BrainPOP Refinements and the Common Core State Standards
Like all educational content providers, BrainPOP has been adjusting to the curricular demands of the Common Core State Standards. We’ve addressed the changes by creating new content, making alignments for relevant movies, games and lesson plans. We’re also refining and adjusting some of our movies to address the specific demands of the standards.
For example, recently we made a change on our BrainPOP Jr. movie about Arrays. We noticed that our explanation of an array was accurate but stated differently from how the Common Core State Standards expect students to express understanding. Check out the change in this video. Do you notice the change in Annie’s explanation of counting rows?
We’re doing small changes, like the one above, for dozens of our BrainPOP and BrainPOP jr. movies. You can visit our BrainPOP and the Common Core page to learn about our approaches in general, but if you ever notice a tweak that could improve our animated content, please let us know! BrainPOP content is designed to help you, so we’re always happy to hear your feedback.