More Than Just Movies!

I’ve been lucky enough to do some traveling and brainstorming with many talented teachers lately, and I found that many educators don’t realize how much more you can do with BrainPOP beyond the movies and quizzes. As one teacher advised, be sure to scroll down below the movie on a topic page and explore our other interactive activities. Here are a few ideas – let’s keep ‘em going! Add your ideas by posting comments below! Oh – the great bulletin board was submitted by University of Central Florida Intern, Kerry Sawicki, and classroom teacher, Nicole Sallese. Thanks for sharing!

Planning out before, during, and after movie activities:
Before Movie
i.    Quiz as pre-test – see what students already know by taking the review quiz as a class or the printed quiz independently
ii.    Activity pages – print out and photocopy for each student. Review vocabulary! Model by typing right into the page!
iii.    FYI – high interest reading, comic – use as shared reading
During Movie
i.    Pause on Tim’s letter – have students turn & talk or quick write a response (can finish for homework)
ii.    Note-taking with Activity pages — *use closed captioning! Model with interactive writing! Remember that you can type directly into all of our Activity Pages!
iii.    Pause & discuss throughout
After Movie
i.    Retake quiz (printed, independently; whole class – graded)
ii.    FYI
iii.    Experiment
iv.    Timeline
v.    Activity Pages