Teacher Review for BrainPOP Jr.

Great supplement to the curriculum!

Brandy D.
Special education instructor
Ducketts Lane Elementary School
Elkridge, MD
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My Grades 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use BrainPOPjr with my students. They all have individual needs. Some of them are diploma bound and some are certificate bound. However, they all need to be exposed to the content for their grade level. After being in inclusion and getting instruction from their general educators, I supplement using the videos that are super engaging and colorful. The best part is that the videos are short. I pre-watch the videos in order to create activities and quizzes with visuals for my students.
My Take
I think that BrainPOPjr is a great tool to use with students of all ages. It is interactive and fun. The videos are super engaging and the kids LOVE it. There are so many different categories to choose from. There are videos for math, ELA, science and health. I do think that it would be nice if there were more differentiated versions of the activities they offer for each video. It offers games that move through different levels of difficulty.Overall I believe that this tool is worth the price.