I will definitely check out your blog and article on brain breaks. Thanks for sharing!


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