Computer Science Education Week, the Hour of Code and BrainPOP

December 3, 2013

December 9-14th is the official Computer Science Education Week featuring the Hour of Code, "a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify 'code' and show that anyone can learn...

Participate in Games Research Survey for a Chance to Win!

November 27, 2013

Categories: General
We realize there are infinite ways that students and teachers use educational games. We hear anecdotes about how games are effective educational tools from various stakeholders,  and we're firm belie...

Thanksgiving Preparation with BrainPOP Jr. Get Your Gobble On!

November 24, 2013

Turkey time is just around the corner and BrainPOP Jr. helped spark a little turkey tradition and fun in our classroom.  The students worked on creating a turkey using fine motor skills to cut, glu...

50 Years Later: Reflecting on the Life of President John F. Kennedy

November 21, 2013

Categories: In The News
Fifty years ago today, Americans were jolted by the news that their popular 46-year-old President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, had been shot and killed by a gunman during a parade in Dallas, Texas. It wa...

SimCityEDU – The Newest Release from GlassLab

November 21, 2013

Remember SimCity, Will Wright's famous game in which you create the city of your dreams?  Recently Glasslab, a nonprofit video game development group based at the California campus of game publishe...

De-”Mist”-ifying Cloud Computing

November 11, 2013

In our newest BrainPOP technology movie, Tim introduces Moby to the wonders of cloud computing. Discover how the "cloud" is really a network of powerful data centers connected by the Internet. Learn h...

November Spotlight – American Indians

November 7, 2013

This November, check out our Spotlight: American Indians.  In BrainPOP's careful and sensitive way, our movies explain the wide variety of culture and peoples indigenous to the Americas.  Topics inc...

Halloween on BrainPOP

October 31, 2013

Categories: Featured Movie Holidays
Happy Halloween! From scary costumes to sticky sweet candy, Halloween is filled with curious and fun tradition.  Learn all about the fascinating origins of today's holiday with the Featured Movie - H...

Brain Points: A Growth Mindset Reward Structure Boosts Player Persistence!

October 17, 2013

Brain Points: A Growth Mindset Reward Structure Boosts Player Persistence in Refraction By: Eleanor O'Rourke Psychologist Carol Dweck has made an interesting discovery. She and her colleagues have...

BrainPOP’s Approach to the Common Core State Standards

October 8, 2013

Categories: CCSS
Since the announcement of the Common Core Standard initiative, the entire BrainPOP staff has worked hard to make appropriate adjustments. Here at BrainPOP Educators, we have carefully considered how o...