Thursday, July 26, 2012


 I heart BrainPop!
Here is how I use it in my classroom...

BrainPOP has animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. The content is mapped to Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and searchable with their online Standards Tool. BrainPOP is easy to use, with no downloading, installation, or special hardware required. BrainPOP has tons of videos that cover all subject areas. Each video has an easy and hard quiz that you can do online or print out, games, activities, a word wall, book suggestions, writing activities, and more. Here are some screen shots of the writing activity that goes with a back to school video.

Sometimes, I make this into a group activity, by asking my students to answer the question. Then, I type it up, print it out, and send it home. My students love to see their words being typed out on the screen.

Many times, when I give the quiz, I give my students white boards and they write down their answers and then hold up their boards. It's an easy, informal assessment for me. Here is a screen shot of a quiz.

I love BrainPOP and I know you will, too. I look at it as 5-6 minutes, where I don't have to say too much, and the children are 100% engaged. Check it out!


  1. We looove BrainPop Jr. at our school! You're right - it's a few minutes where they're 100% engaged. Sometimes I think it's nice for the kids to have a break from listening to my voice all day, too!

    Mrs. Webster’s Classroom Connections

  2. Love BrainPop Jr. Our school system bought a membership for us so that we have free access to it. My kiddos LOVE it!

    Kinder Kraziness

  3. I LOVE brainpop jr!!! The kids LOVE them just as much, if not more! They are such a great resource and additional tool to use when introducing a new concept or for a culminating review!

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  4. Thank you so much Lori, You are awesome! I really appreciate it.
    check your email, i sent you a present.
    Jessica :0)

  5. I am addicted to Brainpopjr. I use it almost every day. My Kindergarten students ask if they can see Mobi the robot.

    Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

  6. I love Brain Pop Jr. Our PTO brought it for us last year. I am really hoping they will purchase it for us again.

    Stop by soon.
    I am having a Give Away - Stop by & Enter to Win.


  7. im entering all these giveaways sad i didnt win the easy speak....ahhh next time =)

  8. Brain Pop is amazing! Great videos and activities. We might even watch the videos twice sometimes as a treat.

    Apples and Papers

  9. BrainPop Jr is so much fun! The kids *LOVE* it! Thanks so much for the "shout out"! This will be a great tool to use in the classroom! Thanks so much! :-)

    Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties

  10. Love Brain Pop! I used it before last year with my 3rd grade students but now will move to Brain Pop Jr. for my Kinders..

  11. Lori,
    I've only used the free BrainPop Jr. activities with my kids. Is it pretty expensive for the subscription? Maybe I can get the PTO to help.
    Thanks for the ideas!
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

  12. Yeah BrainPop Jr. When I taught fourth grade right out of college for a half year I was a BrainPop addict because the content was harder than I remembered 4th grade being :-/ Now, I use it with my K kiddos as well.
    There is a great one on Ezra Jack Keats that we just watched today!
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten


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