Teacher Review for BrainPOP

BrainPOP

Diane N.
Classroom teacher
Double Churches Elementary School
Columbus, United States
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My Grades 4
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Whole class
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
BrainPOP is a great supplemental resource for the classroom. The students love it and are excited to use it. The maps, movie, and quiz features build skills for taking notes and comprehension. It is a good way to introduce a topic, but some activities can be worksheet-oriented. Choose the activities and method of presentation to meet your needs. I am excited that Newsela is now an embedded feature that will help differentiate instruction for all learners.
My Take
I really like BrainPOP and the way my students react to it. The biggest drawback, in my opinion, is the subscription cost. A classroom subscription, right now, is $230. A school subscription is $1,795. There are also subscription options for family use, homeschools, and virtual schools.