Why Use Playful Assessments?

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Originally Recorded April 2015 “Assessment” is a word we tend to associate more with “boring but reliable” than “engaging for students.” But it may be time to rethink that. We welcome Kevin Miklasz...
BrainPOP on the Road

Heading to a conference? So are we!

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If you're planning to attend any of these fantastic education conferences in May or June, we'd love to connect with you! Stop by our booth in the exhibit hall for a free demonstration of new tools ...

Make-A-Map Lesson Plan: Authors That Changed Our Lives

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students will use BrainPOP resources (including the Make-a-Map tool) to explore the effects of authors on our world....

Formative Assessment and Concept Mapping with Make-a-Map

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Originally Recorded March 2015 BrainPOP’s concept mapping tool, the Ideaphora®-powered Make-a-Map – encourages learners to represent thinking in a visual manner. Analyzing concept maps can help tea...

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 ...
Concept Mapping

Make-a-Map: 3 Minute Overview

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This is a 3 minute overview video of our new concept mapping tool, Make-a-Map. You will learn a few basics about how to construct a good concept map along with an explanation of the tool's interface....

My BrainPOP: See It In Action

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Originally Recorded November 2014 My BrainPOP simplifies your ability to keep track of learning and provide feedback. Guest host and POPstar Nili Bartley shows you all its features in action: creat...

Concept Mapping with BrainPOP’s Make-A-Map Tool

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Have you tried Make-a-Map yet? BrainPOP Movie watching becomes interactive with our Make-a-Map tool. Click the "Make-a-Map" button on any topic page and give it a try! The movie appears in the uppe...
My Brainpop

Guest Blogger Nili Bartley on My BrainPOP, Grammar and the Flipped Classroom

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Today's guest blogger, 4th grade teacher Nili Bartley from Hopkinton MA attended our first "Certified BrainPOP Educator"  workshop at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta. Read on to learn about Nili's success using ...

Concept Map Lesson Ideas: Using the Make-a-Map Tool

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In these concept map lesson ideas, which are adaptable for grades 3-12, students create concept maps using BrainPOP's free online Make-a-Map tool. This tool allows students to use text, images, and cl...