In the mind of a CBE

Enrichment Activities with BrainPOP – A CBE Aha! Moment 11.19

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We take great pride in our certification process and the fact that it leads to more student-centered teaching practices with BrainPOP. For more information on how our certification program positively impacts teaching, check out our efficacy report! In the following post, we’ll hear how November CBE of the Month, Becca Gratz, started using BrainPOP’s features for enrichment.

1) Tell us your BrainPOP “Aha! Moment” from the certification process. 

My Ah-ha moment came while exploring all of the teacher resources. I spend hours away from my own children planning activities that are engaging and educational when they were at my fingertips all along, I just didn’t know where to look!

2) What is a specific lesson or unit you’ve taught in the past that you will re-formulate with BrainPOP? 

The biggest hurdle I face is how to enrich my high-fliers. Since returning from FETC, I have used the Make-a-Movie and Make-a-Map feature of BrainPOP to enrich those kiddos learning. Instead of telling the to finish incomplete work or read, I now send them to BrainPOP to build a movie or map to further investigate a subject or get more authentic understanding of their level of mastery. 

3) How will you integrate BrainPOP’s new features and tools to replace what you’ve done in the past?

I think that the more familiar I become with BrainPOP and all of the topics that are covered, I will be better able to enrich these kiddos learning through personal interests of the students that also connect to content standards. I also think that the management aspect of these additional assignments is going to be much easier to manage with BrainPOP’s digital content turn-in feature!