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Mrs. Bradley from Cedar Rapids IA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring on Brainpop!

My students need a subscription to the online learning tool called Brainpop, which includes animated movies, quizzes and activities on a wide variety of topics.

  • $316 goal

This project expired on March 15, 2016.

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My Students

Learning a new language is anything but straightforward and orderly. It requires lots of courage, imagination, variety and perseverance. As the teacher of 50 middle school English Language Learners, I find my biggest challenge to be keeping the learning real, but not overwhelming. No easy task!

My sixth through eighth grade English Language Learner (ELL) students hail from 15 different countries, including the Congo, Rwanda, Honduras, Guatemala and Nepal.

They are a mix of immigrants and refugees. This season of a youth's life is filled with tremendous changes for any student, but for my ELL students there is the added challenge of adjusting to a new culture and language. The school consists of a 42% free and reduced lunch population and prides itself on its quality academic environment.

My Project

The image of my ELL students' curious faces looking at me for clarity and reassurance keep me motivated to seek out materials that will best help them in the process of acquiring English. I recently was the fortunate recipient, through Donor's Choose, of an online subscription to Brainpop ESL and have been blown away by not only how user friendly it is, but also by the appeal it holds for my students in acquiring language. We use it on a daily basis, which has led me to seek out the subscription to Brainpop as well. It is made up of a much wider variety of animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. These components cover topics within Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing, allowing me to help make connections between language learning and the other subject area classes that students attend every day.

The Brainpop content is carefully mapped to the Common Core and is aligned to academic standards, making it the perfect go to tool for enhancing learning for my ELL students.

The inviting way that concepts are presented, along with the visual and auditory support of videos would build on students' current funds of knowledge and allow them to grow from there.

Mrs. Bradley
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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BrainPOP-12 Month Classroom • AKJ Books $220.00 1 $220.00

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