Teacher Review For BrainPOP

A Fun and Memorable Tool

Megan K.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 6
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Whole class
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
When teaching historical fiction in my ELA classes, I show BrainPOP videos to help refresh their memories of an era or to build additional knowledge. Often, the details from the BrainPOP videos are the details that they are most likely to include in their writing.
My Take
I love BrainPOP videos as a way to reinforce things that we have already learned. I appreciate that the videos are short, so they can be used at the end or beginning of class.