Teacher Review For BrainPOP

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Cassie B.
Classroom teacher
Culloden Elementary School
Culloden, WV
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My Grades 3, 4, 5
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 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 frequently show Brain Pop videos on the SMART Board to introduce new concepts to my students. I have also used the videos to provide re-teaching for struggling students. The quizzes are a quick and easy formative or summative assessment.
My Take
Tim and Moby have a way of captivating the students' attention while explicitly and clearly explaining concepts. The videos are entertaining and also very educational. The only draw back to the website is the cost. There are many free videos, but many of the features require a paid subscription.