I am a big fan of Brain Pop movies. This app is geared towards students in grades Kindergarten – third. Another version is available for older students. Good ‘ole Moby (the robot) appears in all BrainPOP Jr. movies with his dear friend Annie.
This app does allow all students to watch one ‘free’ movie each week. However, students with access to a subscription can log in to access part of or the entire collection of BrainPOP Jr. movies! Bonus features (such as quizzes and activities) are included for each movie.
There are two different mobile-device based subscriptions.
Explorer – $1.99/month. Provides access to the free ‘Movie of the Week’ and its bonus features plus 3 related movies (per week) and their bonus features
Full Access – $5.99/month. Provides unlimited access to all movies and their bonus features
Note: Login credentials for the web-based BrainPOP sites also work on mobile devices via the BrainPOP apps.
Subjects and Categories
Science – animals, plants, habitats, conservation, land, matter, forces, energy, weather, space, science skills
Health – be well, be safe, relationships, be responsible, bodies, teeth, food, drugs
Reading & Writing – authors, reading skills, story elements, comprehension, phonics, word, sentence, communication, writing
Social Studies – American history, ancient history, biographies, holidays, communities, Native Americans, government, economics, citizenship, geography
Math – number sense, addition and subtraction, measurement, geometry, time, money, data and probability, fractions, multiplication and division
Arts & Technology – art, music, technology