How I Use It
Use video clips to further extend thematic (social studies, science and health) lessons. Specifically we used BRAINPOP Jr. in the areas of habitats and plants, as well as Native Americans and Citizenship. It helped to get students excited about the topic and activate prior knowledge for engaging discussions. Students are able to then access videos at home to share with parents. There is a quiz section for higher level learners to take on the clip they watch. This helps with comprehension.
I use this in my kindergarten class on a nearly daily basis. The videos enhance any thematic lesson I am teaching about. They take already known knowledge about a familiar topic and further the learning. It is great for a SMART Board. I love that it reaches many students BRAINPOP for Elementary and Middle school, BRAINPOP Jr for early elementary, as well as BRAINPOP ESL and Espanol for ELL learners.