Teacher Review For BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

Great Way to Help Students Understand New Concepts

Courtney S.
Classroom teacher
Central City Elementary School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this website for whole class introduction or further explanation of a new subject. I often pull it up and we watch as a class. I have used it for life cycles, holidays, and historic figures. I pull up the video, and stop when the questions are asked. I give my students the opportunity to answer them. We then go on and do the vocabulary review and games as a whole group.
My Take
I love that this site has such a large variety of subjects. They have holidays, they have a variety of science, math, reading, and historic videos, and they teach them in kid friendly words and ways. They also have Moby the robot that is a great attention grabber. What kid does not love robots. I always find that kids tend to listen to him on subjects they may otherwise find boring.