BrainPOP is a dynamic online educational tool for teachers, students and parents. It effectively integrates technology into core curriculum subjects, including English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
Students and teachers alike will love BrainPOP‘s colourful interface. Designed for kindergarten through to post-secondary level, the range of animated movies, interactive quizzes, comic strips, experiments and other activities make learning enjoyable.
|The animated movies are a great way to introduce any topic. The visual presentations quickly engage young learners.|
|The comic strips serve to illustrate the topics further or to provide examples.|
|Depending on the topic, students can Experiment with Bob the Ex-Lab Rat. A step-by-step set of instructions is provided for the experiments, which teachers can easily print out and conduct in class or give as assignments to be done at home.|
||To make sure your students have understood the concepts, get them to Take A POP Quiz. This multiple-choice quiz can be done online or on paper; students can review their answers at the end of the quiz to find out where they went wrong.|
||If they have questions, they can Ask Tim & Moby for help with their homework, or Ask Cassie & Rita just about anything.|
BrainPOP can be used as a teaching aid in the classroom or a supplementary resource at home. The teacher’s section contains lesson plans and ideas for using these features in the classroom. Although the curriculum covered is American, teachers in Singapore would still find it a useful teaching resource with its vast content coverage.
BrainPOP is a subscription-based website. Some content is accessible free-of-charge (though access to the “free” content is also limited), or you could sign up for a two-week free trial to try out the full range of activities. There are special discounts for school cluster-based subscriptions which ties in well with Singaporean schools’ cluster-based activities for students.
This is one website that is worth both your time, and money.