BrainPOP

BrainPOP is a multimedia learning tool that uses animation, voice, characters, charts and more to teach learners about core content.


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)


21ST CENTURY LEARNING
BrainPOP supports 21st century classrooms with movies, quizzes, activities, and lesson plans on a variety of 21st century themes.

Examples:
Digital Animation
Blogs
Wind Energy
Cameras
International Space Station
Interest
Nutrition
Internet Safety (k-3)


INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS
BrainPOP integrates with 21st century classroom resources, including interactive whiteboards.

Examples:
White Board Resources
White Board Video Tutorials


ELECTRONIC VOTING DEVICES
BrainPOP quizzes and interactive activity pages integrate with most learner response systems to support 21st century learning environments.

Examples:
White Board Resources
Electronic Voting Devices Video Tutorials


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.




UNDERSTANDING MULTIMEDIA LEARNING PAPER
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.


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)


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)


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


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

Examples:
William Shakespeare
DNA
Harlem Renaissance


VOCABULARY PAGES
Each BrainPOP topic is supported by an interactive vocabulary activity page, which can be used to demonstrate assess prior knowledge, practice note-taking skills, focus attention, or demonstrate understanding. Reviewing terminology that will be encountered in the video is helpful in activating prior knowledge.


WORD WALL
Interactive word walls on all BrainPOP Jr. topics enable students to interact with content-specific vocabulary. Reviewing terminology that will be encountered in the video is helpful in activating prior knowledge.

Read the Research:
Research Paper: Multimedia Learning

Example:
Classifying Animals (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)


PRE-TEST
BrainPOP offers quizzes in multiple formats that can be used as previewing quizzes to assess prior knowledge. Multimedia content is most effective when prior knowledge is activated before viewing.

Read the Research:
Research Paper: Multimedia Learning

Examples:
Stocks and Shares
Tally Charts and Bar Graphs Easy Quiz (k-3)


CHECK COMPREHENSION
All BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. topics offer quizzes in multiple formats to provide students and their teachers with immediate feedback. Multimedia learning is most effective when the learner can apply their newly acquired knowledge and receive feedback.

Read the Research:
Research Paper: Multimedia Learning

Examples:
Civil War
Tally Charts and Bar Graphs Hard Quiz (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


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