pi day

Prep for Pi Day 2013!

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Tomorrow is March 14th, also know as Pi day!  Every year many teachers observe the coincidence that our calendar notation aligns with the most famous ratio -  the circumference of a circle to its diam...
prefixes

New On BrainPOP Jr: Prefixes

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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 its...
problem solving

SXSWEdu, Educators, Entrepreneurs and the Importance of Problem Solving

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I was lucky enough to be part of the BrainPOP team that attended and presented at this year’s SXSWEdu Conference and Festival, and wanted to share some of my thoughts and impressions. Throughout  S...
Teaching Your Child About Flight

Teaching Your Child About Flight

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Guest blogger Laura Gatto shares a delightful story of preparing her son to handle the anxiety of air travel with BrainPOP! In the week leading up to spring break, my 6-year-old son was super excit...

5 Great Uses for BrainPOP’s Earth Awareness April Spotlight

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Here are 5 ways to shine April's BrainPOP spotlights Earth Awareness and Money Matters into your classroom. 1) April 22nd is Earth Day - have students explore the entire Earth Awareness Spotlight p...
Quiz Mixer

Differentiation, Genetics and Test Prep: More Creative Use of the BrainPOP Mixer

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For years BrainPOP educators have been asking for the ability to modify and create their own BrainPOP quizzes to differentiate for various groups of students.  Now, with the introduction of the BrainP...

Guest Blogger Laura Gatto on The Academy Awards, Story Telling and BrainPOP

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The Academy Awards are over, and shiny golden oscars are being clutched proudly under the arms of the winners.  Around the globe millions of people watched the show, but why? Is it the glamour and gli...
Iroquois

New on BrainPOP Jr: Iroquois!

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You've been asking for it, so it's with great pride that we present to you our newest topic page, Iroquois! In this Social Studies movie, Annie and Moby introduce the culture, customs, traditions, and...
evaluating educational games

3 Tips for Evaluating Educational Games

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Guest Blogger Andrew K. Miller (@betamiller on Twitter) is on the National Faculty for the Buck Institute for Education, an organization specializing in 21st century project-based learning, as well as...
serious game jam

A Serious Game Jam with BrainPOP, MouseSQUAD and Global Kids!

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On February 13th, BrainPOP was thrilled to host student leaders from Global Kids and Mouse Squad for a "serious game jam" at BrainPOP Headquarters. During the 2 hour event, student leaders from Global...