Teacher Review For BrainPOP

Anticipatory Sets for Younger Learners

Michael G.
Classroom teacher
Bayshore Middle School
Leonardo, NJ
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My Grades 6, 8
My Subjects Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
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 General
How I Use It
I use BrainPop maily with my 6th grade students as an introduction to the lesson or a unit. I like how it has activities available that show students the importance of knowledgeable note taking from videos.
My Take
I think it is best suited for younger learners. My 8th graders find Tim and Moby to be too elementary, especially when they are exposed to other web resources that can do the same tasks. I do like the activities and rarely have to modify them, so they support all student learning.