BrainPop Activator: BrainPop Activator

 
 
 
BrainPop Activator
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BrainPop Activator

I noticed that students both needed and wanted a quick and engaging introduction to content. Instead of simply asking what do you know about this topic students prior knowledge is activated through a often funny yet very informative video segment on a topic. These videos are great for introduciing Social Studies content because they take often large and abstract topics and make them accessible for students.  

Strategy Resources (3)
Teacher In Action
 
 
Online Student Resource
 
 
Daily Agenda on class wik. BrainPop is used to introduce a topic.
Online Student Resource
 
 
Search query results on BrainPop.
Teacher In Action
 
 
Online Student Resource
 
 
Daily Agenda on class wik. BrainPop is used to introduce a topic.
Online Student Resource
 
 
Search query results on BrainPop.
Tanesha Dixon
Wheatley Education Campus
Washington, DC


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Quick
Subject:
Social Studies
Grade:
Seventh grade
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Routines and Procedures

Formal transitions happen twice during a double-block period. My students have to move from one section of my extra-large classroom (3 classrooms merged into one) and move to another section for a new lesson with a new teacher. My students have two minutes to transition from session to session, and we play a variety of interesting music on the surround sound stereo system to keep it fun.

 
Individual Instruction
Targeted Intervention

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Assessment & Data
Microgrouping

The grouping algorithm employed by School of One assigns students a new lesson every day based on the student's most current learning needs. The algorithm actually learns the students' needs from the previous day's exit ticket. One of the learning styles or lesson types, Live Investigation, assigns students to me who are ready for whatever the assigned skill is. However, within that group, there are still varying levels of ability. I can see all of this on my data report and then I can group within my group. I call this micro-grouping.

 
 
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