Student Teachers Webinar

Yesterday we were joined by student teacher Megan Hoke, from Atlanta, GA, as a special guest, facilitating “Using BrainPOP to Study for Teacher Certification Tests.” Since student teachers often have limited experience to draw from, and are expected to perform in a high pressure environment, Megan thought BrainPOP was a powerful tool for learning and reviewing subject area content, as well as teaching strategies. Megan was fabulous, and offered tons of good ideas. You can access a recording of the webinar. Feel free to pass it along!

Here are some ideas that came out of the webinar.

  • Tools for Reviewing/Learning Content (Standards Tool!)
    • BrainPOP
      • review vocabulary on Activity Pages
      • watch videos with CC to learn/review content
      • use POPQuiz
        • before watching video, preview ?s or quick assessment
        • take quiz after video
        • use quiz to review before going on to a new topic
    • BrainPOP Jr.
      • watch videos with CC to learn/review content
      • use Word Wall (Big Word Wall is organized by subject!)
      • Draw/Write/Talk About It offer writing prompts with graphic organizers — these could easily be questions you might get or offer ideas for teaching content
  • Tools for Teaching Strategies
    • Ideas for Grown Ups – offers background info and teaching strategies
    • BrainPOP Educators Video Tutorials – browse for ideas
    • BrainPOP Educators Lesson Plans – browse for ideas

Ideas or thoughts to add? Please post below!

  • Andrea Keller

    I already knew that BrainPOP was awesome, but Megan highlighted so many other great parts of the site. I plan to share this information with other educators as I have many friends that are working on getting certified right now.

  • Sandra Freeland

    I enjoyed this webinar very much. This is the first webinar that I’ve ever attended. I’ve perused BrainPop Jr. and BrainPop Educators sites, but I never knew the extent of what I can find here. Thank you so much for sharing the information with me that may very well help me to pass my certification tests! I have definitely found a great place for resources that I can use in the classroom when I begin my student teaching.

  • lenora.broome

    Although I have my teaching certificate, I know many teachers who are going back to get different certifications or are always looking for ways to help students. What a great way to stay current with all different varieties of content. Using the videos as ways to to develop activities is a great idea! Finding new ways to use BrainPOP is always refreshing! Thanks for a great webinar!

  • Allisyn

    I’m so happy to see the positive responses to this webinar topic. Megan – can we talk you into offering it again? Thanks for the great feedback, Lenora, Sandra, & Andrea!

  • Joan ramirez

    I found the suggestions to be very helpful as I will starting my student teaching in special ed this fall.

    Thank you.
    I look forward to receiving my certificate.

  • Kenecia Sullivan

    I found the suggestions for studying to obtain additional endorsements to be helpful. Please send me my certificate.

    Thank you,
    Kenecia Sullivan

  • joe.ganns

    Teaching special education students we are always asked to be current with all content. BrainPOP is an excellent way for teachers to review conccepts they may not teach on a daily basis. Not only to review for certification, the videos on BrainPOP are an excellent way for teachers to review – period! Thanks for a reminder that teachers can use it too!

  • Allisyn

    Well, thanks for letting us know that it’s helpful as a review tool for certified teachers as well! Great reminder. :)

  • Allisyn

    Here’s the link to the webinar recording. Feel free to pass it along!