Guest Blogger: BrainPOP & NECC

I’m thrilled to bring back Lucas Kent as a guest blogger. We were so lucky to have Lucas join us at NECC this year and get to know him in person. Lucas’ website offers super helpful tips for integrating technology into your classroom. I highly recommend checking it out and subscribing to his monthly newsletter.


A great way to end the school year is to attend the annual National Education Computing Conference. This year’s conference was held in Washington D.C. and again was a resounding success with over 18, 000 attendees.

This year I had the pleasure to work with, one of my favourite companies that is taking the educational community by storm. Working with the BrainPOP staff for 3 days and checking out the other exhibitors at NECC only confirmed to me that BrainPOP is one of the most professional and fun e-learning companies out there.

BrainPOP provides educational videos, quizzes, lessons and more for K-12 students. In addition they are constantly adding new features like their new and improved BrainPOP Educators site that should be part of every teacher’s arsenal.

Next year’s NECC is being held in Colorado and again is a worthwhile experience. I always enjoy the sessions, exhibits and most of all, networking with other educators from around the world. So start planning now and see you at next year’s conference.

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  • mslinch

    Lucas, it was great talking with you at NECC. Thanks for continuing to help teachers make the most out of multimedia in the classroom. I loved learning from Canadian teachers’ experiences as well! – Karina