Computer Science Education Week, the Hour of Code and BrainPOP

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December 9-14th is the official Computer Science Education Week featuring the Hour of Code, "a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify 'code' and show that anyone can learn...

De-“Mist”-ifying Cloud Computing

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In our newest BrainPOP technology movie, Tim introduces Moby to the wonders of cloud computing. Discover how the "cloud" is really a network of powerful data centers connected by the Internet. Learn h...

The NMC Horizon Project Wants Your Stories of Innovative Technology Use in the Classroom!

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The 2013 Horizon.STEM Advisory Board invites educators to share their stories on innovative classroom technology! The NMC Horizon Project has selected a list of 12 “Technologies to Watch” which wi...
Acuity, BrainPOP and 21st Century Skills

BrainPOP, Acuity and 21st Century Skills

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The 21st Century Skills initiative is at the heart of the Common Core State Standards. With the arrival of the Common Core State Standards, students in Grades K-12 are entering a new era of learning t...
Addition Blocks

Addition Blocks Comes to GameUp

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Addition Blocks is the newest math game to be featured on GameUp!  Back in 2011, the Federal Department of Education’s Digital Promise Initiative announced the STEM Video Game Challenge, and Georg...
Women in STEM

BrainPOP attends the Science Online Teen Unconference in New York City

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On Saturday, our own Maia Weinstock represented BrainPOP at the inaugural Science Online Teen unconference in New York City. An offshoot of the popular Science Online held each year in North Carolina,...
brainpop and learning games network

Playful Learning Event with BrainPOP and Learning Games Network

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On Saturday March 23rd, BrainPOP and Learning Games Network hosted a select group of educators for a one day professional development workshop designed to make game based learning a reality in the cla...
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 di...
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 ...
STEM video game challenge

National STEM Video Game Challenge 2013

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Inspired by the Educate to Innovate Campaign, President Obama’s initiative to promote a renewed focus on STEM education, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition whose goa...