The Newest BrainPOP Fan Animation, Created with Puppet Pals!

June 15, 2012

Guest Bloggers and BrainPOP Educators Eliza Chung and Jan Bird worked with students from class 1a at The School at Columbia to create their own BrainPOP style movie about raising baby chicks. Here at...

Descriptive Writing Lesson Plan: Why Showing is Better than Telling

June 7, 2012

In this descriptive writing lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the difference between writing that "shows" and writing that "tells" and articul...

Book Reports Lesson Plan: Self and Peer Evaluation

June 5, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify the elements of a comprehensive book report. Students then create a book report...

June Spotlights

June 1, 2012

  Things get a little weird this month on BrainPOP with June’s spotlight: Weird Science.  We’ve included everything from Bruises to Bats to Boogers.  Yuck!  Explore those strange carnivor...

New on BrainPOP: Edgar Allan Poe

May 14, 2012

Categories: BrainPOP General Writing
Worry nevermore, BrainPOP now has an  Edgar Allan Poe movie!  We profile the 19th century author’s background and career as a writer, as well as his influence on gothic literature.  Join Tim and ...

New BrainPOP Movie: Parallel Structure

March 30, 2012

Categories: BrainPOP English Writing
The BrainPOP topic library keeps growing!  Our Parallel Structure movie is the newest addition to our English and Writing offerings. If your writing seems wordy and unclear, then have we got a mo...

What’s New?

February 16, 2012

BrainPOP is always growing! Whether we're adding new topics to BrainPOP, sharing our favorite educational games on GameUp or a building new levels on BrainPOP ESL, we're hard at work curating and crea...

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...

Really Radical Research Resources!

January 12, 2012

We’ve Updated Our Research Resources! You know we’re always trying to make life a little easier for teachers. As part of that ongoing effort, we’ve redesigned the BrainPOP Research section, ...

New on BrainPOP: J.R.R. Tolkien

December 21, 2011

Categories: BrainPOP General Writing
Get in “The Hobbit” of working BrainPOP’s brand-new J.R.R. Tolkien topic into your curriculum! Making its debut this week, our Tolkien movie profiles the celebrated author, his definitive works,...