BrainPOP

BrainPOP provides preservice teachers with access to 21st century teaching resources, enabling preservice teachers to improve content knowledge, teaching methods, and technology integration.


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.



Examples:
Curriculum Calendar
Curricular Tie-Ins


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



Examples:
Blog
Lesson Plans
Video Tutorials
Graphic Organizers


VIDEO TUTORIALS
BrainPOP offers training video tutorials to help you maximize the effectiveness of your BrainPOP implementation.

Example:
Video Tutorials


IDEAS FOR USING BRAINPOP
BrainPOP can be used at home or school.

Example:
Ideas for Using BrainPOP


TEACHER ANSWER KEYS
All BrainPOP topics include student activity pages with Teacher Edition pages.

Example:
Teacher Edition Activity Pages


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.




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.

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


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


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)


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.




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)


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.




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.

Blogs
William Shakespeare


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



Example:
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


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)


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.




BRAINPOP NEWSLETTER
BrainPOP offers a free newsletter with monthly integration ideas, tips, and resources.

Example:
Newsletters


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
BrainPOP Flipchart Lessons on Promethean Planet
Video Tutorials
State Standards Tool
BrainPOP Newsletters
Teacher Edition of Activity Pages
Partner Resources on Promethean Planet
Curriculum Calendar


Funding Alignments