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I Didn't Know BrainPOP could do THAT!

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Descriptor of Session:

We all know BrainPOP has great videos and quizzes, but there’s so much more!! In this training, you will learn all about My BrainPOP for student accounts as well as the amazing activities you can assign! Be prepared to “wow” your teacher friends and students because you will leave saying, “I didn’t know BrainPOP could do that!” 

Team Rubric Indicator

Standards and Objectives, Motivating Students, Activities and Materials, Questioning, Feedback, Thinking, Problem Solving


Standards and Objectives, Motivating Students, Activities and Materials, Questioning, Feedback, Grouping Students, Thinking, Problem Solving productivity, and promote creativity. b. use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, preparing publications, and producing other creative works.

TN Standards

CCSS ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

PLC Guiding Questions

1. What is it we want our students to learn?

2. How will we know if each student has learned it?

3. How will we respond when some students do not    learn it?

4. How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?

Digital Citizenship

Password, Professionalism


·         Participants will successfully create and log into their BrainPOP student accounts.

·         Participants will spend time exploring the BrainPOP activities.

·         Participants will walk through how to create class assignments.

·         Participants will complete a survey quiz about the BrainPOP training.

Success Criteria:

I know I’m successful when I can:

·         Log into My BrainPOP account.

·         Submit activities to my teacher/trainer.

·         Locate where to create assignments for my own students.

·         Answer questions honestly about today’s training.

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Suggested Bell Work:

·         Participants will enter the code to connect with your class.

·         Create a My BrainPOP student account under that class code.

Task 1: (10 minutes) 


• “My BrainPOP” overview video http://bpopne.ws/mbpoverview on BrainPOP Educators.

* individual accounts are the only way to access the full breadth of the content, features, and tools.  

•  SEARCH TOOL for narrowing down our 800+ topics in all subject areas.  

•  Topic pages include Make-a-Map, Make-a-Movie, and more. * Make-a-Map is for concept mapping, Make-a-Movie is for movie making, they’re both part of BrainPOP’s “suite of student creation tools,” etc.  

• Let's look at a movie and see viewing options, including closed captioning. 


Task 2: (1 hour)


·         Once participants are logged into their accounts, have them view their assignment notification. Click to see assignments.

·         Participants will watch the movie and take the quiz.

·         Once quizzes have been submitted, show the teacher view of submitted assignments

·         Move on to Game – show participants how the SnapThought feature works (camera at the bottom of the screen) by capturing a picture in the game.  Click the question mark on the bottom right to watch a quick video tutorial. To the left of the screen, you will see pics taken and can click on them to access. Participants can write descriptions of what is happening in the game or give examples as it pertains to class and submit them for review.

·         Show teacher view to see how assignments are being submitted.

·         Make-a-Map – choose “create new or template.” Click on question mark at bottom left for video tutorial. Participants will create a map and submit. (Maps can only be submitted/saved through My BrainPOP.)

·         Show teacher view to see how assignments are being submitted.

·         Newsela – BrainPOP’s newest feature provides a Newsela article that correlates with a movie topic. Reading levels can be adjusted. Each article contains a 4 question quiz, BUT the results are NOT submitted to the teacher. (Unless they have a Newsela paid subscription.)

·         Show teacher view to see how assignments are being submitted.

·         Movie Project – Choose the type of movie you want to make. At the bottom left, click on the question mark to watch a short video tutorial. Participants will create a movie.

Task 3: (15-20 minutes)


·         Go back into your assignment tab and walk through creating assignments with participants.

·         Point out how they can add directions, due date, future assignment, and assign to multiple classes.

·         Participants will need their own school’s educator code to create a teacher account (they have previously been students in your “class”) 

Closure Activity (10-30 minutes)

·         Give Quiz Mixer Code or have participants go back to their assignments and click on that quiz to answer a few brief questions about the BrainPOP training.

·         Training Evaluation

·         If participants want to stay and create their educator accounts with their school’s code, you will want to stay and help them with any additional questions.

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