Free Professional Development Session on Game-Based Learning
Tuesday, January 29 ▪ 9 am-4 pm
We'd love to have you at this special, free session we're co-hosting with FETC and Learning Games Network. You'll earn six hours of CEU credits while you and fellow educators from around the country discuss innovative uses for games in education. Get the details. Space is limited, so register today!
Our new feature simplifies your ability to keep track of learning. Create custom quizzes (read on); assess and provide feedback on learning from activities and game play; set up and manage classes; and more.
Easily tailor assessments to meet your students' different levels and needs. Build your own BrainPOP quizzes leveraging our bank of questions or those submitted by the community (including yours). Keep track of results with My BrainPOP (see above).
Our learning games portal now offers K-3 titles too! An array of new games for BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. awaits you.
All the teaching resources you need, now live off every topic - including related lesson plans, standards alignment, graphic organizers, and community-created quizzes.
Come see what your students experience on their tablets and phones - be they iOS, Android, Chrome, or Windows 8.
An innovative, comprehensive program for English language learners and teachers, BrainPOP-style.
Special Guest Presenters
"Tynker" Around With Programming
Thursday, January 30 at 11 am
The team from our GameUp partner Tynker joins us for a look at their fun, web-based programming platform aimed at kids as young as 3rd grade. Come see why 6,000 schools are already using Tynker!
Thursday, January 30 at 3 pm
Friday, January 31 at 10 am
Looking for literacy games that will help your students achieve the goals of the Common Core? Hear the ways Classroom, Inc.'s TSN 2 (available on GameUp) can do just that, engaging kids and helping them develop reading skills.
BrainPOP @ Microsoft
We'll be at Microsoft Booth 1401 throughout the show. Come see the Featured Movie app for Windows 8 in action - and enter to win a Combo+BrainPOP ESL Classroom subscription.
Recommended Conference Sessions
Game-Based Learning: Serious Fun
Thursday, January 30 ▪ 10-11 am
Brian Alspach (E-Line Media), Naomi Greenfield (FableVision Studios), and Scot Osterweil (MIT Education Arcade) join Allisyn Levy, our Vice President, GameUp, for this highly relevant session on game-based learning. The panel of experts will share information for today’s practitioner - criteria for evaluating games, game demos, strategies for integrating games into teaching and learning, research, and a toolkit for game design. Attendees will leave with recommendations for FREE online educational games and strategies for integrating them into their classroom learning ecosystem.
Playful Assessment With Digital Games
Thursday, January 30 ▪ 1-1:40 pm
Presenters Jessica Millstone (Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop) and Allisyn Levy lead a lively, interactive discussion about the use of online and video games for learning. They'll address the ways teachers across the country are integrating games as a powerful pedagogical tool, to better engage students and assess their learning in authentic and measurable ways. Come play some games, experience the use of games for assessment purposes, and get a chance to see where you fall on the spectrum of the latest related research.
It's a Wrap! Sharing Comprehension With Student Movie-Making
Thursday, January 30 ▪ 3:20-4 pm
POPstar Robert Miller (Port Orange Elementary) shows you how to transform your classroom into a movie studio and give your students a creative way to demonstrate comprehension. From brainstorming and storyboarding to post-production, he'll take you through the student movie-making process, providing tips and techniques for producing newscasts, docu-dramas, claymation, green-screening, and more.
You Think Your Students Know Science?
Multimedia and Online Collaboration in Your Formative Assessment
Friday, January 31 ▪ 12-12:40 pm
Students often come to class with misinformation and an incorrect understanding of science concepts. See how Robert uses his YouTube Channel to create formative assessments through video and online tools that guide his science lessons. You'll leave inspired to create your own material.
BrainPOP (www.brainpop.com) creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports teachers, and bolsters achievement – in classrooms, at home, and on mobile devices. Our award-winning online resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. We are also home to GameUp, an educational games portal for the classroom, and My BrainPOP, a tool that lets teachers create custom assessments and keep track of student learning. All resources are supported by our professional community, BrainPOP Educators. Mapped to the Common Core and aligned to academic standards, BrainPOP web sites and mobile apps support individual, team, and whole-class learning in traditional, blended, and “flipped” settings. Our global sites host more than 17 million visits per month, and our mobile learning apps - downloaded millions of times - continually rank among the highest in the major app stores' education categories.