Helping to Build a “Nation of Makers”

June 12, 2015

We’re so proud to announce our involvement with the National Week of Making, celebrating the builders, creators, designers, and problem solvers among us! Running today through June 18th, the Nationa...

BrainPOP Twitter Chat Recap: Avoiding the Summer Slump

June 8, 2015

Check out highlights from #BPOPchat, our June BrainPOP Twitter chat in which we discussed summer enrichment ideas and tips for helping students avoid the summer slump. Here are the top summer enric...

#BPOPchat Recap! Highlights from the First BrainPOP Twitter Chat

April 7, 2015

Check out highlights from #BPOPchat, our recent BrainPOP twitter chat! On Thursday, April 2nd, dozens of educators logged into twitter and participated in the first #BPOPchat.  The enthusiasm and exc...

The Next Math Topic Slated for BrainPOP Production is. . .

April 2, 2015

Back in February, we asked YOU to vote in a poll to determine which math topic BrainPOP should produce next.  We received 235 individual votes and the winner, with 28%, is multiplying and dividing de...

Using Games for Formative Assessment: The A-Games Project

February 25, 2015

We’re thrilled to be able to tell you about the A-Games Project, a newly published study that looks at the use of digital learning games for formative assessment. This project, funded by the Bill an...

A Games Part 2: Case Studies of Game Features that Support Formative Assessment Practice

February 20, 2015

The A-GAMES project (Analyzing Games for Assessment in Math, ELA/Social Studies, and Science), a collaboration between the University of Michigan and New York University, studied how teachers actually...

Catch BrainPOP on the Road This January

January 6, 2015

Catch BrainPOP on the road! We're heading to some great conferences this month: January 20 - January 23, 2015 FETC Orlando, FL January 21 - January 24, 2015 BETT London, UK January 29 - J...

Touchdown! Rosetta’s Lander Makes History

November 13, 2014

Yesterday, after a journey of billions of miles, a probe the size of a washing machine landed on the surface of a speeding comet. In recognition of the European Space Agency's achievement, we've added...

Ebola Education: Establish Factual Understanding and Ease Student Fears

October 30, 2014

Media coverage of the recent Ebola outbreak has been inescapable.  Though the images and stories have been scary, it's important not to let fear and panic spread faster than the virus itself! To help...

When Earthquakes Strike, Think of Moby!

March 20, 2014

You never know when something you learned on BrainPOP will come in handy!  5th grade teacher Kathy Roventini recognized this last week when she found herself in the middle of an Earthquake!  She wri...