Discovering Digital Tools for Learning With Graphite.org

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Pinpointing the best digital tools for your students can be pretty overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s Graphite.org, a free service from the non-profit Common Sense Media. Through rigorous ratings and p...
The Snapthought Reflection Tool

SnapThought, a Written Reflection Tool

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This screencast illustrates our written reflection tool. Learn how students can take screenshots and write comments on key moments of game play within a selection of GameUp titles. The SnapThought too...

Brain Points: A Growth Mindset Reward Structure Boosts Player Persistence!

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Brain Points: A Growth Mindset Reward Structure Boosts Player Persistence in Refraction By: Eleanor O'Rourke Psychologist Carol Dweck has made an interesting discovery. She and her colleagues have...

CSI Flight Adventures: Flight School Assessment Tips

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After playing the CSI Flight Adventures game, allow students to print out a record of their flight school exercises and how they did on the flight missions. Have students talk about their results with...

BrainPOP and the Common Core State Standards

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BrainPOP is committed to developing quality resources and providing top-notch guidance to help you and your students meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards. Explore this collection of vid...
Feature Spotlight

BrainPOP’s Related Reading Feature- The Perfect Informational Text Resources to Support Reading Comprehension

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Guest Blogger Mike Jones, shares some of his favorite teaching strategies to support reading comprehension using informational text in BrainPOP’s Related Reading feature. In my 7th grade science clas...
accommodation Using BrainPOP

Top 5 Tips for Accommodation Using BrainPOP

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These tips on accomodation using BrainPOP help students with various learning styles in every setting. In this guest blog post, BrainPOP's Summer POPstar in Residence, Mike Jones, shares his top 5 tip...

Inquiry Based Exploration with TechChef Lisa Johnson

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TechChef Lisa Johnson shared about inquiry based learning and documenting student work in the BrainPOP booth at ISTE 2013. Check out her "Thinklink" and do some "inquiry based" exploration yourself! ...
Video Game Challenge

Weaving Literacy and Assessment into Game-Based Learning

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BrainPOP's Allisyn Levy shares her experience integrating assessment into game-based learning. For a long time, I was on a hunt for an amazing English Language Arts game that tied into curriculum a...
Ethical dilemmas and the Scale of Justice

Ethics – a New Topic to Support Common Core

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BrainPOP's newest topic, ethics, provides an accessible, engaging storyline and a terrific entry point for students to frame and build skills focused on in the Common Core State Standards. Understandi...