Teacher Review For BrainPOP Jr.

Relatively low-priced, great videos to teach writing in lower grades!

Courtney E.
Online Teacher and Curriculum Developer
Temecula Advantage Virtual School, Temecula, CA
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It No
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
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Since I work in an independent study-based program, this application functions as an extension to the one-on-one tutorial-based support that tales place in our virtual school's computer lab. In a comprehensive setting I would recommend this as a refresher or an introductory video that is likely to engage a number of students while solidifying basic concepts for all. I do not encourage teachers to rely upon the videos as a method for comprehensively teaching specific subject-matter-related topics.
My Take
Personally, I find the "cartoon" presentations to be fairly humorous/corny and again, I think it can be a great way to introduce and/or review information, though I do not believe it's comprehensive in nature. Teachers can effectively use these videos and interactive activities in a judicious manner when basing their lesson-revisions upon student scores.