April Curriculum Connections

BrainPOP Refinements and the Common Core State Standards

Posted by Andrew Gardner on

Like all educational content providers, BrainPOP has been adjusting to the curricular demands of the Common Core State Standards.  We’ve addressed the changes by creating new content, making alignments for relevant movies, games and lesson plans.  We’re also refining and adjusting some of our movies to address the specific wording of the standards.

For example, recently we made a change on our BrainPOP Jr. movie   Arrays.   Though our explanation of an array was accurate, it was stated differently from how the 2nd grade OA standard expect students to express understanding. Check out the change in this video.  Do you notice the change in Annie’s explanation of counting rows?


We’re doing small changes, like the one above, for dozens of our BrainPOP and BrainPOP jr. movies.  You can visit our BrainPOP and the Common Core page to learn about our approaches in general, but if you ever notice a tweak that could improve our animated content, please let us know!  BrainPOP content is designed to help you and your students achieve, so we’re always happy to hear your feedback.