Teacher Review For BrainPOP Featured Movie

A high-interest multi-sensory interactive app that keeps even my 7th and 8th graders engaged.

Ashley K.
Special Education Instructor
Currey Ingram Academy
Brentwood, TN
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My Grades 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Science
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use this program with my students who have deficits in reading/writing skills and/or processing delays. I choose to show the subtitle/closed captioning to help enforce reading in other interest areas (such as social studies or science). We typically watch the video together as a class, students complete the quiz afterwards on their own (with the option to review) and then they guide themselves through the short activities that are at the end of the video. My students need repetition to balance their processing delays and BrainPop provides ready made high-interest videos that work very well and are easy to use/navigate.
My Take
The free featured video can be used as a comprehension tool within a reading classroom as well as a way to reinforce concepts learned within the framework of content area curriculum. The subscription is well worth the price paid per school/district, as the multitude of varied interest videos and corresponding activities helps to reinforce curriculum concepts.