Instead of articles to read, Brainpop has animated videos that are then followed by an interactive quiz to test your knowledge on the subject. Each day you have access to a free video and quiz, but if you want access to all their content and other features, you need to subscribe. The app layout is very child-friendly, with everything clearly labeled and topics easy to navigate through. The topics included in the app are science, humanities, english, maths, arts, PSHE & citizenship, and design & technology.
Using BrainPOP in the Classroom
- Display on your interactive whiteboard for the whole class
- Encourage pupils to make notes and write their own quiz
- Organise small groups for a daily quiz and record the results
The videos are usually about five minutes long, and in some cases go into great depth and detail. A few of their free videos include, Smoking, World War Two, Idioms and Cliches, Lord of the Flies, and Bullying.