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What’s New at BrainPOP: September Recap

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Back-to-school has been a very busy time at BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr.!  Here’s a recap of what’s new.

BrainPOP Jr.

Polygons

It’s a triangle… It’s a square… It’s a polygon! Shape up for our newest geometry movie that takes a look at different polygons, from quadrilateral to nonagon! What’s a nonagon? Watch to find out!

Long E

Bean, green, piece, key: what do these words have in common? They all a have a long-e in them. Join Annie and Moby in this new phonics movie and discover which letter combinations produce this vowel sound.

GameUp

Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case

In this newest game from our partner Field Day Lab, students unravel clues to find the real stories behind artifacts that mysteriously show up at a history museum.

After the Storm UPDATE

In this game from our partner Classroom Inc., students take on the role of editor-in-chief in a community struck by a major hurricane. The updated version of After the Storm features new episodes plus a “Workplace Introduction” that shows students how to check their objective, use the new text-to-speech feature, and play the game.

Features

Creative Coding

Are you wondering how to fit coding into your already packed school day? Join hundreds of schools that are now using BrainPOP’s Creative Coding, such as Tech Fort Green in Brooklyn, NY. This new add-on feature, developed in collaboration with Scratch and Videcode, offers seamless integration of block- and text-based coding into your day-to-day curriculum. Projects are scaffolded so that even students (and teachers!) with no coding experience can succeed, while those with a background can take their work to more sophisticated levels.

It’s not too late to get Creative Coding for this school year, including a professional development webinar to help get you started. Sign up now for a free demo, then save 25% on our Creative Coding package when adding it to your subscription before December 31, 2018.  

Back-to-School

Visit the Back-to-School page to find out what’s new this school year, including in-product support, a new Creative Coding package, and enhanced account management! If you haven’t already done so, email onboarding@brainpop.com to set up individual accounts so that you can make the most of your students’ BrainPOP experience.

BrainPOP 101

Whether you are a BrainPOP newbie or just need a refresher, BrainPOP 101 is for you! This series of activities are designed to help you understand how BrainPOP tools and features support you and your students as they assimilate and explore topics across the curriculum. BrainPOP 101 is available to all teachers with a My BrainPOP account.