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Guest Blogger Nili Bartley Puts a Spin on Professional Development

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Guest blogger Nili Bartley from Hopkinton, MA is a 4th grade teacher who has taken a different approach to training and professional development. Read on to learn about how Nili's students helped get ...
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The BrainPOP ESL Placement Test Is Live!

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Big news for BrainPOP ESL! Our brand new Placement Test is an easy way for you to assess your students’ English language proficiency so they can begin using BrainPOP ESL at a level that is just righ...
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Getting Started with Make-a-Map

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Make-a-Map is BrainPOP's newest tool for concept mapping. Concept mapping gives students the chance to transform information into knowledge by making meaningful connections between their thoughts and ...
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Getting Started w/ My BrainPOP

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My BrainPOP and its individual accounts simplify an educator's ability to keep track of students' work, provide feedback, create custom assessments, and more. Students are able to submit work includ...
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Using iOS Accessibility Features with the BrainPOP Featured Movie App

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The BrainPOP Featured Movie App has been optimized to take advantage of the Accessibility features built into Apple's iOS for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.  Activating the"voice over" feature enables ...
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Playful Assessment: BrainPOP’s Sortify Game

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Originally Recorded June 2014 Join us as we explore BrainPOP’s Sortify Game. Designed for “playful assessment,” Sortify covers a range of core subjects and is appropriate for lower elementary...
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What Makes a Great Educational Game? Peek Into Our Game Evaluation Process and GLS 2014

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There are a ton of really great games out there - but a lot of them never make it into the classroom. Why is this? The reasons include poor distribution, technical challenges, and a lack of teacher su...
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GameUp Video Game Evaluation Rubric

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How does BrainPOP evaluate and choose games to put onto GameUp? BrainPOP's GameUp team created this rubric to provide a framework by which to evaluate a games merit. We consider many aspects of a game...
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The Sortify Game: A New Experiment in Playful Assessment

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Sortify is a brand new offering from BrainPOP's GameUp that's designed to be used as a playful assessment. It’s an open-ended tool that is flexible enough to work for all grade levels (K-12) and ma...
Teacher Resources

Math Game Teacher Resources and Assessment Strategies for Employee Lounge

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The screencast outlines teacher resources and assessment strategies for using the “Lure of the Labyrinth Employee Lounge” math game on BrainPOP’s GameUp.  How are you using this game for assess...