Teacher Review For BrainPOP Featured Movie

Make Your Brain Pop with Knowledge!!

Pamela E.
Technology coordinator
P.S. 36 Margaret Douglas
New York, NY
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Brain Pop continues to increase in their product. The feature of Make a Map is a great addition to the movie clips. As a technology instructor I am able to allow the students to utilize the computers in the lab. I preview the movie and set up guided questions including the support features available through Brain Pop. ( Check out the FYI section for more on the site).
My Take
BrainPop is a great teaching tool. I especially like the various topics which are aligned to standards and that it serves all the students from my assessments. The students are totally engaged and actually ask for to watch the various clips regularly. The new add-ons such as concept mapping and Snap thought require a computer which may seem daunting for a classroom environment. Therefore I would suggest using a graphic organizer and have the students jot down specific key concepts as the teacher stops the video clip a various intervals. The guided questions will aid them in the completion of the maps.