Email and IM

You’ve got mail! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the mysterious workings of email and IM. You’ll find out about the program your computer uses to read, write, and receive mail, and the simple definitions of complicated-sounding terms like SMTP and POP. You’ll learn where the addresses of computers are stored on the Internet, and see how YOUR computer goes about contacting your friends’ computers. Also, you’ll discover the differences between email and instant messaging, and how your IM client knows who’s online and available to chat! Finally, you’ll get a few important safety tips for all online communication. Now you’re ready to send!

Sharing Information Online Lesson Plan: The Share Jumper Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online game) to practice identifying the when and hows about sharing information online. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Online Safety Board Games Lesson Plan: Identify Internet Safety Rules

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify and analyze basic Internet safety rules. Students then create game boards which the class can play to reinforce the safety rules and encourage critical thinking. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Thomas Edison Lesson Plan: How Inventions Build Upon Each Other

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to identify important accomplishments in the life of Thomas Edison. Students will also research later inventions that utilized Edison's scientific findings and/or improved on his inventions. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Science Fair Lesson Plan: Planning Projects with BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about planning projects when they create a science fair exhibit.  They will select their topic, explore the criteria for planning, and design a compelling and realistic experiment based on their topic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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