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A safe space for exploration and discovery

Students look forward to BrainPOP’s animations and answering the quizzes help children to feel secure in their learning patterns. They enjoy the interaction between the two characters who keep the narration and explanation at the child’s level to keep them engaged.

In practice

Pupils often return to discuss the subject with the teacher because they have new vocabulary and confidence gained from exposure to BrainPOP.

 
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Knowledge, collaboration, understanding, recall

BrainPOP’s short animations afford educators the ability to use highly focused learning objects across disciplines and in a variety of learning settings.

Videos also address the issue of educators’ time constraints, both in preparation and in the classroom.

The format of the video, related materials, and questions help drive collaboration through class discussion.

 

In practice

The supplementary interactive activities, My BrainPOP assessment dashboards, and ‘best in class’ learning games help teachers monitor student understanding, providing feedback that can be used to improve teaching and learning.

Where a topic is complex, less able children are often pulled up to the next level because they can share ideas with others. Struggling children really find the visual stimulus helps significantly, especially with English as an Additional Language (EAL) students.

Motivation to learn

Visual resources are easier to comprehend, particularly with children with low levels of literacy. BrainPOP helps students recall information and able to explain what they’ve learnt in more detail.

In practice

Independent learners are confident learners! Using BrainPOP resources at home and at school is popular with pupils as a way to find resources for project work.