"Sometimes I've believed in as many as 6 different things before breakfast"

Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carol

Storytelling

Capturing children's imaginations to impart knowledge and teach about life is a tried and tested teaching method. From tall campfire tales to school plays stories play a big part in children's lives.

Our 800+ BrainPOP animations are short, information packed narratives. They use humor and characters who speak in a voice kids can relate to. This encourages self-directed learning and further exploration of the world around them.

  • Videos also address the issue of teachers’ time constraints, both in preparation and in the classroom.
  • The format of the video, related materials, and questions help drive collaboration through class discussion.

"Tim and Moby told me all about binary numbers and now I know more about them than one of the most clever people in my school! This is why I think BrainPOP is an amazing tool for learning!

Grace (10), Digital Leader


"And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all."

Where the Wild Beasts are, Maurice Sendak

Students as creators

BrainPOP’s resources afford teachers the ability to use highly focused learning objects across subjects and in a variety of learning settings.

How do you move a student from understanding to mastery? Our creation tools like Make-a-Movie allow deeper expression and demonstration of understanding.

Our Make-a-Movie tool empowers students and teachers to make their own BrainPOP-style movies. Simply choose a topic, build scenes using BrainPOP images and animations or draw your own, then add narration.

 
 

“How do you spell 'love'?"
said Piglet
"You don't spell it...you feel it." said Pooh” 

A.A. Milne

Forming and connecting ideas

Movie making, concept mapping, and reflection tools pair with writing, drawing, and primary source activities to spark deeper thinking and creative construction around our content.

Your students are going to enjoy Make-a-Map, our innovative concept mapping tool powered by Ideaphora®.

This tool allows students to create concept maps as they explore our resources, developing ideas using official BrainPOP movie clips, audio, images, and key vocabulary.

Students can include a written explanation of their thought process and submit maps to a teacher for feedback. As students learn more they can revisit saved maps, extending their understanding and demonstrating progress.

 
 

"You're a Wizard, Harry"

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K.Rowling

Playful assessment

Just one more go?

You’ve probably seen first-hand how absorbing digital games can be for young minds. What if you could re-create that level of engagement in the classroom? By bringing the world of game-based learning into education – through GameUp – we’re doing just that.

Educational games add a new way to captivate students and help them learn in a manner that’s meaningful for them.

Carefully vetted games, simulations, and coding exercises from the world’s leading learning game designers let kids tackle complex concepts, take on different roles, collaborate, and strengthen their systems thinking skills in the game environment.

Trial, error, and even failure become safe paths to learning.