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Helms Middle School
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Although I haven't discovered it, there must be alternative cartoon presentations of material. I generally use it as review the day before a quiz (coupled with a more hands-on activity) or as the background for a topic (a video introduction to Newton before a lesson on Newtonian physics).
Middle school Language Arts Teacher at Science Hill Independent School
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Humanities Teacher at Union Catholic Regional High School
Thursday, August 30, 2012
I often allow students to explore various topics they are interested in during our computer lab time because the site is easy for students to navigate independently.
I also use the site for remediation purposes and follow up with a short one on one lesson afterward.
It is best to preview each video first because some are extremely simple and almost too young for some of my third grade students.
What I like most about the website is that it has a lot of options to create an engaging activity, and keep students interested in learning for quite a while (there are numerous activities, videos, tests, etc.). Also there are multiple forms of the website to reach all levels of needs: BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP ESL, BrainPOP Espanol, BrainPOP International, and of course the main website BrainPop.
Now it's time to check-it-out for yourself :)
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