Teacher Review For BrainPOP

A good source of animated videos and lesson appropriate games.

Alice G.
Classroom teacher
Vienna International School
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My Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
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 Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use BrainPop for science with grades 6-8. When I give my students a task, I also provide them with a list of links that they can use to find further information and to relevant games. BrainPop is normally good source of both but only if you have a subscription, the free content is very limited.
My Take
The videos are short, easy to understand and can be played with subtitles which makes them ideal for ELL students. Each video is surrounded by links to related content which makes it easy for students to navigate to around a topic. The videos are suitable for flipped learning to ensure that students at least understand the basics. They are not detailed enough to extend learning.