BrainPOP

BrainPOP extends learning beyond the traditional school day to support after-school programs.


DIVERSE TOPICS
BrainPOP covers topics aligned to state standards across the curriculum, including: science, social studies, English, reading, math, arts and music, technology, and health.

Examples:
BrainPOP Topics
BrainPOP Jr. Topics (k-3)
BrainPOP Topics (Español)


STATE STANDARDS
All BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. topics are aligned to state standards, and can be located through our easy to use State Standards Tool.


CLOSED CAPTIONING
All BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. topics feature closed captioning, an assistive technology that enables readers of all ages and abilities, and English language learners to practice reading skills.




HIGH INTEREST READING
BrainPOP topics include high-interest readings (FYIs) that are used to stimulate visual literacy (graphs, charts, diagrams), practice reading informational and nonfiction text, and provide opportunities for shared reading.

Example:
Main Idea


FURTHER READING
All BrainPOP Jr. topics include recommendations for further topic-relevant and age-appropriate books (Read About It).

Example:
Nouns (k-3)


REINFORCE FLUENCY
All BrainPOP Jr. topics – links, commands, and instructions – feature read-aloud text to assist young learners as they begin to navigate content online and establish important literacy skills.

Example:
BrainPOP Jr.(k-3)
Internet Safety.(k-3)


QUIZZES
Interactive quizzes on all BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. topics assess students' comprehension of key vocabulary.



Example:
Stocks and Shares


CHECK COMPREHENSION
All BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. topics offer quizzes in multiple formats, to provide students and their teachers with immediate feedback.

Examples:
Nutrition
Tally Charts and Bar Graphs Easy Quiz (k-3)
Tally Charts and Bar Graphs Hard Quiz (k-3)


IEP SUPPORT
BrainPOP helps students meet state standards and IEP requirements. All BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. topics are aligned to state standards, and can be located through our easy to use State Standards Tool.


ACTIVITIES FOR MULTIPLE LEARNING STYLES
BrainPOP Jr. encourages students to extend learning by writing, drawing, and talking about their ideas in addition to reinforcing concepts through educational games.

Examples:
US Symbols Write About It (k-3)
US Symbols Draw About It (k-3)
US Symbols Talk About It (k-3)
US Symbols Matching Game (k-3)


MULTIMEDIA LEARNING
BrainPOP is a multimedia learning tool that uses animation, voice, characters, charts and more to teach learners about core content. Multimedia learning is particularly effective for visual and auditory learners.

Read the Research:
Research Paper: Multimedia Learning


USER CONTROLS
BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer pause, rewind, and forward controls. Multimedia learning is most effective when it is interactive and under the control of the learner.

Read the Research:
Research Paper: Multimedia Learning

Examples:
Cesar Chavez
Make Inferences (k-3)


STUDENT PUBLISHING
BrainPOP Jr. gives young authors a voice to publish and share their writing, art, and video production online.

Examples:
Bulletin Board (k-3)
Student-Made Videos


ANIMATION
BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. are animated, which is an effective way to present concepts or information that students may have difficulty envisioning.



Read the Research:
Research Paper: Multimedia Learning


STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. apply research to increase student engagement through the use of personalized content, a conversational tone, onscreen characters, and a story format.

Read the Research:
Research Paper: Multimedia Learning

Examples:
Asthma
Internet Safety (k-3)


FULL SCREEN VIEWING CAPABILITY
All BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. videos can be played in full screen mode.

Examples:
Yo-Yo Ma
Classifying Animals (k-3)


CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS
BrainPOP features curricular tie-ins to current and historical events, as well as monthly thematic spotlights on topics like financial literacy and women’s history.

Example:
Curricular Tie-Ins


CONNECT SCHOOL AND HOME
BrainPOP offers school after-hours accounts, 24/7 accounts, and family accounts.


Example:
Ideas for Using BrainPOP


ONLINE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY
BrainPOP announcements, resources, and utilization strategies are shared on BrainPOP Educators.

Examples:
Blog
Lesson Plans
Video Tutorials
Graphic Organizers


Funding Alignments