Teacher Review For BrainPOP Featured Movie

Great way to engage and inspire!

Nicole C.
Classroom teacher
Burlington, WI
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My Grades 6
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have found BrainPop to be especially helpful when introducing a topic. This is just one example: My advanced 7th grade class was about to start reading the novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. My students had very little historical knowledge of this time period. I easily found several BrainPop videos about Germany, it rulers, and the time period. As a class, we watched and discussed these videos. In one class 45 minutes class period, I was able to provide the basic background knowledge my students needed. I have found BrainPop to be helpful with science, social studies, language arts, and math. BrainPop also has a teacher resource area with lesson plans ideas and ties to Common Core Standards.
My Take
BrainPop is awesome! The knowledge gained in just 5 minutes cannot be beat. Teachers can use whole class or individualized instruction to assign a short, engaging video to introduce, reinforce, or reteach content. At the end of each video, students/teachers can have immediate feedback on knowledge gained by taking a 10 question quiz.