Meaningful Fun: Why Video Games Should be Used in the Classroom (Part 2 of 3)

June 13, 2011

Categories: Gaming Research
Along with developing in gamers new methods of low-level but useful information processing, games can do an excellent job of teaching content material.  Playing the PC game Civilization can teach pla...

Meaningful Fun: Why Video Games Should be Used in the Classroom (Part 1 of 3)

June 13, 2011

Video games get a bad rap.  Parents ban their children from ever playing them, social critics bemoan them for their violence, and teachers view them as brain-killing devices par excellence. And yet, ...

Focus Groups at ISTE – You’re Invited!

June 10, 2011

Categories: BrainPOP Conferences
Are you attending ISTE? We're looking for educators and administrators to join a one-hour focus group to explore our newest resources at the show. Participants should use or have experience with B...

Augmented Reality Meets Education

June 9, 2011

Categories: Apps Gaming News
  Augmented Reality has tremendous potential in the educational world. PBS Kids partnered with AR development company Ogmento to create the game Hatchling Party.  "Every new technology is an o...

In the News: E.Coli

June 8, 2011

Categories: BrainPOP
If you've been following the news lately, you know that a massive outbreak of harmful E.coli bacteria has had ripple effects in Europe over the past week. We've already heard from kids who are conce...

Webinar Alert: BrainPOP Jr.

June 7, 2011

"POP" in with BrainPOP Jr. throughout the Summer Wednesday, June 8, 2011 4:30 PM EST Duration: 1 Hour Take advantage of the summer months to build and refresh young minds with BrainPOP Jr.! We wil...

ISTE Members: Cast Your Votes!

June 5, 2011

About a month ago, we announced the SIGML 2011 Mobile Learning Video Contest. If you're already in summer mode and one month is a distant memory, this is a gentle reminder. The video submission dead...

That was so funny when moby fell!

June 3, 2011

Categories: BrainPOP Jr.
I can't help but smile whenever I read the BrainPOP emails that kids send in. I thought I'd share a few of the most recent greatest hits from our youngest BrainPOP Jr. fans. I didn't touch the spell...

Guest Series: BrainPOP in Berlin! Week 7

June 2, 2011

Chris Carter's saga with BrainPOP ESL in Germany continues with week 7... Day Thirty The exercises in BrainPOP ESL Level 2 require more reading and more fill in the blank activities.  We have to...