This is a group for educators using BrainPOP Jr. (K-3) to share ideas, resources, and brainstorm possibilities.
K-3 Teachers, Welcome Aboard!
May 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm #24979
Welcome! Please take a moment to introduce yourself to the group. Share your name, job title, the ages you work with, and your favorite way(s) to use BrainPOP Jr. with your students.May 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm #25079
Hey everyone! I’m Allisyn. I’m the Director of BrainPOP Educators, and a former classroom & technology teacher of 11 years. I was using BrainPOP & BrainPOP Jr. way before I ever thought I’d be working for BrainPOP! I most recently taught in Brooklyn, NY, and my favorite ways to use BrainPOP Jr. included taking 1 topic and stretching it out over an entire week. Anxious to meet others using BrainPOP Jr. to share ideas!June 28, 2011 at 12:07 am #25080
Hi! I’m Jacquie. I’m a 1st Grade teacher in MN. First off, I just have to say I love BrainPOP Jr… Annie & Moby are pretty much household names in our classroom. I love that there are many resources to use with each topic video. Thank you.
I currently have a SMARTboard and document camera in my classroom. I am also getting 15 iPads to use in my classroom next year. I know there is currently a BrainPOP app, but the daily movies/activities are sometimes too advanced for my kiddos. Is there a BrainPOP Jr. app in the works?July 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm #25081
Welcome, Jacquie! So glad to hear that you and your students enjoy BrainPOP!
What a great technology setup. I had a SmartBoard and a document camera and they completed changed how I taught. I’m a little jealous of your iPads. How exciting!
I will pass on your request for a BrainPOP Jr. app to our team. And just FYI, by back to school, the entire BrainPOP site will be accessible through our app if you’ve got a subscription to BrainPOP.
What are some of your favorite apps to use with your 1st graders? How might you incorporate BrainPOP Jr. if it were to become an app? What features would you hope it offered?
Looking forward to continuing the conversation!July 16, 2011 at 4:56 pm #25082
Nice to hear about the BrainPOP app change.
I will be using the iPads primarily during reading and math. For reading I use ‘Daily 5′, so it will be used for both word-work and listen to read for individual students. There are a lot of apps for both of those topics. Some of my favorite apps include BrainPop, the interactive Dr. Seuss books, Arthur Books, Sir Charlie Stinky Socks, Word Blocks, StoryWheel, and Bluster. For math I use the apps in small groups. The Everyday Mathematics games are great (there are a few now) and I really like PopMath, Domino Math, and Counting Coins apps.
I would incorporate BrainPop Jr. (as an app) for preteaching concepts to a targeted group of students for exposure or individually reviewing a topic. I use it on my SMARTboard before, during, and after teaching all the time… but it would be nice to have students be able to view a video to reinforce learning in an interactive way individually. I would hope that it would have an activity as well (similar to what you already have in place for the BrainPOP app) that is targeted toward the primary audience- a game or quiz with questions or directions read out loud.July 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm #25083
Wow – great resources and ideas. Thanks so much for sharing. Have you checked out Battleship Numberline?
I didn’t realize Everyday Math has mobile games. I just discovered this math app geared towards K-3:
I love your ideas for how you’d incorporate the BrainPOP app with young students. Sounds like a great idea for upper grades as well. We provide lesson ideas for the games we feature on GameUp, but suggestions are always welcome for improving them. I’ll definitely pass on your suggestions for a BrainPOP Jr. app to the team.
Let’s keep this conversation going — other ideas or resources for K-3?January 28, 2012 at 7:17 pm #25085
I’m also very excited to hear about the possibility of a BrainPOP Jr. App- I would definitely use it! Even with the site being accessible through the iPad, that’s a little difficult to navigate for the younger students.
I have a teaching blog with a list of all my favorite apps- you can check it out here:
StoryRobe and Audioboo have been my recent favorites for the iPad. You can use those with the students to create digital storybooks or podcasts (Like this one: http://teachinghappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2012/01/podcasting-in-classroom-audio-boo.html)
I also use the Everyday math apps- Monster Squeeze is my students’ favorite.
My students love playing BrainPop Jr. games on the computer!September 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm #25088
Third Grade TeacherMember
Hi… I am a third grade reading teacher and just joined!!!
Hoping to get plenty of motivating materials for my students!September 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm #25089
@Third Grade Teacher, welcome aboard. We hope you find useful all the lesson plans, graphic organizers archived webinars and all the other content on BrianPOP Educators! Great to have you hereNovember 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm #25092
Hi my name is Judah Mellark but most people call me Jude. I teach 1st grade and my little ones have been absolutely absorbing the videos and activities on BrainPOP.November 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm #25093
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