I thought it would be useful to think about why Brainpop seems to be such a useful resource for middle school students. Here’s what I come up with:

  • They are short and freindly
  • They are familiar – not just from science
  • They are pitched at the right level (mostly)
  • They give feedback gently and promptly
  • They can be revisited

I’m sure there are more reasons. Not all of the presentations are perfect, so they need previewing, but, apart from that, they are good to go.

There must be others – fro example this site has a bunch of IB level stuff which is good where it matches up.


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