INSTRUCTIONAL  SOFTWARE  

 

Choose one Instructional Software title. Complete all fields in the following template to describe the
software and how you would use this product in your future classroom to help students achieve required
learning standards.
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Name:  Lyndsey  Crawford  
Software  Title:  BrainPop  
URL:  http://brainpop.com  
Function(s)  of  Instructional  Software  (check  all  that  apply):    
   Drill  and  Practice      Tutorial      Simulation      Instructional  Game      e-­‐books/e-­‐references  
Features  of  the  Software  (check  all  that  apply):  
   Assessment  Monitoring/Reporting  (Keeps  track  of  student  data  and/or  generates  reports  for  
the  teacher)      Allows  teacher  to  create  customized  lessons  for  students      Multi-­‐user  or  
collaborative  functions  with  others  in  class      Multi-­‐user  or  collaborative  functions  with  others  
beyond  local  class      Accessible  to  students  beyond  the  school  day    Accessible  via  mobile  
devices      Multiple  languages    Safety,  security,  and/or  privacy  features        
Strengths  of  the  Software:  multi  users,  more  videos,  and  more  languages  

 
Suggestions  for  Improvement:    

S5P2.  Obtain,  evaluate,  and  communicate  information  to  investigate  electricity.  a.Obtain  and  
combine  information  from  multiple  sources  to  explain  the  difference  between  naturally  occurring  
electricity  (static)  and  human  harnessed  electricity.  

b.  Design  a  complete,  simple  electric  circuit,  and  explain  all  necessary  components.  c.  Plan  and  
carry  out  investigations  on  common  materials  to  determine  if  they  are  insulators  or  conductors  of  
electricity.  

 
Standards  Addressed:  See  https://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/Default.aspx    
(Be  specific.  See  Common  Core  Standards  or  Georgia  Performance  Standards  and  paste  them  in  
here.    Example:  MCCK.CC.1  Count  to  100  by  ones  and  by  tens.)    
Grade  Level/Content  Area(s):  5th  Grade  
Bloom’s  Level  of  Critical  Thinking  Required  (check  all  that  apply).    See  
https://www.brainpop.com/science/energy/electriccircuits/

   Remembering      Understanding      Applying      Analyzing      Evaluating    Creating  

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INSTRUCTIONAL  SOFTWARE  
 

Description  of  how  to  implement  in  the  class:    

         The  teacher  will  introduce  electricity  by  asking  students  what  they  know  about  electricity  and  
circuits.  Students  will  be  familiarized  with  electricity  from  the  video  on  BrainPop.  They  will  be  
encouraged  to  watch  the  video  and  remember  and  write  down  two  interesting  facts  from  the  
video.  The  teacher  will  lead  a  class  discussion  about  how  to  create  a  circuit.  Students  will  then  get  
with  a  partner  and  as  a  class  we  will  create  a  circuit  with  a  battery  and  wire.  Students  will  then  
create  a  podcast  about  how  to  create  a  circuit  and  what  steps  they  will  need  to  follow  to  create  a  
circuit  that  works  properly.    

         The  podcast  will  allow  for  assessing  to  see  if  students  know  how  to  and  can  explain  how  to  make  
a  circuit.  The  podcast  will  also  include  technology  skills  and  will  also  get  students  excited  about  
sharing  their  podcast  with  the  class.  Allowing  students  to  construct  a  podcast  will  allow  students  
to  be  creative.  This  small  group  activity  requires  many  blooms  levels  such  as  remembering,  
understanding,  applying,  and  creating.  
 
*  Examples  of  common  instructional  models  include  whole  group,  teacher-­‐led,  student  self-­‐paced,  small  
group,  or  individual  learning  activities.  Use  as  many  of  these  descriptors  or  other  descriptors  as  apply.    

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