Teacher Review for BrainPOP Jr.

What Library Media Specialists think of BrainPop Jr.

Ashley G.
Educator
Essex Elementary
Essex, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Practice
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
How I Use It
I use BrainPop Jr. for grades K-2. The variety of topics , brings another form of learning for students. In grades 1 & 2 ,I let students use their headphones and review the BrainPop Jr. video at their own pace. For kindergarten students, we do whole group instruction due to them not having 1 on 1 devices. BrainPop Jr. also has a quiz associated with every video, that will test a students knowledge to make sure they understood the video. I recently showed a BrainPop Jr. video as an engagement portion to a new lesson I was teaching to first grade about finding just right books.
My Take
BrainPop Jr. is an excellent teaching tool. It also allows students to be engaged in the topic by teaching students from a cartoon video aspect. I really like how there is a quiz or an additional activity with the video, to really test students knowledge about the topic and video they have watched. The only critique I would give is that BrainPop Jr. requires you to log in to watch videos. It would be helpful if majority of the videos did not require a log in.