Let's explore a fantastic site for finding educational cartoons for your classroom.
Watch above as SimpleK12's Teacher Learning Community Trainer Monica Burns shares how to find educational cartoons at BrainPOP.
BrainPOP was founded in 1999 by Dr. Avraham Kadar as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients. Today, we’re a trusted learning resource supporting core and supplemental subjects, reaching millions of learners worldwide. – About BrainPOP
BrainPOP is a perfect place to grab resources for students. Their engaging videos grab the attention of students and keep them interested in new topics. With these quick video clips students watch as Tim and Moby find out answers to a guiding question. Each cartoon includes visuals, explanations, and new vocabulary words. To extend the learning even further, BrainPOP connects you to related topics to explore on their site.
Interested in other ways to engage your students with videos?
This online training session has just what you need:
Hook Your Students with One of Their Favorite Sites – YouTube shows you how to “hook” students at the beginning of a lesson with an engaging educational video. YouTube IS safe to use with students in the correct context, and this session explains how you can go about it.
How do you use cartoons in your classroom? Share your favorite method in a comment on this article.
About Our “Cartoons in the Classroom” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.
About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.