Teacher Review for BrainPOP Jr.

This program is great in ensuring younger students are introduced to a variety of topics, in a fun, creative, and visually stimulating way!

Virginia L.
Technology coordinator
Granville T. Woods Community Learning School 335
Brooklyn, NY
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it in my computer lab to support almost every single subject and topic area taught at my elementary school in NYC. I have digital copies of K-5 curriculum and scope & sequence for ELA, Math, Science, & S.S. and I am constantly aligning units of study to Brainpop Jr Videos that effectively support each particular topic or curriculum area. This program works very well with the young students, and even the ELL population ( they have an ESL version). Not only do I use the videos by their topics, but I also like their games. The Simple Machines game, which was created by The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, serves as a great example of the quality of educational games an educator can use with students. It supports our 3rd grade science scope & sequence (Forces & Motion, NYC ). I can also create a teacher quiz or have my students generate 'brainstorming' type maps.
My Take
Everything that I mentioned above in the "How I Use It" section is just the tip of the iceberg! There is so much more that can be done in Brainpop Jr.! Some is free but it is completely worth it to buy a subscription. Our school has purchased a site license, 24/7 use, for the last 4 years. I truly recommended.