A Universe of learning
We believe BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. have been enjoyed by many thousands of primary age children around the world for over 20 years because it nurtures kids’ intrinsic curiosity and wonder.
Children are full of questions, which is how we like it!
Super simple and engaging to use, BrainPOP's learning content allows your class to independently study curriculum concepts in a safe and structured way across a full range of subject areas.
(Take a look at Fast land changes topic on BrainPOP Jr.)
We help you make the complex...simple
Our popular animated movies offer a powerful way to express the most relevant information about curriculum topics.
That moment of sudden understanding - a “brain pop” - is how the company got its name!
(Take a look at Maya Civilization on BrainPOP)
An endless variety of instruction
We offer you a huge range of ways to engage with a topic, from learning games to coding tools to concept mapping, all of which allows you to offer a more rich and balanced curriculum.
We also provide a suite of assessment options, which makes it easier for you to manage your pupils' learning outcomes.
(Take a look at coding on BrainPOP)
*And we really make it easy. There's no extra or hidden cost for your pupils to use BrainPOP at home.
The learning journey
Using their individual accounts a child's BrainPOP activity can be captured from their first click to their last. 6 years of rich learning history!
Year group transitions
Before the start of a new academic year, teachers can easily look back through incoming pupils' BrainPOP dashboard - maps and movies made, scores achieved, feedback given, and so on. Seek out areas of interest, what enthused them, and where they need work.
Know the value of BrainPOP
The My BrainPOP Admin dashboard records use across the school - login counts, popular movies, class management, etc. You can even check which teachers are the most prolific users and ask them to train others!
Here's a few teaching ideas for primary classrooms
Energise a lesson!
BrainPOP is a great way to introduce a new topic or concept. Use the movies to engage your students with active viewing! Pause when a new vocabulary word pops up, or have students paraphrase what happened, make a prediction or connect what they just saw to their own experience.
Make a Map
Ask children to start a map when you introduce a new topic, and to build and improve on it over time.
Read all about it!
The breadth and depth of topics in BrainPOP can help address the questions kids ask about what they see, hear and read about in the news. Use the 'Newsela' feature (Topic based lexia leveled news articles) to engage students in literacy no matter their reading level.
BrainPOP movies are just the right length to use for improving note-taking skills. Encourage students to put the movie’s main concepts into their own words or summarise the main ideas. Use subtitles to support struggling readers and writers.