Concept Map Lesson Ideas: Using the Make-a-Map Tool

September 7, 2014

In these lesson ideas which are adaptable for grades 4-12, students create concept maps using BrainPOP's free online Make-a-Map tool. This tool allows students to use text, images, and clips from Brai...

Game Over Gopher: Extending Student Learning

August 27, 2014

Students benefit most from Game Over Gopher game play when they are provided multiple opportunities to explore the game. Try to provide at least 2 twenty-minutes sessions in class and an additional 20...

Game Over Gopher Discussion Questions

August 27, 2014

Throughout Game Over Gopher game play, we recommend having students pause their game play to think and reflect on their strategies. You can use the following discussion questions to guide students' th...

Coordinate Grids Lesson Plan: Game Over Gopher Game

August 27, 2014

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 4-6, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online math game) to explore coordinate grids and planes. ...

Note-Taking Skills Lesson Plan: Create a Personalized System

August 7, 2014

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for students in grades 3-12, students will explore various styles of note-taking and develop their own unique and effective note-taking system....

Join the Gaming in Ed Online Conference This September

July 15, 2014

Join conference founder Steve Hargadon along with BrainPOP's own Allisyn Levy as they co-chair the first Gaming in Ed conference! This is a free event that will be held entirely online, bringing toget...

Using iOS Accessibility Features with the BrainPOP Featured Movie App

June 26, 2014

The BrainPOP Featured Movie App has been optimized to take advantage of the Accessibility features built into Apple's iOS for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.  Activating the"voice over" feature enables ...

Mental Math Lesson Plan: Gate Game

June 23, 2014

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-8, students will use a free math game to construct increasingly large numbers. They will practice skills in mental math, place value, operations (i...

Batteries Lesson Plan: How Does a Battery Work?

June 22, 2014

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources and a hands-on investigation to learn how batteries operate. ...

Active Imagination Lesson Plan: Everyone’s Creative

June 20, 2014

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students learn about active imagination and how they can use their imaginations to solve problems, create, and have a positive impact on the wo...