Teacher Review For BrainPOP Jr.

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Kathy V.
Technology coordinator
Edmonton AB, Canada
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My Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it to launch at topic of discussion or a project. For example, after watching the healthy eating videos (you can have them watch as a small group or as a whole class) we then had discussions, posed questions, and watched the video again to see if we could answer our questions about healthy eating. Students were then able to create a powerpoint with the information they learned. A much more interactive way to learn about healthy eating in the higher grades and not too time consuming for teacher set up.
My Take
I like the brain pop videos. They are a great way to address curriculuar content, are engaging for students and can be the launching pad to further activities and class discussions. The only drawback is the cost.