What do BrainPOP and netTrekker have in common?

What do BrainPOP and netTrekker have in common? 1). They both celebrated their 10th birthdays this summer. 2). They’re powerful 21st century teaching tools. 3). They have partnered together so you can find BrainPOP content seamlessly through netTrekker searches!

To celebrate 21st century learning and our partnership with netTrekker, I was the keynote speaker at the recent netTrekker Fest event. My keynote, 21st Century Learning – What’s in Your Back-to-School Bag of Tricks?, was all about re-thinking education. We explored how to become 21st century learners, how to teach 21sts century kids, and even discussed examples of 21st century teaching ideas. I encouraged participants to become 21st century learners by challenging them to connect online with other educators and resources at BrainPOP Educators, netTrekker Village, and Twitter. I praised Calcasieu Parish for providing the opportunity to witness 21st century learning at this spring’s NSBA Site Visit, and encouraged participants to create their own mini-site visits with leaders in their districts. I shared global learning experiences and video footage from my experiences in classrooms in China. I also showcased the BrainPOP Internet Safety Flipchart and the Global Connections: Natural Disasters wiki and lesson that I’d shared at NECC. I energized the crowd by highlighting how to take advantage of BrainPOP’s resources, searchable within netTrekker, to reach students at a variety of levels and on a variety of topics. There was much enthusiasm about the BrainPOP-netTrekker partnership!

BrainPOP’s partnership with netTrekker will enable netTrekker users to access 28 Free BrainPOP topics – 21 BrainPOP, 6 BrainPOP Jr, 1 BrainPOP Español – these can be accessed without a BrainPOP subscription. By early September, you’ll also have access to all BrainPOP quizzes, BrainPOP Jr. games, and BrainPOP Educator lesson plans and video tutorials. For those of you who are already both netTrekker and BrainPOP Subscribers, you’ll have access to 1200+ BrainPOP resources all with a seamless sign-on experience.

What are some ways you envision using BrainPOP and netTrekker together? Please share your ideas below.

  • http://altec.org Amber Rowland

    What an exciting endeavor! BrainPOP and netTrekker are a powerful partnership. I will share this news with our educators!

  • http://school.nettrekker.com Dawn Crawford

    Kari –
    Thank you so much for honoring us and the teachers at netTrekker Fest with your presence, enthusiasm, knowledge and sheer kewlness! The most exciting thing about the partnership between BrainPOP and netTrekker is that now we have so many more educators to learn from and help :) Maybe they will all share the news with their own learning networks like Amber above – good news travels fast, right?

    Happy, Happy Birthday BrainPOP! We’ll both have a slice of cake and get back to making sure educators all have fantastic resources to use in their classrooms with their students.


  • http://www.nettrekker.com Kirsty Wertz

    I imagine that BrainPOP users who already have netTrekker will appreciate the two solutions being integrated–so much more convenient with one login. Oh and then there’s the ability to find BrainPOP resources in netTrekker grade or reading level search results and aligned with state standards.

    BrainPOP is such a wonderful brand–we’re proud to partner with the awesome team behind the brand.

    Happy Birthday!

  • Jill Allen

    Kari, So sorry I missed you and your 21st Century presentation at nT Fest due to being out of the country. I hear it was a great event! BrainPOP resources are very engaging for the students. Both my sons want to go through the movie, the quizzes and other activities. Partner that with a few learning games and other sites in nT and I’ve got two kids who’ve learned the complete topic in several different formats…and they enjoyed it!