Pop your Brain with BrainPOP!
Type of Technology: online educational resource
SAMR Model Rating: Augmentation
Subject Area: All
Grade Levels: All
Cost: Classroom $135 School $825
BrainPOP may sound like a condition you’d get from drinking a soda upside down and burping in the deep end of the pool, but it’s not! BrainPOP is an animated instructional resource for students and teachers that covers most subjects and many topics. Supporting classrooms that are traditional, blended or “flipped”, BrainPOP animated characters introduce new topics and illustrate complex concepts through colorful and engaging video clips. Through quizzes, games and activities, students can continue their learning in the classroom or at home. BrainPOP Jr, BrainPOP Español, BrainPOP, and BrainPOP ESL are ready to suit most any setting or need. Aligned with Common Core and searchable with an online standards tool, a teacher or school site should feel very comfortable advocating for BrainPOP funding.
A classroom subscription for BrainPOP Jr. (K-3) is $135 a year and a school subscription is $825 a year. Our school has had BrainPOP for the last two years and I have really appreciated how the content is put into context and made very relatable for students. The videos have quizzes that can be completed as a class or individually. I encourage students to explore BrainPOP at home or during computer lab time. The videos are perfect to give a presentation a boost or if you have a 10 minutes at the end of class.