How I Use It
I use this product to introduce a topic of study, to provide students with a choice of activities to increase understanding, and as an assessment tool.
I use the short (usually less than 5 minutes) video to introduce the topic of study. There are many activities available including a game, joke, and word wall, as well as the opportunity for students to draw, write, discuss, and read about the topic. Most students request to view the video again, which they can do on their own or in a group.
At the end of the unit of study, the quiz is used in various ways as an assessment tool.
Brainpop Jr. is an excellent teaching tool! My students are excited whenever I use this product. The videos with Annie and Moby are informative and engaging. The lesson plans and the Brainpop Educators section have a multitude of ideas for teachers.