Friday, September 21, 2012

Get Mixing with BrainPOP

Last Wednesday I "attended" a BrainPOP webinar on the site's latest features.  How exciting to have a district license with these new developments!!  If you haven't been using your BrainPOP or BrainPOP Jr. subscription this year, be sure to ask your administrators for your school's password!

Here's what I discovered from the webinar:  The BrainPOP Mixer.  This new function allows teachers to create, build and share their own quizzes on BrainPOP (as of the time posting this blog post, Mixer was not yet available for BrainPOP Jr. but is in development).  That means YOU have access to over 9000 pre-made questions from BrainPOP, plus teacher created content being added daily, PLUS the option to personalize questions based on classroom experiences and the ability to ask OPEN-ENDED questions.  Not too shabby, if you ask me.

If you want any assistance utilizing this new device, feel free to ask me for help, or check out the webinar I attended here.

This is just one awesome development.  There are also new games added all the time to the GameUP section.  This flower power game is a great way to have students practice ordering fractions and decimals in a fun, fast paced way.  I am hooked!

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