Monday, November 18, 2013

#AppMondayTAS - BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

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BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android - FREE)

Reviewer Comments
BrainPop Jr. is an independent learning animated video library hosted by Annie and Moby now available in both the Android and Apple market. Brainpop Jr. videos cover a variety topics and subjects from math to social issues available on an easy to navigate mobile app with full access being available to those with subscription.
BrainPop Jr. is a simplified version of the secondary version Brain Pop, following the same format of videos and features with the addition of bigger colorful typeface and simplified concepts for children at elementary level and below. Every video is followed with two quiz options of easy or hard, a comic strip, and joke all related to the topic, while keeping score within the app.
This app is a wonderful tool for young students to independently seek the answers to their burning questions or further expand on difficult to understand concepts. When used in a group it promotes proper social etiquette of taking turns, patience, and improves listening.
BrainPOP Jr. is also an effective tool in differentiation to meet the needs of all students. BrainPop Jr. allows each student to learn at his/her own pace with a handy stop, play, pause, and close caption feature. Students are presented with material in a fun and non-intimidating way. It's fun for the classroom and the whole family!
Possible IEP Goals:
When presented with a reading task assignment and provided with the use of a computer/laptop, _________will review/listen to video or audio book to answer comprehension questions with 70% accuracy in 5/7 trials.
When instructed on the steps of the scientific method and provided with the use of a computer/laptop, _____________ will review/listen to the steps and complete a scientific experiment with 75% accuracy in 3/5 trials.
After a story is read from a picture book, the student will retell the story in sequential order.
The student will listen to a teacher presented story and will answer __ number of comprehension questions related to the read story.
Common Core Standards:
English Language Arts- Speaking and Listening
Comprehension and Collaboration
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