Those of you who have followed my updates on the accountability page this week have probably noticed that I’m in London for the BETT Show. The BETT Show is the biggest educational technology event in Europe. Except for Apple, all of the big players in the educational technology market are here. But there also hundreds of small companies here. 5-a-Day Fitness is one of those companies that I met today.
5-a-Day Fitness is a company that hosts short videos that lead students for five minutes of a fun exercise that can be done in a classroom, at home in a living room, or anywhere else that you want to exercise. The videos have clear instructions for students to follow. And as the title of this post revealed, the videos are available in multiple languages. The videos can be watched in English, French, Spanish, and Welsh.
The videos that are in French, Spanish, and Welsh can be watched with English subtitles. You can also turn off the subtitles.
I asked Ian from 5-a-Day Fitness what makes their program different from GoNoodle. He pointed out that 5-a-Day Fitness includes videos for “cooling down” after activities to restore students’ focus before engaging in an academic task.
5-a-Day Fitness offers a free 14 trial. I recommend taking advantage of that trial before committing to a subscription. The videos are good, but I wish that there were more of them. I worry that students will get bored with the same dozen videos after a while.