Mars

Newly Updated Mars Topic Reflects NASA’s Big News

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Yesterday, NASA announced the discovery of liquid water on the surface of Mars, underscoring the possibility of life on the red planet. While it may take scientists years to find out the source or ful...
SXSWedu

Reminder: Cast Your Votes for the SXSWedu Line-Up

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Which sessions would YOU like to see on the official 2016 SXSWedu and SXSW Interactive line-ups? The Panel Picker for both events closes this Friday, September 4th, so cast your vote by the end o...
Helping to Build a "Nation of Makers"

Helping to Build a “Nation of Makers”

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We’re so proud to announce our involvement with the National Week of Making, celebrating the builders, creators, designers, and problem solvers among us! Running today through June 18th, the Nationa...
BrainPOP twitter chat

BrainPOP Twitter Chat Recap: Avoiding the Summer Slump

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Check out highlights from #BPOPchat, our June BrainPOP Twitter chat in which we discussed summer enrichment ideas and tips for helping students avoid the summer slump. Here are the top summer enric...
BrainPOP twitter chat

#BPOPchat Recap! Highlights from the First BrainPOP Twitter Chat

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Check out highlights from #BPOPchat, our recent BrainPOP twitter chat! On Thursday, April 2nd, dozens of educators logged into twitter and participated in the first #BPOPchat.  The enthusiasm and exc...
Poll results

The Next Math Topic Slated for BrainPOP Production is. . .

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Back in February, we asked YOU to vote in a poll to determine which math topic BrainPOP should produce next.  We received 235 individual votes and the winner, with 28%, is multiplying and dividing de...
A-Games Project

Using Games for Formative Assessment: The A-Games Project

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We’re thrilled to be able to tell you about the A-Games Project, a newly published study that looks at the use of digital learning games for formative assessment. This project, funded by the Bill an...
Information regarding A-Games Project on Empowering Educators part 2

A Games Part 2: Case Studies of Game Features that Support Formative Assessment Practice

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The A-GAMES project (Analyzing Games for Assessment in Math, ELA/Social Studies, and Science), a collaboration between the University of Michigan and New York University, studied how teachers actually...
on_the_road

Catch BrainPOP on the Road This January

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Catch BrainPOP on the road! We're heading to some great conferences this month: January 20 - January 23, 2015 FETC Orlando, FL January 21 - January 24, 2015 BETT London, UK January 29 - J...
rosetta

Touchdown! Rosetta’s Lander Makes History

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Yesterday, after a journey of billions of miles, a probe the size of a washing machine landed on the surface of a speeding comet. In recognition of the European Space Agency's achievement, we've added...