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Education Featured Article

April 06, 2010

Apple iPad Gets Free Educational App from BrainPOP

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor


A new BrainPOP featured movie application that can be downloadable from iTunes was created specifically for the iPad. This platform allows BrainPOP to deliver fresh, animated movies every day, with content relevant to substantial historic and current events such as Earth awareness and financial literacy topics in April. After watching the daily featured movie, students can test their knowledge with the accompanying interactive quiz. BrainPOP's topics bridge science, social studies, English, mathematics, arts & music, health and technology.


Avraham Kadar, M.D., CEO and chairman of BrainPOP said the new application is one example of how BrainPOP stands out at the cutting edge of educational resources.  Avraham said that the unique iPad screen that is combined with BrainPOP's content draws students into an immediate and personal learning experience. According to Avraham, the beautifully designed featured movie iPad application creates a fun, new way to encourage knowledge and to access learning anywhere. The BrainPOP featured movie app can be downloaded from iTunes.

BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that engages students, supports teachers, and bolsters achievement.  The company's proven and award-winning educational resources, uniquely suited for 21st century learning, include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Espanol, and the newly launched BrainPOP ESL. BrainPOP Educators is an online professional community with more than 85,000 teachers, support all the above. BrainPOP sites host more than 8 million visits each month to adjust to state standards and easy to use. BrainPOP Educators features free lesson plans, video tutorials, professional development tools, graphic organizers, and best practices for teacher community.

BrainPOP is used in different ways, from introducing a new lesson or topic to illustrating complex subject matter to review before a test. Content is aligned to state standards and easily searchable with the online State Standards Tool. Uniquely suited for 21st-century learning, all products are completely compatible with interactive whiteboards, learner response systems, projectors, Macs, and PCs. Downloading, installation, or special hardware is not required. BrainPOP also offers free featured movie to educational blogs and Web sites: www.brainpop.com/educators/featured_movie. If you do not have an iPad, you can embed BrainPOP's free featured movie in your own blog or Web site with a featured movie player.


Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight


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