Teacher Review For BrainPOP Featured Movie

Great conversation starter or review for students

Courtenay J.
Classroom teacher
Miton Middle School
Milton, WV
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Brain Pop videos as hooks or starters for my class discussion. I usually look for a topic and if they have a video, I'll check it out. If I see that it could be beneficial to my students, I use it. The quizzes at the end of the video can be useful at times but I don't like that they are just multiple choice; I would prefer open ended questions or deeper thinking questions.
My Take
I wish that this website was not as expensive. I rarely use it because I do not want to pay for it. I use it once in an while when I sign up for a free trial but that only lasts about 10 days. I think this is a great tool for quick review or a springing board for a class discussion.