Teacher Review For BrainPOP

Great for introducing topics!

Bronwyn Main C.
Media specialist/librarian
Joseph L. Carwise Middle School
Palm Harbor, FL
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I try to incorporate an audio/visual segment for each lesson I teach in the library. This helps to meet the needs of audio/visual learners. I typically use the quizzes more than any of the other resources. I use them as a way to assess prior knowledge or as a check for understanding as part of the lesson.
My Take
I love how concise the videos are for introducing complex topics like plagiarism and citing sources. Sometimes I have a hard time 'breaking it down' for our 6th graders, but BrainPop does that for me. I'm not as keen on all of the worksheets/supplemental activities, so I often use the videos with my own activities based on the video I show.