Teacher Review For BrainPOP

Great tool to use as an opening activity!

Christy B.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 9, 10
My Subjects Science
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 2
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
How I Use It
This app would be used at the beginning of a new topic. For instance I used this app to explain the definition of acceleration. It was easy for the kids to understand and was humorous. The app could have used more in depth explanation of the definition and examples of more than one problem. Most of the students answered the review quiz questions correctly. Next time I use it I will have them pair share to answer the questions.
My Take
I really like using this application. Most of the time I do not need to review the entire video because it only touches the surface of the topic. This app should not be used in place of a lesson instead it is an opening activity. Moby makes it fun by his silly antics and also the kids like the silly sounds he makes. The definition was a lot shorter than the one I use and needs to be revised. Also the video hits on positive and negative acceleration but does not review the terms, instead they had Moby stop on the skateboard.