New On BrainPOP: Note-Taking Skills

August 20, 2014

Just in time for back to school, we introduce our newest movie topic page - Note-Taking Skills. Start the year with this one and prompt students to use best practices for watching BrainPOP movies  al...

6 new Drafting Board games are now on GameUp!

June 13, 2014

That's right--we've got six new games from the Drafting Board series, created by our incredible partner iCivics. Drafting Board games are designed to allow students in grades 5-12 to explore the proce...

Books and Authors Spotlight Lesson Plans

March 6, 2014

BrainPOP's Books and Authors spotlight highlights topics from Frankenstein and Lord of the Flies to J.R.R. Tolkien and Agatha Christie. Lesson plans for these topics and more are all included in thisÂ...

Grammar Spotlight Lesson Plans

March 6, 2014

BrainPOP's Grammar spotlight highlights topics from Antonyms, Synonyms and Homonyms to  Capitalization and Tenses. Lesson plans for these topics and more are all included in this Grammar spotlight l...

SnapThought™, a Photo Reflection Tool

October 18, 2013

This screencast illustrates a new photo reflection tool which changes game play in the classroom. Learn how students can take screenshots and write comments on key moments of certain games on GameUp. ...

Author Studies with BrainPOP Lesson Plan: Choose Your Favorite Writer!

May 24, 2013

In this author studies lesson plan, which is adaptable for any grade level, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the life and works of their favorite writer. Students will read two or more books...

English Games (ELA) and The Sports Network 2!

March 14, 2013

BrainPOP is thrilled to introduce a new category of free English Language Arts (ELA) games! When you visit the main GameUp page, you'll now see an "English Games" button which takes you to our growing...

New On BrainPOP Jr: Prefixes

March 11, 2013

A new week and a new topic page on BrainPOP Jr: Prefixes!  In this movie. Annie and Moby explain that a prefix is a letter or group of letters that is attached to the beginning of a word to change ...

The Newest BrainPOP Fan Animation, Created with Puppet Pals!

June 15, 2012

Guest Bloggers and BrainPOP Educators Eliza Chung and Jan Bird worked with students from class 1a at The School at Columbia to create their own BrainPOP Fan Animation about raising baby chicks. Here ...

Book Reports Lesson Plan: Self and Peer Evaluation

June 5, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-12, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to identify the elements of a comprehensive book report. Students then create a book report...