Teacher Review For BrainPOP

Great website for building a Digital Citizenship course for 5th grades

Elisabeth L.
Media specialist/librarian
The Joseph Sears School
Kenilworth, IL
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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 Knowledge gain
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used it to produce a Digital Citizenship course for my 5th graders. I used MyBrainpop to invite them to my class so that I could create a targeted assessment based on the films we watched and the FYIs we read as a group and the discussions we had. I had them take the quiz as a group at the end of class as a quick review. I had them all open a new note in their Notablity app to produce a study guide based on their notes. I gave them a template with basic notes to take but with space to add their own comments as well. They added to the Notability app note at each session.
My Take
One of the great strengths of using MyBrainPop is that I got detailed results on the assessment. I could really see what the students understood and where there were holes in their understanding. This will inform my teaching for next year and what to review with these same students in 6th grade.