BrainPOP

BrainPOP resources engage students while supporting multiple learning styles and encouraging inquiry.


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)
BrainPOP Flipchart Lessons on Promethean Planet


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)


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)


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


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)


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.

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


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



Example:
Comparing Prices


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.

Example:
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)


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



Example:
Stocks and Shares


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)


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


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


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


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)


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


Example:
Ideas for Using BrainPOP


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


Funding Alignments