Teacher Review for BrainPOP Jr.

Great website that breaks down concepts effectively

Pat W.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Ways I use the product: .I use the videos as mini lessons with students . The quizzes are a great pre-assessment Students can use the videos as homework or to expand knowledge in a topic area. The FYI section gives students more information. Game-up is a great way to reinforce skills. The teacher provided lessons are effective and useful. They can be used as a inspiration for your own lessons Worksheets are great to use to reinforce note taking skills.
My Take
The product is a wonderful teaching tool, If a student does not get the basic concepts you can use it for individual review or as homework if a student misses a class. I wish the common core section in the lesson plans could be modified by grade level to allow printing of the standards along with the lesson. You could then print the lesson with the common core standards listed at the top. I would like to see more research videos, biographyvideos and special units in 20th Century American History example: National Parks, Dust Bowl, Primary Sources, 3-5 elementary version of citing sources