Differentiation, Genetics and Test Prep: More Creative Use of the BrainPOP Mixer

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For years BrainPOP educators have been asking for the ability to modify and create their own BrainPOP quizzes to differentiate for various groups of students.  Now, with the introduction of the Mixer, that request has been fulfilled!   Many of our teacher subscribers have taken advantage of this exciting development and are especially excited about the advent of open ended response questions in addition to the traditional selective response.

At BrainPOP Educators, we regularly look for interesting ways that people are using the Mixer, and recently came across some gems!  BrainPOP Educator @joggerstc has been creating 2 versions of each quiz for her classes in Sullivan School district in MO, this is a great way to differentiate for students on various levels.  @ginakay created a quiz describing scenarios that illustrate mental health disorders, the answers are the disorders themselves! Educator @mzmorgan22 designed 2 mid year review quizzes with no less that 175 questions each!  Now that’s test prep!

Have you mixed a quiz recently?  If not, check out this tutorial, and get started today!

  • nancylandis

    I love the idea of customizing a quiz that will combine both the information from the classroom and the brainpop site! It creates a connection for the students and the parents can see that their child is using both technology and traditional studies. I can’t wait to make one for my unit plan on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night!

  • welee2013

    I like the ideal of varying your quizzes to fit educational needs of the students in the class. With the mixer it makes this process easier to do and that is a valuable resource.

  • Brittany

    I really like being able to incorporate the information in the video and in the lesson into the quiz. I also like the idea of being able to differentiate between the students instead of just using the quiz at the end of the video. Now that I’ve found this feature, I really want to try a lesson where I introduce a topic with the video, discuss the video, teach the lesson, and then have the closure of a review using my questions for my students. I’m dying to try this out in the classroom.

  • laudi

    differentiating the quizzes to meet the meets of the students is just amazing!
    Thank you