Ethics – a New Topic to Support Common Core

March 29, 2013

BrainPOP's newest topic, ethics, provides an accessible, engaging storyline and a terrific entry point for students to frame and build skills focused on in the Common Core State Standards. Understan...

Creative Assessment at Quest to Learn School

March 28, 2013

Last Friday, I had the honor of being one of the judges for the the Rube Goldberg Machines Boss Level at NYC's Quest 2to Learn School. With all of debate surrounding assessment, it was refreshing to...

New on GameUp: English Games and Classroom Inc’s The Sports Network 2!

March 14, 2013

BrainPOP is thrilled to introduce a new category of free English Language Arts (ELA) games! When you visit the main GameUp page, you'll now see an "English Games" button which takes you to our growing...

Using the BrainPOP Mixer™ in Creative Ways

November 26, 2012

BrainPOP Educators continue to submit interesting quizzes using the BrainPOP Mixer™ tool.   One of our recent favorites is from @jodonnell from Raymond W. Kershaw Elementary School in New Jersey,...

The Common Core Standards, the BrainPOP Mixer and FYIs

November 8, 2012

With the large scale adoption of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics, the education world is preparing for impending assessments beginning in 2014.  The 2014 as...

Assessment Games: A Design Challenge!

May 10, 2012

With the rise in popularity of games based learning, we are hearing more and more about game based assessment.  Though we believe that students learn a great deal and exercise their "problem solving"...

Guest Blogger Kristin Kowalski on IPads, Autism and BrainPOP

April 20, 2012

A few weeks ago I was combing the web for information about BrainPOP and came across a mention of Kristin Kowalski, an arts teacher from Ohio.  I reached out to see what she had to say about using Br...

Webinar Alert: Knovation (formerly netTrekker) BrainPOP and Assessment

April 17, 2012

Wednesday, April 18 4:00PM ET: Assess, Reflect, and Redirect Join us for this special webinar co-presented by our partner Knovation (formerly netTrekker.) We can’t wait to share the powerful ass...

Webinar Alert: Rejoice for BrainPOP’s Researching Resources!

February 14, 2012

Wednesday, February 15 6:30PM: Rejoice for BrainPOP’s Researching Resources! Lisa Parisi, 4th grade teacher at the Denton Ave School in New Hyde Park NY, hosts this session full of tips and ide...

Monster School Bus Game Assessment Ideas

January 10, 2012

Use the following game assessment ideas to encourage students to think critically about what they've learned during Monster School Bus game play: What do you like about this game? What are y...