Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Brain POP

Yesterday during my fieldwork hours my Coop teacher introduced me to this website called BrainPOP which is a site developed as an educational resource that students and teachers can use in the classroom. You can search from practically all subjects, Art, Music, Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Health, even Engineering and Technology. The site teaches difficult concepts on a level that depending on the grade, will be able to understand. In my 8th Grade art classroom my teacher used this site to give more information on Surrealism. As the animated video played I could see every students eyes on the screen, most likely because it was a cartoon which is something that most kids that age are already watching. I think that this is such a great site because the kids are learning about things that might not be as understandable if we just told them about it. The video was played after me and my Coop discussed surrealism with the class, it was a good way to reiterate some of the things that we said to the class in order to make sure they understand the movement.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great website to back up information you just went over with kids. I feel like videos are a way to really make concepts stick with students, and I would definitely use this website in the future thanks for sharing it!