January 30, 2011
January 23, 2011
Today I will be blogging about the Spanish version of BrainPOP. BrainPOP has become so popular, they now have a Spanish site. That's right Spanish videos! BrainPOP also has gone international with the following: BrainPOP UK, BrainPOP Latinoamérica and BrainPOP Français.
So if you are an international speaker, go ahead and click on the blue links above, and it will take you to their international sites. They also feature free videos as well. If you click the picture above, it will take you to their Spanish site.
Listed below is their help menu in Spanish. You will see the various help topics that will assist you in working around the Spanish site. Simply click the picture below and it will take you to their help site.
I hope you enjoyed all the BrainPOP tutorials. The one thing I really enjoy about BrainPOP, is that they keep adding more videos to their sites. I have a feeling they are working on a BrainPOP Jr in Spanish. Well, we will just have to wait and see. Take care and see you next week.
January 16, 2011
4. Used on a one to one basis as an intervention
To learn more about brain pop, simply click on the picture below.
As you learned in the video, the lessons continue to scaffold the learning process by building on previous lessons. This program assists students who have difficulty with their English skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. BrainPOP ESL has two levels and four to six units of instructions, which are broken down into mini lessons. The exciting part of the program is BranPOP continues to work on adding more content. They are currently working on building a third level.
1. Know More - This feature explains the lesson in greater detail.
2. Words, Words, Words - This feature is used for vocabulary enhancement with interactive flash cards.
3. Read It – This feature will teach your students alphabet letters to building words, sentences and increase reading comprehension.
9. At A Glance – This allows you to pick a topic in an organized manner by level, unit or alphabetically. This feature is great for teachers who are looking for the perfect ESL lesson.
10. BrainPOP for Educators – This is where teachers submit ideas on how they are using the program in their classrooms.
Hope you enjoyed this blog article on BrainPOP ESL. Next week, I will be sharing with you the final program in BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español. See you next week.
January 9, 2011
Hope you are doing all well. I know you have all been waiting for this topic. So let's get started. BrainPOP Jr. is a web site similar to BrainPOP, except it is related to grades K - 3.
The exciting thing about BrainPOP Jr. is every week they are continuing to add more animated videos. If you look at the picture above, this is what you will see when you go to http://www.brainpopjr.com/. Simply click on the picture above, and it will take you to there.
BrainPOP Jr. also has free videos you can preview. Each video is on average 4 - 8 minutes long. If you look at the picture below, this is what the interface looks like when you click on the free video Science Projects. I have labeled the video controls underneath the video screen. Click on the picture below, and it will take you to the video.
As you can see in the picture above they have games, activities, jokes, vocabulary word walls, quizzes, drawing activities, writing samples, and more. They also have close captioning which means the words will appear on the screen as the video plays. You can even print a personal notebook on the video you are playing.
Here is a list of science units that BrainPOP Jr. has to offer. Click on the picture below and it will take you to the particular page on the BrainPOP Jr. site. If you scroll down on that page you will see a list of the videos for science. When you get to the web site, scroll down and click on the pictures that have a FREE Tag in the upper left hand corner and you can play the video.
January 2, 2011
Happy New Year!
Today I am sharing with you a wonderful web site that will enhance learning for your students. BrainPOP is an animated, curriculum-based program that enhances student learning by engaging the student through video tutorials. BrainPOP uses animated characters, robots, diagrams and more to motivate and engage the learner. BrainPOP also offers free lesson plans, activities and sample video tutorials to try out.
Currently BrainPOP has a teacher community of more than 125,000 people. They have even completed a research study on the effect of BrainPOP on students. To download this PDF click on the picture below:
They have hundreds and hundreds of videos to view. To see how many videos they have just alone in Science, simply click on the picture below. If you see a pink oval shape that says FREE, then you can view the video without a subscription. To see all the videos yourself, click on the picture below and it will take you to their site.
They have over 50 free videos you can view on their entire web site. If you want to see their Science Units, simply click on the picture below.
If you have never tried out brain pop, you can vist them by clicking on the blue link: http://www.brainpop.com/ BrainPOP is for grades 4 - 8. It is also a subscription based web site. If you want to get it for your home use, it will be a $99 investment per year. Well worth the investment if you use the videos to enhance learning.
Once you arrive at the site simply click on the academic area you are interested in. You can view free videos in Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Art & Music, Health and Engineering and Technology. Once you click on the Subject area, you can narrow down your search by clicking in the content area, or you can click on the link on the left side that says See All ______ Movies. Once all the videos pull up, look for the words free next to the small pictures and clickon it. Once you click on it, the video will begin to load and follow the instructions on the screen.
After you click on the "Click Here To Play The Movie" you can see the video. Most videos are anywhere from 3 minutes to 5 minutes long. After the video you can give your students an assessment or a quiz by clicking on the following picture:
After you click on the Quiz picture, you will see the following options to choose from:
According to BrainPOP, the video tutorials are Ideal for both group and one-on-one settings, BrainPOP is used in numerous ways, from introducing a new lesson or topic to illustrating complex subject matter to reviewing before a test. Content is aligned to academic standards and easily searchable with online Standards Tool. Uniquely suited for 21st-century learning, all products are fully compatible with interactive whiteboards, learner response systems, projectors, Macs, and PCs. No downloading, installation, or special hardware is required.
BrainPOP also has BrainPOP Jr. for grades K - 3. I will be blogging about BrainPOP Jr. next week. Hope you have a great week. Take care.