Teacher Review for BrainPOP Jr.

Great way to get students hooked on a topic or concept

Stephanie B.
Language Arts & Humanities teacher, MYP Personal Project Coordinator &Technology enthusiast
University Of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used the videos to either introduce a concept or to reinforce understanding of the concept. I used Apple TV and projected the videos wirelessly through my iPad. The students loved to complete the quiz at the end, and I passed the iPad around to let them take turns choosing the answers. They love Moby.
My Take
I am not always keen to use videos in the classroom, but teaching Music over the past two years I used this site. I used both the regular and the junior sites, to explain concepts in music that were otherwise abstract. Very useful, and the kids love it.