Who We Are
Founded in 1999, BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Our award-winning online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. BrainPOP is also home to GameUp, an educational games portal for the classroom.
In traditional, blended, and “flipped” learning settings, BrainPOP supports individual, team, and whole-class learning. At school and in informal learning environments, our characters help introduce new topics and illustrate complex concepts. Through the newly launched “My BrainPOP,” teachers and students can keep a record of learning accomplishments through quizzes, game play, and activities. This new tool includes teacher access to our Mixer, which lets users tailor assessments to meet all students’ needs. BrainPOP is also great fit for mobile learning and BYOD classrooms: our educational apps - available on all major platforms – have been downloaded millions of times,and lauded in countless reviews.
All our resources are fully supported by BrainPOP Educators, our free teacher community. Content is mapped to the Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and searchable with our online Standards Tool. We are easy to use, with no downloading, installation, or special hardware required.
BrainPOP was conceived by Avraham Kadar, M.D., an immunologist and pediatrician, as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients. Today, we’re used in more than 20 percent of U.S. schools, and are growing internationally. We take pride in our in-house team of educators, animators, and writers, who produce and continually improve BrainPOP, incorporating valuable teacher and parent input. Aiding us is a talented group of educators who serve as our Academic Advisors. We also partner with an array of educational game creators and other education technology companies and organizations.
To start exploring BrainPOP, check out our Free Stuff.