Teacher Review For BrainPOP Jr.

Engaging Videos!

Amanda M.
Special Education Instructor
Liberty Corner Elementary School
Liberty Corner, NJ
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My Grades 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used BrainPop Jr. for many lessons. This past week I used it for an introduction to letter writing. My class is writing friendly letters so only the first part of the video was appropriate for the lesson.
My Take
a) The videos are academically engaging for all students. b) The website does not require downloads. c) BrainPOP provides videos for Spanish Speaking Students and ESL Students. Cons of using BrainPOP: a) The videos only provide animations, therefore may lack some realistic aspect to the material. b) There are not videos for every topic in Language Arts in Brain PopJr.