BrainPOP Jr. is a great way to introduce a new topic or concept and get kids engaged. To get students in the habit of active viewing, remember to pause the movies and engage kids when a new vocabulary word is introduced, paraphrase what just happened, or make a prediction.




Allow the students occasionally to take the quiz before watching the movie. This will call attention to main ideas and important details that are covered.




Stop the movie after each question is asked by Annie and have students share what they already know about the topic, what they think the answer to Annie’s question might be, and their thoughts on the topic.




Bookmark links of BrainPOP Jr. movies for students to watch and explore independently when they finish their assignments. Looking at our Topics Page will help you find related movies.




In addition to integrating BrainPOP Jr. into lesson plans, remember that it only takes a few minutes to show a BrainPOP Jr. movie and take advantage of those in-between times by transforming them into teachable moments. It is also a great way to introduce a new topic or cover a current event.




With BrainPOP Jr., movies are just the beginning. Try a few of the related activities or explore GameUp on BrainPOP Jr., the Belly Up comic, or our “Word Wall” feature. Bring learning to life.




Take those BrainPOP Jr. quiz questions and answer them in the style of your favorite game show to increase energy and enthusiasm! “Contestants” can press a buzzer or ring a bell as they race to share answers.




Need to research a topic? Check out our Topics Page to look at related subjects which will expand your knowledge. Whether you’re looking for a starting point or a more in depth investigation, use BrainPOP Jr. with your students to search for safe and reliable information.




Teach your students the letters for A, B, C and D in American Sign Language and have them raise their hands with the sign for the answer they choose during the quizzes. One student can easily tally votes to identify the most popular choice.




Limited technology in your classroom? Make BrainPOP Jr. work for all of your students! Choose a movie each week that you’d like each student to watch and introduce it on a Monday. Set up a computer rotation schedule so that each student has a chance throughout the week to complete the movie and related quiz or activities.




Purchase inexpensive headphone splitters to allow two partners to watch a BrainPOP Jr. movie together. Foster collaboration by encouraging them to discuss, draw, or write about what they learned together.




Have tablets or other mobile devices? Take advantage of our BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week App. Students can watch a movie and take the quiz anywhere in the classroom or school.

For a printable list of these tips, download the Ideas for BrainPOP Jr. In the Classroom (PDF) version!

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  1. Melissa said:

    How about a mash up using the Pair Share and the Pause Points? Student would work in partners to watch and then discuss the movie at pre-set points. Younger students could be provided with talking points to discuss. Older/advanced students could be challenged to create their own talking points to take place during a time range. Bonus would be sharing out their talking points with other pairs.

  2. Samantha Konstantin said:

    Students could use a green screen to create their own movie with Moby or Annie as a sidekick. Students could be given a topic, watch the Brainpop video that correlates and take key vocab from the video to create a new movie. They could summarize what they learned and what they took away from the movie.

  3. Diana Matthews said:

    I think it might be fun to use some of the BrainPop clip art (or students could draw their own Annie and Moby) to make a stop motion infomercial or PSA. I just discovered the clip art resources and think this would be a great way to extend many lessons. I have also been playing around with the make a video feature and I’m wondering if there is a way to include Moby’s beeps while making the movie? ( I noticed you can add Moby to the movie… just wondering if you could add his audio?

  4. Diana Matthews said:

    I like this idea- I’m sure the kids would love it.

  5. Terry Stoufer said:

    We take many virtual field trips in our classroom. I think it will be a great idea to activate student’s knowledge prior knowledge before a trip with Brainpop. It may also help inspire questions for them to ask.

  6. Virginia Liz said:

    I think a great way to synthesize newly acquired information about a specific topic in Brainpop would be to create a movie! However, because I work with elementary school students, I would probably have them work in pairs or groups of up to 4. I believe that anytime one get’s a chance to create something new, related to something learned, there is always an opportunity for creative self-expression and undoubtedly, to make use of prior knowledge through connections.

  7. Jeni Leichner said:

    I like the pause points. I have been using these with my students to check for understanding, check prior knowledge or ask questions. We also use these opportunities to learn new vocab. It is a great way to have a conversation with the class about the movie topic.

    I also like the “I’m done” idea. In our classroom, we have a list of things to do when students are done with an activity. Having BrainPOP as an option is a great way to keep the students excited and motivated.

  8. Ashliegh Bauman said:

    The “pair share” idea would be a great extension for those fast finishers we all have. What a great way to get students continuing their learning and talking about it with a partner!

  9. Kailey Fink said:

    I think another way to keep students engaged and learning would be to create an alternate ending to the video. They could use a graphic organizer or storyline with pictures to draw and create the characters and change the ending of the story to relate to something they know or would be a better way to end the video. Then sharing them as a class book/video would be fun to show parents.

    • Jeni Leichner said:

      Changing the ending of the story sounds fun! I know my students would love that idea!

  10. Jill Raleigh said:

    I would love to have my students app smash with Brainpop Chatterpix and imovie to create a talk show between Annie/Timy Moby and themselves interviewing the cahracters about a topic.

  11. Gizem İnan said:

    When we complete to watch the movie related with the topic, my students want to take the easy quiz first and then hard quiz second. When we finish the quizzes they want to create their own quizzes. In my opinion, if the students are coming up with that idea, they are improving not only their creativity but also their critical thinking skills.

  12. Dee Cook said:

    I am super excited about the calendar. This could be a great resource for a 5 minute filler during the day. Even if we are not diving deeply into the topic, it will give the students a broad base of knowledge to draw on.

  13. Jennifer Saciri said:

    I like the extend of having the students watch other videos independently. it could also be linked as- find a video and create a venn diagram comparing the two videos you watched.

  14. Rachel Labuz said:

    After watching a BrainPOP movie, I challenge my students to come up with their own quiz questions, in order to enhance their critical thinking and creativity!

  15. Kevin Sauers said:

    I like the idea of using”Pause Points” not only as a way to check student’s prior knowledge, but also as a way to slow down the learning and to give English Learners extra time to process what they have seen and heard so far.

  16. elena Philipides said:

    I would like to introduce the make a movie aspect into my classroom. I’m thinking I would use it for enrichment purposes after the students complete an informational writing picece. They can narrate their own movie about the animal they wrote about and then present it to the class.

  17. Ashley Hobbs said:

    Students could work in teams to answer the quiz questions and the team with the most correct answers win.

  18. Laura said:

    Another great use for BrainPop Jr videos in the classroom is as a “Do Now” activity when students enter the classroom in the morning. It’s a great way to get them engaged and ready for the day, and introduce, review or extend understanding of a topic that has or will be covered in class!

  19. Rama Atluri said:

    Pause Points is a great way to assess prior knowledge and set a purpose for the topic. Making a prediction about what the movie/vocabulary word is keeps learning active.

  20. Rama Atluri said:

    This will definitely engage them while watching the video through the end.

  21. Joy Harrison said:

    Sometimes there are pockets of wait time at school, whether it’s in the hallways or at dismissal. Teachers always want to take advantage of a teachable moment, so I’m wondering if it would be a good idea to use a tablet or a personal cell phone to engage the students in Brainpop while they’re waiting for something. For example, you could click on a quiz of a video that the kids have already seen. You can pass the tablet or phone down the line and they will each answer a question! This will keep them engaged and excited.

  22. Martee Barnett said:

    I would student to “Become the Expert” with BrainPOP movies. They would get to share what they learn on their self-selected video. These facts could be shared as students are waiting to go to recess or lunch. They would be sharing three to four ideas that they learned during that video.

  23. Lee Ann Mahoney said:

    I love the “I’m Done” idea. I’d like to expand this a little further by creating a “Did you know?” bulletin board (or maybe a webpage if I get ambitious). After watching a video, students can highlight one fact and add it to the board. Interested students can then go access the video to learn more.

  24. Kate said:

    I like the idea of creating an “I’m Done” video playlist for students to get to explore video of their choice that I might not have time to show to the whole class.

  25. Bernarss1985 said:

    I like the idea of Pair Share to help my Special Education /ESL students with checking for understanding and as an opportunity to collaborate. I would have them watch a video and then have them work on a presentation to share what they have learned with the class.
    This would give them the chance to make sure that they understand the topic. They can also be creative with how they choose to share the information…Make a Movie, Make a Map, drawing, etc.

  26. Tiawna Taylor said:

    Girls Vs Boys Game: Teachers take the content of a movie on brainpop or brainpopjr and devise questions that would be use for the game. The girls will earn “Annie” points and the boys will earn ” Moby” points.

  27. Sondra Gay said:

    It is a great strategy to read the questions first. That is why I love the idea of taking the quiz first. It will let you know what you know and what you need to learn.

  28. Michelle Fikac said:

    I love the idea of implementing “Come on Down” but instead of having students compete against each other you could have teams/tables working together to come up with an answer. Team work makes the dream work!

  29. Erica Tucker said:

    In Gameup, I played Jungle Jumble and it was like a revamp version of the television show “Electric Company” it really brings out the competitive side. It gives students to build their vocabulary and enhance their segmenting skills in a fun way.
    The game reminded me of a worksheet that I use for segmenting called, Doggie Where’s My Bone. Although this activity is not technically a segmenting activity, it gets students pay attention to individual sounds in words. With this activity, you will give the students a word and then a sound (“bug” /u/). Their job is to put the bone either on the head, body or tail to indicate the position of the sound. This word be a great activity for BPjr. can turn this into an electronic version on their website.
    I watched the student made project “Make a Movie, Different Dog Breeds”. What I noticed was that there were no captions and it the details were very general. I think the student made projects are a great way to explore what it is they have learned, what they want to learn or to share their learning.

  30. Erin Schneider said:

    For math videos have students prepared with whiteboards and expo (or another way to record answers) have students solve problems with Moby and Annie.

  31. Robin said:

    I am looking forward to using Brainpop Jr. activities for my independent work during math and ela small group instruction! I can use them as a rotation or center too.

  32. Lisa Hettler said:

    I am wanting to implement Genius Hour in the library. I am thinking that BrainPOP would be a great way for them to explore some different interests and passions and then use those ideas for generating questions to research further. Then also of course using BrainPop as a one of their resources as well.

  33. Michelle Ecter Hicks said:

    I like the “I’m Done” idea, but I would have the student explore the Primary Source or FYI and present what they learned to the class.

  34. Brandy Garcia said:

    I love the idea of “I’M DONE”, and I would love to push my students even more so that they may make their own brainPOP video based on what they learned. They can essentially create their own “MOBY” and venture into explaining their findings and possible inferences they have made thus far.

  35. Dawnn Turner said:

    I would try and combine the Sign Language and the Game Show together so that students are always participating. I would like to pair the students up and let them create a version of a movie using a green screen to explain the topic and then share with friends as an added activity after completing game show.

  36. Bev Fine said:

    Great! Kids teaching kids is the best!

  37. Lidia Horyn said:

    I would like to have the students (maybe working in pairs) come up with their own Word Play words and definitions before looking at the ones that come with the movie.

    • Bev Fine said:

      I love that idea, Lidia! They could even make a matching game with word/definitions cards.

  38. Selma Prewitt said:

    I think it would be fun to have the kids answer the Brain Pop questions during a whole group lesson by playing something I call “Flap Slap”. We use it for various subject areas when kids need to identify something on the ACTIVboard. I have 2 teams and each sends a player to the board to answer the question. To choose the answer, they use a fly swatter to slap the answer. The player who slaps the correct answer first earns a point for their team. The swatters don’t hurt the board because they are plastic and are very inexpensive. You can decorate them if you want. I recently found a pack of 3 shaped like hands at the dollar store. I plan to use them for “Flap Slap” on Brain Pop, to have the kids use them to give each other High Fives when good things happen in class and for letting me know a group has a question during discussions around the room. Any other ideas? Please share.

    • Bev Fine said:

      What fun ideas, Selma!

  39. Cicely Day said:

    I have used Brain Pop on the go with my whole class and did the quizzes with them. I want to incorporate “Come on Down” as well. It would be fun and you can have groups particpate and send down a representative.

  40. Joie Stinson said:

    Students could work in partners to create their own questions about specific sections in a BrainPOP Jr movie. We could then put all of their questions together for a new class quiz.

  41. Marian Martin said:

    Another idea might be to have the quiz questions without the answers available to have the students turn and talk for discussion before and after the video.

  42. Kim Dabal said:

    I like the idea of playing the games whole class. Earlier I made my snapthought of a game using the human body. I think it would be amazing to play this game with my entire class, while introducing discussion points and pre-planned questioning. I could also use this game as a scaffold, perhaps play it whole-class for the first few levels, and then send students back to their desks to play with a partner, while having them take snapthoughts of their thinking. The element of games in learning is so powerful and truly makes learning fun!

  43. Zandra Clay said:

    Groups of students could act out the videos as a way to teach it to others. This would reinforce the desired lessons for everyone.

  44. Zandra Clay said:

    I love the pair share. I have several splitters and it is a great way to foster collaboration!

  45. Latoya Judd said:

    It would be fun after viewing the movie and learning about the topic and visiting Game Up, that students then in small groups develop a game on their own about the topic. This can be an end of unit/lesson topic.

  46. Molly Clark said:

    I’m in love with the Word Play feature on BrainPop Jr. I can’t wait to use it as a Vocabulary station next year. Students can choose to write, draw, or create the skit for the vocabulary words that go with our topic for the week. On Fridays, students will have time to share their skits, drawings, and writings.

  47. Enrica Lui said:


    Pause Points are great because teachers can stop the movie after each question to allow students to think what they know and what they still wonder. This can facilitate making connections between learning ideas and prior knowledge.

  48. Delilah vanderGeest said:

    I love the idea of having students use sign language to share their responses while taking a quiz as a class. My school currently uses a single sign on account, so I’ve been using Plickers to quickly gather responses from my students. I’m looking forward to individual log ins next year.

  49. Shoni Pittman said:

    I would call it, TAKE 1:
    Students could reenact a scene from a BrainPOP Jr. movie. They could add their own little twist to show their understanding of the concept.

  50. Tracey Hudson said:

    I would like to use the make a map tool for students to create a map showing what they have learned in our IB units. The maps could be used as an assessment as well as uploaded to our SeeSaw portfolios. Students could work alone or in pairs depending on their level. A word bank of required terms could also be available to the entire class or just a few.

    • Bev Fine said:

      Great, Tracey! And maybe they could even carry on and create a Make-a-Movie! Also, the word bank is a great idea for differentiation.

      • Tracey Hudson said:

        That’s a great idea too. Thanks!

  51. KatS said:

    I would take video clips from Internet Safety (the clips would be discussion starters, such as who a trusted adult would be) and turn the link into QR Codes. I would put the QR codes on a cube. Students, working in small groups, would ‘roll’ the cube, scan the QR code and respond to the video clip. The small group structure would allow for great conversations before they responded to the video clip.

    • Bev Fine said:

      Great idea, Kat! Thanks for sharing!

  52. Misty S said:

    I use “Whole Brain Teaching” so after we watch a BrainPOP Jr. video, I let the students pick a shoulder partner and “Teach Okay” each other about what they have learned from the video. I then bring them back to whole class and let them share with everyone.

  53. Alison Evans said:

    I would like to use the idea of the ChatterPix Kids app with Annie or Moby. The students could take a picture of Annie, swipe her mouth, then give a 30 recap of the video or an important part of the video to show their knowledge. Maybe BrainPOP could create something to the same effect and add it as an option to their site?

    • Diana Matthews said:

      love this

    • Michelle Ecter Hicks said:

      My kids love ChatterPix and Moby and Annie. This would definitely be a hit.

    • Bev Fine said:

      Love this idea, Allison!

  54. Cheree Rex-Marillier said:

    It could be a great activity having the students sort the events during the movie. One can start by taking snap shots in Mind Map and have them build a time line. Later during the week students could then write the sequence of events in the “write about it” option.

    • Bev Fine said:

      That’s a great idea, Cheree. They could use the Storyboard template in Make-a-Map, if they wanted. Another great extension would be to check if we have a Time Zone X game on GameUp that goes with the topic., since it s also a game sequencing events in a timeline.

  55. René Chenoweth said:

    Students could also make their own Sortify game based on a BrainPop Jr. movie, using index cards and small boxes or baskets. I have students who need the extra hands-on manipulation, plus they would have the added benefit of thinking through which vocabulary or concepts they would need to include on their cards. Once they finished making their game, they could take turns playing with another student.

  56. Janice Lowell said:

    After watching several BrainPOP/BrainPOP Jr. videos and reviewing with students the elements of the videos (guiding question, visuals, Moby’s beeps, etc.) small groups of students could then write their own short film on a topic and video it. For even more fun, students could use a green screen to create a Moby character to add into their video.

  57. Lin Krankel said:

    I teach in a 1:1 iPad environment and have been using the Brainpop apps for students to access movies and quizzes. What I recently learned during Brainpop CBE training was that more interactive content is available when logging into Brainpop from Chrome. Now I am able to have students join my Brainpop classes and can now assign movies, quizzes, make a maps and most of the other content available on the browser.

  58. Cutia Blunt said:

    A fun idea could be for students to script and record ‘Reading Rainbow Style’ movie reviews/previews. In it, they would recommend a certain BrainPOP movie and highlight certain parts (without giving “everything” away). They could also recommend related movies that other students can watch too.

  59. Cutia Blunt said:

    Great idea! If you haven’t already, I recommend trying out one of BrainPOP’s newest features – Make-A-Movie. My third grade students LOVE it!

  60. Julia Hoy said:

    I would like to have my students create a comic book or a comic strip depicting something they have learned on BrainPop! This could be done as a center, where a first center would be watching a BrainPop video; then they would move on to the comic book/strip center.

  61. Mags DLcorner said:

    At the end of the year we always have the research TEKS, normally what I do is:
    1. students pick a person they want to learn from.
    2. give them enough materials and support to research from.
    3. With BrainPop available to them, they can have that extra support. Especially my low readers, ESL, DL, and SpEd students.

    Having BrainPop gives them the opportunity to support their learning and don’t feel stress or anxious about all the readings. Give them the opportunity to be successful.

    At the end they need to create a poster for themselves to use as costume. And present their findings to their peers and other classrooms.

    Having an extra fun, they decorate the classroom as a wax museum, and create the tickets.

    Having doing it for a while and kids love it, especially at the end of the year where everybody is mentally done.


    I love the idea of taking a quiz first before watching the video. This can guide the lesson to meet the students’ needs. If all students know/ understand the lesson, then the teacher can dive deeper into the topic. Taking the quiz first also gets the students prepared for the video.

  63. christina rajcooar said:

    In the BrainPop at Home page, there is the idea of Breakfast with Brainpop. This idea can also be used in the school setting in the cafeterias where students have breakfast. Before school begins, students can have “Breakfast with BrainPop” and this could elicit great table discussions among students in various grade levels.

  64. Joe Brown said:

    Another idea for classroom use is to have students do an independent research project on a topic of their own choosing. Teacher could model this with an example and then provide guidance and mini-lessons on how to complete their project and research! Students could then present their work to their peers.

  65. Debbie Kryspin said:

    When a unit of study is completed I would like my students to choose how they would teach others what they have learned “Brainpop” style. They could use the classroom resources to create a digital media project like a slideshow or narrated presentation. They could create a storybook or comic book style periodical. Students may also choose to enact scenes as Moby and Annie. It would be incredible to allow the students to use their own “Voice and Choice” to prepare something collaboratively in small groups that allows free expression while practicing new skills and demonstrating understanding.

  66. Whitney McGee said:

    I think a good idea would be to allow educators to be able to create quizzes on videos for students. With so many different types of test questions on each state assessment, it would be nice to be able to incorporate those types of questions into Brain Pop! Another idea, would be for parents to have access to these videos. Things have changed SO much since they were in school, and Brain Pop could be such a valuable resource to parents when they are trying to help their children.

  67. Lauren Dennis said:

    It would be awesome to have a menu/tic-tac-toe template for the various activities for each topic! The squares could have “watch movie, make-a-map, take quiz, play game, etc.” on them, with a free square in the middle.

  68. Mary Howard said:

    I have four sections of each grade, at the end of the year I would like to ask each section to vote on their top three Moby movies. We would then make a “Moby Hall of Fame” bulletin board of the winning titles.

  69. Nikki Dahlberg said:

    It would be fun for students to create a Brain Pop inspired video. The students could take a topic they are learning about and have one students be Moby and another student be Tim or Annie. They could then ask the pause break questions too.

  70. Crystal Hoogeveen said:

    I think my second grade students would love to watch the movie and then use iPads and the Kahoot program to complete the quiz. Kahoot offers game show atmosphere to taking quizzes or surveys. My kids LOVE it! The teacher could copy the quiz questions to Kahoot and play the game. I can’t wait to try this!

  71. Sarah L. Webster said:

    I think it would be nice if students could create their own quiz to share and give to students. This would be an excellent assessment of understanding and promotion of higher order thinking skills.

  72. Heather Hurley said:

    I love the idea of having a different video each morning for the students to watch. Students could then do a short writing response 2-3 sentences to get their brains going first thing in the morning.

    • Rachael Haverstick said:

      I love this idea!

  73. Jaime Chanter said:

    I think it would be cool to have a running list (posted on a classroom website and/or poster on the wall too!)of the movies your class has watched and rate them as well. There could be a hall of fame for favorite movies! Students would have to justify why movies deserve to be in the hall of fame and vote for which ones would get the noble distinction!

  74. Lillian Rutledge said:

    I think it would be fun to have students make a quiz of their own on Google Quizzes and see if their classmates could pass based on what they learned from the movie.

  75. Stephanie Smith said:

    I had no idea before this course that Brainpop had so much more to offer than just videos! These ideas are great! I have often used rotations for the videos in centers, but I think I would like to do that with the games, too! Another idea I’d like to add is having the students extend the lesson by creating their own dialogue on the topic and performing it for the class. This could help show understanding of a concept and reinforce topics for classmates.

  76. Carolyn Anderson said:

    I love the fact that you can do multiple things with the videos. There are so many options in BrainPop; from quizzes, to concept mapping, to drawing, or writing, or talking with a partner, you can assign the students something new each day to do with the topic at hand, and they have the video and all the resources they need to be successful all right here in BrainPop.

  77. Kelly McMains said:

    I like this idea. You could have students pair up if you aren’t 1:1 with device!

  78. Kelly McMains said:

    I like the Come on Down suggestion – I can just picture acting like we are on a game show!

  79. Traci Wood said:

    I really love the idea of making our own moby style video to teach each other and to show our learning!

  80. Mandi Joplin said:

    Often times my students really love the opportunity to “be the teacher.” Let them make up their own quiz questions to challenge peers or even the real teacher!

    • Bev Fine said:

      Great idea, Mandi. You could even use Quiz Mixer to create a BrainPOP quiz with your Ss’ questions.

  81. Kristen Skolar said:

    I think I would pair the students up and have them take the quiz first. Then I would ask them to brainstorm together write the main ideas and details and use that as an outline during the lesson.

  82. WayBu said:

    For students who are just moving from BPJR to BP, they might be assigned to watch the BPJR movie and do that quiz first before moving on to the BP movie and quiz. That would ensure they have a base of information before attempting the more difficult movie and quiz.

  83. Jill Hammes said:

    Invite students to the library once a month for “Breakfast and BrainPOP”. They bring an adult and their breakfast before school and we enjoy Brain POP together.

  84. Stephanie Factor said:

    Something I like to is have the students watch the video once and then using the snipping tool on my computer, snip a variety of images from the video and copy and paste them on to a worksheet, then have the students re-tell the story of the video using the images. This is especially effective for teaching English Language Learners.

  85. Denyse Holloway said:

    My students would love to write their own quiz. They enjoy testing each other’s knowledge. Have students write their own questions for quizzes and add them to class quizzes using the mixer.

  86. Wendy J Sanders said:

    I’d love to have my students extend their learning after watching a BrainPOP movie by choosing a specific topic they learned about and creating a product digitally such as a book or choosing a storytelling app such as SockPuppets. They could retell important parts and ideas. Retelling is an important skill for my little learners, and this would reinforce what they learned.

  87. Janine McGrath said:

    Have students write down one important fact they learned during their brainpop activity. Then use Stand Up, Hand Up, Pair Up where they find a partner and read their important fact. Have the listener in the pair ask a question if the fact needs clarification, then share their fact. Have the first person ask a question for clarification of knowledge. Students put their hand up and pair up with another person. Allow this to continue until students have paired up with 5 other people.

  88. Staci Gelbaum said:

    I really like the idea of starting with the quiz. It is a great idea to see where students already are in their knowledge and see what you may be able to expand on!

  89. Therese Green said:

    I love being able to let them have quiet time with Brainpop. They watch a movie and take the quiz and then they stay in that topic and explore another part of the category depending on their interest. It really shows me what they are interested in and also give them a chance to learn on their own.

  90. Cindy Wong said:

    I would have my students pose a question about the unit, do some research, then give them a comic strip template. They can pretend to be Tim and Moby and give their best explanation. Then present it to their classmates.

  91. Wendy Semsel said:

    I like using Brainpop to demonstrate different ways to search for information: the search box and also browsing by topic. If you know exactly what you want, you can type it in the search bar. If you are just shopping around for ideas, you can browse.

  92. Wendy Semsel said:

    Student have differing levels of background knowledge on different topics, and a Brainpop video can make sure kids who came in with no background knowledge at all have at least some idea about a topic. Now they can ask more informed questions to guide further research.

  93. Jennifer Velt said:

    Students often ask me questions. Sometimes I do not know the answer. We can research the question together, but searching the topic in the search bar. Depending on what items are found, we can watch the movie, play the game or if needed print a concept map, so that we can find even more information on the topic.

  94. Andrea said:

    We are continually working on vocabulary and academic conversations. Showing a BrainPOP movie at the beginning of a lesson is great. Once a movie is pulled up (before watching it) complete a Bubble Map or a KWL chart of what students already know about the topic, or what they think the movie will be about. This will increase academic conversations and invite students to delve more into the topic and watch for key points.

  95. Dorie Glynn said:

    Primary grades use closed captioning to help them write and extend their vocabulary in an ESL classroom.

  96. Elizabeth Dunlap Henry said:

    I use Plickers to formatively assess the BrainPOP quizzes. I copy the questions from BrainPOP and paste into Plickers. There is a Plickers card(like a QR code) on the back of each student’s computer. I use my iPad to scan their responses. It is much faster and more thorough than any other assessment tool. It would be nice if they were integrated.

  97. Jennifer Velt said:

    Students often ask me questions. Sometimes I do not know the answer. We can research the question together, but searching the topic in the search bar. Depending on what items are found, we can watch the movie, play the game or if needed print a concept map, so that we can find even more information on the topic.

  98. Leslie Pearlman said:

    Form teams for the movies; Assign each team 1 question from the quiz, have that group watch and listen for the answer, then submit by teams.

  99. Susan F. Reeves said:

    Combine the Rotation Station and the Pair Share activity. Have the partners write in their journal or create a graphic organizer together. Have each partner contribute in a different color pencil. Encourage students to restate what the other partner is contributing to the discussion to ensure they are really listening to each other. My partner said…

  100. Jean Capuano said:

    Have students make a map of what they know about a topic before watching the video. Have them come up with what they found out from the movie and add it to the map in a different color. Any further questions that still remain can be entered in another color and the answers can be researched on the internet. Questions bring up more questions, making this “The Ever-Expanding Mind Map of________” (Insert topic name or student name if individual project, in the space provided.)

  101. Ayleen Pearce said:

    Introduce the students to a short make a map on a specific content. Allow the students to work with you to complete the make a map and add more details after they watch the video.

  102. Geralyn Durham said:

    To be able to get all teachers on board and using BrainPop to its full capability.

  103. T. Moore said:

    My kids love to predict what Mody will do at the end of each segment. They discuss the ending and provide alternative endings!

  104. jeniferwells said:

    My kids love Moby and the way he Beeps! They could predict what he is really saying and how they would answer him.