Monday, August 06, 2012

Brain Pop

We finally bought a tablet last week (an Android, not an i-thingy).  In part so that we can learn how to program apps for the tablet, but it's getting a bit of a workout with other things too.

One app that's proven a hit is the Brain Pop app.  Every day it has a new featured movie - a short educational animation about whatever is the topic of the day.  You can then choose to complete a short quiz based on what you've watched.  The quizzes are multiple choice - some are comprehension based, language based, reasoning etc.

So far, the topics Billy has watched include Mars, bacteria, bullying and constellations.  All in bite-sized snippets of learning.

3 comments:

jugglingpaynes said...

Brainpop is fun! We used it for a couple of years. I love that they offer free videos that change frequently. It helps keep it fresh for families on a budget. :o)

I'm so curious about the tablets, but we are slow to take up new technology. I'm curious to see how they work as a sketch pad. And let me know what you think if you download any animation apps!

Peace and Laughter!

Caz said...

Aren't tablets great Kez! We got a ipad not long ago and we love it.. I got an app called Ulysses, it's an interactive Greek mythology adventure! Frodo's having a blast with it :D Will have to have a geek a brain pop too!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.