Oh, Canada

The ECOO Conference (Ontario, November 12-13) marks our first participation in a Canadian conference. Stop by our booth and say hi!

Mark your calendars to attend two special sessions featuring BrainPOP.  Lucas Kent, Canadian teacher and author of 6 Steps to Success in Teaching with Technology will share his experiences incorporating technology in his school and highlight the integration of BrainPOP and Promethean resources in his classroom in his Friday session at 9:00 am, room 1438, 6 Steps to Success with BrainPOP & ActivExpressions. Dr. Kari Stubbs, Director of 21st Century Learning at BrainPOP will present Digital Citizenship: Teach Your Students How to Use Technology Responsibly, Friday at 1:00 in room 1321. Join this session to discuss digital citizenship and leave with a toolkit of resources on blogs, internet safety, email and IM, and more that can be easily integrated into your curriculum.

Are you a Canadian educator who uses BrainPOP? We’d love to hear from you!

  • Denise

    I’m teaching grade 3/4 this year and am a new subscriber to BrainPop and we love it! The movies make it so easy to integrate the two curriculums easily. My students really enjoy Moby and Tim. :0)

  • Kat

    We just discovered BrainPopJr – and we liked the Reading Maps link. The only thing is…we wished that there were Canadian maps. How could we help get Canadian curriculum with BrainPop?

  • http://www.brainpopjr.com Annie C. Editorial Director, BrainPOP Jr.

    Hi Kat,

    We’re working on topics that work for American and Canadian students and educators. This is a new area for us so we’re trying to meet the needs for our friends in Canada! We’ll be producing more metric-based movies and try to address other topics that work for both Canada and the U.S. Stay tuned! Are there movies you would like to see on the site? Let us know.

  • Angela Melrose

    First let me say that I am absolutely inspired by your program. I have a high functioning Autistic son (turning 12 this year) who is placed in a grade 7 class but is currently only performing at a grade 3/4 level. I kept him home for a day last week and we played “homeschool” he was assigned to your website and was allowed to self-direct himself all day. He was very co-operative (which is highly unusual for him) and previewed numerous movies and enjoyed the games and activities associated with each. My daughter who is 9 years old in grade 4 also participated and has been on site every day of the trial and immensely enjoys the wide variety of subjects and the quizzes and activities. Needless to say we are all very excited about using this program to supplement our educational goals as a family.

    One problem though. We are from Canada and your subject matter is very American oriented. I would love to purchase a Canadian version. History, government, money and basic geography in these subjects is imperative.

    I hope you develop a Canadian version soon and include learning basic French as part of the program as French is one of our National languages.