Founded in 1999, BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Our award-winning online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and BrainPOP ESL. In June 2011, we launched GameUp™, a collection of top free online game titles that tie right in to curriculum. Our Featured Movie apps for iOS and Chromebooks have been downloaded more than 1 million times and lauded in numerous reviews. All of our resources are supported by BrainPOP Educators, our teacher community now more than 165,000 members strong and featuring free lesson plans, video tutorials, professional development tools, graphic organizers, best practices, groups and forums, and much more.
Ideal for both group and one-on-one settings, BrainPOP is used in numerous ways in classrooms, at home, and on mobile devices, from introducing a new lesson or topic to illustrating complex subject matter to reviewing before a test. Content is mapped to Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and easily searchable with our online Standards Tool. Uniquely suited for 21st-century learning, all products are fully compatible with interactive whiteboards, learner response systems, projectors, Macs, and PCs. No downloading, installation, or special hardware is required.
BrainPOP was conceived by Dr. Avraham Kadar, M.D., an immunologist and pediatrician, as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients. Today, we host more than 11 million visits to our web sites each month. We take pride in our in-house team of educators, animators, and writers, who produce and continually improve BrainPOP, incorporating valuable teacher and parent input. We are aided by diverse group of educators who serve as our Academic Advisors.
To start exploring BrainPOP Jr., BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and BrainPOP ESL, register for our Free Trial. BrainPOP Educators and GameUp are always free.
|Classroom BrainPOP Jr.||$135/yr||Access: School hours (7am-5:30pm local time). Kindergarten-grade 3. Free resources on BrainPOP Educators. 24-hour access for teachers only.|
|Classroom BrainPOP||$195/yr||Access: School hours (7am-5:30pm local time). Free resources on BrainPOP Educators. 24-hour access for teachers only.|
|Classroom BrainPOP Español||$150/yr||Access: School hours (7am-5:30pm local time). Free resources on BrainPOP Educators. 24-hour access for teachers only.|
|Classroom BrainPOP ESL||$115/yr||9 units, 45 lessons, with content expanding. Access: 24/7. Free resources on BrainPOP Educators.|
|Classroom BrainPOP Jr. (School)||$825/yr||Access: School hours (7am-5:30pm local time). Kindergarten-grade 3. Free resources on BrainPOP Educators. 24-hour access for teachers only.|
|Classroom BrainPOP (School)||$995/yr||Access: School hours (7am-5:30pm local time). Free resources on BrainPOP Educators. 24-hour access for teachers only.|
|Classroom BrainPOP Español (School)||$825/yr|
|Classroom BrainPOP ESL (School)||$495/yr||9 units, 45 lessons, with content expanding. Access: 24/7. Free resources on BrainPOP Educators.|
This tool was really fun to play around with. I really like how the content is put into context. When I was watching a main ideas video they talked about recycle and having a greener planet which was really interesting to watch. the questions after the video are also really good and even made me think about them.
The only thing that I was disappointed about was how expensive this full app was. I wish that this app was just more affordable and I would pay for this app and use it all the time. I would just use the free videos on the app.
BrainPOP is a fascinating website where students can play games, watch videos/tutorials, complete engaging activities, build their vocabulary with the “Word Wall” section, or even take leveled quizzes (easy/hard) to check for comprehension. So far I have only perused through the “Free Resources” section, but can def see how this website would be a great buy for the classroom/school.
What I like most about the website is that it has a lot of options to create an engaging activity, and keep students interested in learning for quite a while (there are numerous activities, videos, tests, etc.). Also there are multiple forms of the website to reach all levels of needs: BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP ESL, BrainPOP Espanol, BrainPOP International, and of course the main website BrainPop.
Now it’s time to check-it-out for yourself :)
BrainPop’s GameUp section is a fantastic resource of animation style games.
I have used Brain Pop for the past few years with my students across the curriculum. I love how the video uses humor, relatable situations, and real life applications and common occurances to relate, review, and relay specific subject information to students. One video clip I found especially helpful was on time and how a clock can be divided into fractions. It literally helped provide the students with a clear, animated visual that put into motion everything I wanted to convey in my lesson but lacked the engaging visual tools to do so.
I often allow students to explore various topics they are interested in during our computer lab time because the site is easy for students to navigate independently.
I also use the site for remediation purposes and follow up with a short one on one lesson afterward.
It is best to preview each video first because some are extremely simple and almost too young for some of my third grade students.
I just started using BrainPOP this year with my high school students. It is definitely geared at younger students, but my freshmen definitely can learn and appreciate the videos. The videos are a great way to just give a general overview of a topic. I am an English teacher so before we start reading Of Mice and Men, my students can watch the video that describes The Great Depression. I also show the video on Jazz music during The Great Gatsby unit. I also like that BrainPOP has general educational videos such as going back to school tips and advice.
BrainPop and BrainPop Jr. are both wonderful additions to the classroom. They work well when classroom instruction needs a slight boost or you have ten extra minutes of time at the end of class. The videos are always lively, enthusiastic, and make even middle school students giggle. I also love the quizzes that are available with each video. These can be printed, shown on-screen but taken individually on paper, or used as a review quiz with the entire class. I wish there were even more videos on those Writing topics, as they are the best!
Great tool for reviewing or introducing a topic in a general sense. Not a tool to explore the depths of any subject or topic. Things I like: short, easy to use, students like characters, gaming-ish, short assessment at end.
My middle school science students enjoy elements of BrainPOP. It is a low-performing middle school and I've found a lot of the material is over their heads. If you are using it to provide a way of reviewing material, BrainPOP is OK, but don't expect a student to pick it up if they haven't learned it through another medium.
Although I haven't discovered it, there must be alternative cartoon presentations of material. I generally use it as review the day before a quiz (coupled with a more hands-on activity) or as the background for a topic (a video introduction to Newton before a lesson on Newtonian physics).
I have used Brainpop since they were in beta at the turn of the century. The videos are great filler when you under-planned a class by ten minutes. The characters are well targeted at the K-8 set, but my high school students still find it funny; maybe in the same sentimental way they find Dora and Boots funny. Anyway, I wouldn't put too much stock in Brainpop as anything but a conceptual introduction to a topic. The videos are very general, and sometimes have factual erros. But you gotta love Mobi's irreverent, robot humor.
Easy to use as a teacher. Videos are short and relatively shallow, but engaging and useful at conveying basic vocabulary.