In classrooms, on mobile devices, and at home, BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and more. Our award-winning resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. They cover topics within Science, Math, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading, and Writing. Our content is carefully mapped to the Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and searchable with our online Standards Tool.
We are also home to GameUp, an educational games portal for the classroom; Make-a-Map, an innovative concept mapping tool powered by Ideaphora®; and the "My BrainPOP" suite of features, which lets teachers customize assessments, incorporate gaming into instruction, spur meaningful reflection, and keep track of learning. BrainPOP Educators offers professional development and an array of lesson plans, video tutorials, graphic organizers, and a rich curriculum calendar.
BrainPOP can be used in traditional, blended, and "flipped" learning settings, supporting individual, team, and whole-class learning. At school and in more informal learning environments, our characters help introduce new topics and illustrate complex concepts. BrainPOP is also an ideal fit for mobile learning and BYOD classrooms: our BrainPOP site is optimized for mobile browsers, and our educational apps - available on all major platforms - have been downloaded millions of times, and lauded in countless reviews.
BrainPOP was founded in 1999 by Avraham Kadar, M.D., an immunologist and pediatrician, as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients. Today, we're used in more than 20 percent of U.S. schools, and are growing internationally: our resources are available in major world languages including both American and British English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin. We take pride in our in-house team of educators, animators, and writers, who produce and continually improve BrainPOP, incorporating valuable teacher and parent input. Aiding us is a talented group of educators who serve as our Academic Advisors. We also partner with an array of educational game creators and other education technology companies and organizations.
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