Teacher Review For BrainPOP

It is a versatile learning website that features a lot of topics in various subjects

ABy M.
Classroom teacher
High School for Leadership and Public Service
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this product mostly when I am trying to introduce lessons that are tough for students to initially understand. Ex. DNA and RNA. Students understand the basic idea that DNA and RNA are chemical molecules found in cells that code for specific traits. Students love watching short movies of Tim and Moby (the main characters in the cartoon) and they enjoy getting introduced to topics in this manner because the cartoon is short and very funny.
My Take
I like this teaching website a lot because in my opinion it summarizes concepts in a simple manner. I tell my students that Brainpop movies makes science much easier to understand and they agree with me because the cartoons use science vocabulary incorporated in everyday conversations.