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Building Background Knowledge and Learning New Vocabulary in Any Subject Area – Bonus Episode with BrainPOP

In this episode, Karina Linch, Chief Product Officer at BrainPOP, joins for a discussion about the importance of building background knowledge and learning new vocabulary with EdTech. We explored how technology, particularly BrainPOP’s video content and interactive features like pause points, can help students in various subject areas enhance their literacy skills while building background knowledge with engaging content.

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Tips for Building Background Knowledge and Learning New Vocabulary

  • Incorporate literacy skills into every content area.
  • Use engaging video content to boost background knowledge.
  • Look for new ways to introduce domain-specific vocabulary to students.


This episode is sponsored by BrainPOP — Learn more here.


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Blog Author and EdTech Consultant Dr. Monica Burns

Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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