Even if you don’t have a “membership” with them (the FULL membership costs $6.99/month and the EXPLORER version, which includes 4 related movies, costs $1.99/month), you can use the FREE video of the day at no cost. They have seasonal videos (like this one about autumn leaves), math, science, language skills, and much more (see below for a short list)! The videos usually start with a letter from a viewer.
The videos are GREAT to use in the classroom! When I only had 1 iPad for the class, I would put the iPad under my document camera, plug my speakers to the iPad, and play it that way. Then, we would all take the quiz (they are multiple choice, so we would play 4 corners*).
It was a quick, fun way to review what we saw. If we got many of the questions incorrect, I could easily replay the video and note what I needed to touch more on in the next lesson. Or, I could look at the “related movies” to see if one of them would help us out.
**In case you aren’t familiar with 4 corners, it is a way to get the kids up and moving while being able to visually see what they are thinking. Designate one corner of the room for each answer possibility (A, B, C, D). Ask a multiple choice question, and have the kids move to the corner to show their response.
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Melissa M says
Great post! The Brain Pop videos are so great and my kiddos love them. I don’t have a membership, but the free ones are great! Thanks for offering this giveaway. 🙂
Teacher Treasure Hunter
Jennifer Reynolds says
My second graders LOVE Moby and Annie! Our district pays for the annual membership! Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!
Stories and Songs in Second
Pam Olivieri says
My students LOVE Brainpop and I feel fortunate that my principal purchases it for us every year! I love love love your idea to use 4 corners with it!
Jennifer Larson says
I have used Brainpop for years and LOVE it! I didn’t know it came in an app version! Thanks for sharing this!
The Teacher Next Door
April Smith says
I love Brainpop! I just used one of their free videos on September 11th… it was perfect! The kids always love the little jokes.
Monica Parsons says
I love BrainPop! Our school has been lucky to have a subscription for years. I love the videos. They are very educational, but funny and short enough to keep the kids’ attention. They also have great interactive and/or paper quizzes, too. Thanks for sharing!
NC Teacher Chick