BrainPOP

BrainPOP supports the educational needs of limited English proficient children in your district with special topics and features enabling differentiated instruction for a wide audience. Applicable for inclusion and pull-out models of support, as well as whole class, small group, and one-on-one instruction.


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.




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.


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)


KEY VOCABULARY
Each BrainPOP movie introduces key vocabulary and terminology, in both auditory and visual ways.



Examples:
Comparing Prices
Mars


VOCABULARY PAGES
Each BrainPOP topic is supported by an interactive vocabulary activity page, which is used to assess prior knowledge, practice note-taking skills, focus attention, or demonstrate understanding.


WORD WALL
Interactive word walls on all BrainPOP Jr. topics enable students to interact with content-specific vocabulary.

Example:
Classifying Animals (k-3)


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



Example:
Stocks and Shares


TIMELINES
BrainPOP timelines expand student vocabulary while putting content into context.

Examples:
William Shakespeare
DNA
Harlem Renaissance


GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Interactive graphic organizers engage students with the content they read and experience online to apply learning, organize ideas, classify information, sequence events, or compare and contrast.



Examples:
Harlem Renaissance
William Shakespeare


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)


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)


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




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)


LEARNER ATTENTION IS FOCUSED
BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. present video and print related content together to make learning more effective.



Read the Research:
Research Paper: Multimedia Learning


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)


PROMOTE PARENT INVOLVEMENT
BrainPOP offers ideas for using BrainPOP at home.

Examples:
Family Activities (k-3)
Using BrainPOP at Home


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
All BrainPOP products are supported by a dedicated resource – BrainPOP Educators – that enables teachers to collaborate online and share best practices, as well as access lesson plans, classroom tools, and video tutorials.

Examples:
Tips, Tools, and Resources Blog
Lesson Plans
Video Tutorials
State Standards Tool
BrainPOP Newsletters
Teacher Edition of Activity Pages


Funding Alignments