Teacher Review For BrainPOP

A good starting point. Simple explanations for complex topics.

Matt S.
Instructional Technology Specialist/Science Teacher
Sunrise Park Middle School
White Bear Lake, MN
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with General
Low literacy
How I Use It
In my classroom we mainly use BrainPOP as a remediation resource. If students are still struggling with a concept after we have explored it in class, they can independently explore the videos to have the content explained to them in a different way.
My Take
BrainPOP is a great starting point for a lesson or a good way to get students up to speed on the basics of a certain concept. I like how simply Tim & Moby explain the content. The videos are just long enough to cover the topic without students losing focus. The website also has a nice design to it. What you can't count on BrainPOP for is engaging in higher level thinking and applying knowledge. The quizzes at the end of the videos only contain multiple choice questions that require rote memorization from the videos. Overall, BrainPOP is a great site to deliver basic information to students in an engaging format.