Teacher Review For BrainPOP

BrainPop is the bomb!

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My Grades 7
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use BrainPop at the beginnings of lessons when I need just a short introduction that contains key concepts and vocabulary. For example, before reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, we watched short, animated videos on Hitler, WWII, and the holocaust. Instead of standing in front of the class lecturing or having them read information on these subjects, we were able to cover the information in just a few minutes in a format that held their attention.
My Take
This is one website for which I don't mind paying. I use it at least on a weekly basis and can usually find information on the topic I will be presenting. It gives information in an interesting format that students enjoy and doesn't take more than ten minutes of class time.