Looking for an online homeschool program that is engaging and fun? BrainPOP has been a trusted resource for us for years. Now, they’ve added features that make it an excellent choice for homeschoolers.
When my oldest was in second grade and still attending public school, he jumped in the car one day, all smiles. I was excited to see him so happy (school had been a struggle for some time). When I asked him about the best part of his day, he giggled and replied,
“Abe the Babe!”
I laughed and asked him for more details. He explained that he was allowed to go online in computer lab and watch history videos on this new program called BrainPOP. One of them was about Abraham Lincoln. At the end of the video, he took a quiz and was still giggling about one of the multiple choice answers.
You guessed it – Abe the Babe.
It became one of those family legends. Anytime any of us reference our 16th president, he is delightfully referred to as Abe the Babe.
Online Learning With BrainPOP
Although we began homeschooling soon after, BrainPOP continued to be a resource for us throughout our homeschool journey. So much so that at one point, my son started crying because he ran out of new videos to watch on the platform.
In looking at options for online learning this year, I had to see what BrainPOP had to offer. Turns out, the online program we have loved and trusted for so many years has expanded to become quite the curriculum resource.
BrainPOP: A Creative Approach To Excellence In Learning
BrainPOP’s Homeschool Combo has resources for grades K-8.
I was stunned to see all the new features that have been added to BrainPOP. BrainPOP’s mission is to empower kids to shape the world around them and within them. BrainPOP Homeschool has developed not just content, but tools to help every learner connect deeply to what they’re exploring.
Here are just a a few facets of the program that make it a trusted learning resource:
- Made by a leading edtech company, and trusted by 6+ million educators, BrainPOP was used in over 70% of US schools during the pandemic
- It’s designed to build a deeper understanding and higher order thinking skills across all subjects
- BrianPOP is proven to boost student academic achievement
- Active learning experiences keep kids highly engaged, rather than passive consumption, and are perfect for experiential learning
- Creative projects and learning games (movie-making, coding, simulations) allow kids to express knowledge and demonstrate understanding in their own way
- Gives kids autonomy in how they learn, and allows them ownership over their experience
Using BrainPOP In Your Homeschool
It has been such a pleasant surprise to see all that BrainPOP now offers.
For example, because we are studying Ancient Greece as part of World History this fall, I decided to look and see what BrainPOP offers to help direct our learning.
I was able to create a “class” on BrainPOP and add assignments from the platform. These included everything from videos and quizzes (just like Abe the Babe!) to games and coding exercises to show comprehension and learning.
Take a look at how easy to was to pull in the activities I wanted my son to complete.
My child is able to go in and complete these “assignments” and also able to peruse the site for other interesting topics and activities to explore.
There is such a wealth of information available, it is perfect for an interest-led learning rabbit trail.
Try BrainPOP In Your Homeschool
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Shawna Wingert is a former training and development professional turned education specialist, and has homeschooled her two children for the last ten years.Shawna has written four books about homeschooling unique learners and has been featured in homeschooling discussions on Today.com, The Mighty, Simple Homeschool, My Little Poppies and Raising Lifelong Leaners.
You can find her online here at DifferentByDesignLearning.com.