BrainPOP Jr. is an engaging resource that adequately promotes fun learning!
BrainPOP Jr. is a great resource! It touches on a variety of subjects such as math, science, reading, writing, social studies, art, and even health! Within these broader topics, there are various subtopics that specialize in a smaller scope of information, complete with a lesson plan, quiz, and other interactive tools to use in class. The site is full of bright colors and intricate animations, creating an enticing presentation for students who may have short attention spans or learning deficits. What I think is so great about this site, is the health section, because despite your primary subject, it touches on things such as mental health and issues some students may be going through, such as divorce or bullying. These sensitive topics may be difficult for some students, and they may not have a trusted adult to speak with about concerns they have. Showing these videos are a great way to establish trust and promote a comfortable environment within your classroom for students to know they are not alone. Not only that, but the videos are very informative and easily explain tough topics in a way young students understand. I actually remember using BrainPOP Jr. when I was a middle school student, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way the information was presented.
How I Use It
Being that I am a college student, I do not have the ability to use it in a classroom yet, however it is a great resource for educators to have due to the way the information is presented. It is able to take a normal lesson and make it fun and engaging for students, to enhance learning and increase knowledge.