Teacher Review For BrainPOP

The videos are sort of catchy!

Brad P.
Technology coordinator
Mesa Public Schools
Mesa, AZ
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
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
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used this product to reinforce content as well as introduce my students to brand new concepts. The kids really are engaged to the animations and it helps them to understand the content in a meaningful and relevant way. This is video based instruction so there might be limitations of its use based on technology that you have present in your classroom. If you are in a computer lab, you can have the students watch the videos in small groups or as individuals. If not, you can present one video at a time to the class.
My Take
This product is a great resource, but as others have previously mentioned, it is quite costly. The material is fresh and relevant. But some of the videos were more animated and that was a problem for older kids. I would use a supplement to my curriculum.