BrainPOP Quizzes & Promethean’s Learner Response Systems: Feedback!

With the integration of our quizzes and Promethean’s ActiVote/ActivExpression now a month old, we thought we’d solicit some feedback from those of you who’ve put it to use. Students and teachers alike had some great things to say!

“Using BrainPOP with ActivExpressions is the best thing since sliced bread … I used them with a third-grade class today, and it was awesome.” – Tim Clark, Ed.S, Johns Creek Elementary School

Another teacher shared: “I exported scores last week and it was great!  Piece of cake.  Love how quickly it allowed me to see levels of mastery with main idea so I could see who needed to be retaught and who could move on.”

“The kids always enjoy using the votes with brainpop. They don’t even realize that I’m using it as an assesment.” -Mike Sandridge, 3rd Grade Teacher, Mount Airy Elementary School, Maryland

The past month has also given us a chance to troubleshoot and assess some of the problems we’ve heard about.  An FAQ is coming soon! But in the meantime, I wanted to share a few helpful tips that might help you get up and running.  If you’re running into problems:

  • Make sure you’re going into this with up-to-date Promethean drivers and firmware. You can download the latest versions from www.prometheanplanet.com.
  • Also make sure that your Flash Player is current. The latest version as of September 23 is 10.1.85.3. If this isn’t the version you have, download it at www.adobe.com/go/getflash.
  • Check that your voting devices are registered.  If you’ve upgraded the drivers or firmware, you may need to re-register them.
  • Clear your browser’s cache. A cache is a store of temporary internet files that help pages load faster, but can sometimes contain outdated page versions. For instructions on how to clear your cache, check out our Tech Support FAQ.

If you’ve been using BrainPOP with Promethean’s LRS in your classroom, we’d love to hear about your experiences. Leave a comment on the blog or email us at info@brainpop.com.