Teacher Review for BrainPOP Featured Movie

Fun, engaging way to explain new concepts!

Elizabeth P.
Classroom teacher
Orchard Valley Middle School
Sewell, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, World Languages, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
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
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this oftentimes to help introduce a topic. The students watch the video and we discuss what we just saw. Often times, I ask them to go to the follow up quiz and see how they did. Most of the time, they score well for understanding. We use that as a jumping off point to work on a whole class or individual activity.
My Take
I love that it has a great sense of humor and that the kids are definitely interested. I think it is a great way to lessen the amount that I talk, while still conveying a lot of great information. The quiz provides good information about what they already understand about the topic. Super easy to access and use.