Teacher Review For BrainPOP Jr.

Engaging material - watch before use, though

Lyndsay H.
Student Teacher
Malcolm (Malcolm, NE)
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My Grades 3
My Subjects Math
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I have used it to explore scientific concepts such as energy as well as writing topics like nouns, parts of speech, and using punctuation. The videos were either used to introduce a topic or reinforce a lesson that I had already taught. The quizzes are fun for students to try on their own, but sometimes we do them together as a class. It has been used mostly as a whole class instructional tool.
My Take
BrainPOP Jr. takes material that could be really boring for me to talk about and makes it engaging for students with cartoons that seem well thought out and purposeful. I am able to find videos that align well with our curriculum and standards.