Teacher Review For BrainPOP Jr.

An illustrated approach to a cross-curricular bevy of topics

Steve B.
Classroom teacher
Henry Highland Garnet/PS 175M
Manhattan, NY
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects Math, Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Oftentimes, we look for ways to help students, especially those with special needs, to better engage with material typically presented in printed format. The recurring cast of characters and humorous tone of the BrainPop, Jr., material immediately captures our students' attention and also helps them develop a deeper relationship with instruction.
My Take
I'm always glad to utilize BrainPop, Jr., when it applies to our instruction, but it would be great if the videos featured interactive checkpoints that allowed students to check their understanding throughout the duration of any selected clip. I also would like for content to be updated more frequently and reflexively given teachers' needs and wants.