Saturday, March 30, 2013

New Feature: Access BrainPOP Right from Google

For those of you who haven't experienced BrainPOP yet, it's time.  For those of you who know and love BrainPOP, accessing the resources just got a little easier!

What is BrainPOP? This is how the company describes itself:

 "BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students - in school, at home, and on mobile devices. Our resources include movies, quizzes, games, mobile apps, experiments, activity pages, and much more covering hundreds of topics within Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Technology, Arts & Music, and Health. All content is aligned to and searchable by state standards including Common Core. "

Now, when in your Gmail, Google Drive account, or any of the other tools, simply by clicking "More" you can now find access to BrainPOP resources right within the list.


 This will take you right to the BrainPOP site.  No extra logging in.  No confusion.  Just high quality, engaging instructional materials at hand.

The same resource is available in the student domain as well (@stu.waukesha.k12.wi.us).

If you are trying to access media on BrainPOP and are required to log in, please contact your Library Media Specialist for assistance.  They should be able to provide your building-specific BrainPOP code.

In the comments section, let us know some of the interesting ways you use BrainPOP in your classroom.