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BrainPop and MyBrainPop

posted Sep 20, 2017, 10:20 AM by Christina DeBello
BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, mathematics, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.

BrainPOP was founded in 1999 by Dr. Avraham Kadar as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients. Since then it has been expanded into a wonderful collection of short, succinct educational videos presented by the characters Tim and Moby that allow students to be more engaged with their own learning.


Teachers for years have been showing BrainPop videos to their students, either in a whole-class setting or by sharing video links individually to students as enrichment and supplementally activities.

BrainPop videos often contain a quiz to help evaluate comprehension of the materials introduced in the video or activities that can be completed to further enhance the students' knowledge of the topic. 



In the last few years, BrainPop has been expanded once more to include a new feature that allows educators to assign specific videos, quizzes, or activities and track students progress. The new platform is called My BrainPop. Educators can log in using their school's educator code and set up classes to enroll their students in using a class code they create. Once the classes are populated with students educators can then begin to creating assignments. Those assignments are automatically tracked and recorded through the educators My BrainPop account.


Additional features included in the My BrainPop platform include:

MAKE-A-MAP

This tool allows students to create concept maps and connect and develop ideas as they explore our resources. Students can include a written explanation of their thought process and submit maps to a teacher for feedback. 
BrainPOP · BrainPOP Jr. · BrainPOP ESL
 

MAKE-A-MOVIE

The newest addition to our suite of creation tools empowers teachers and students to make their own BrainPOP-style movies! Build scenes using images from our library or your own drawings. Add narration then submit and share. This tool cultivates planning, organizing, writing, collaborating, and analyzing skills. 
BrainPOP






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