By Brittani Carter, Instructional Development Services Lab Assistant
Avraham Kadar, an immunologist and pediatrician, created BrainPOP as an easier way to explain difficult content and concepts to his younger patients. BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students and bolsters achievement. With this BrainPOP Featured Movie app you can watch a different animated movie every day, then test your knowledge with interactive quizzes.
This online educational resource features more than just BrainPOP, it also includes BrainPOP Jr., BrainPOP Español, and BrainPOP ESL. BrainPOP offers a fully supported resource community for educators called BrainPOP Educators. BrainPOP educators gives teachers access to lesson plans, webinars, resources and FAQs. This mobile learning app is available for devices equipped with iOS, Android, Windows 8, Kindle and Google Chrome users. Note: The iOS version of the app is also available in Spanish, British English and French. Downloading the BrainPOP Featured Movie app is absolutely FREE. If you’d like to view more than just the free movies that are offered you have the option to subscribe within the application.
Along with this app there are a few In-App subscription options available. There is the BrainPOP Explorer Subscription for $1.99 a month which gets you the free featured movie and its quiz plus four additional related movies and quizzes which rotate every day. Then there is the BrainPOP Full Access Subscription option for $6.99 a month that gets you the free featured movie and its quiz plus unlimited access to all of BrainPOP’s 750+ movies and quizzes. If you are already a subscriber to the BrainPOP website services then you can log in from the app with that information at no additional cost.
To download the BrainPOP Featured Movie app visit the iTunes App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brainpop-featured-movie/id364894352?mt=8.
For more information on BrainPOP visit their website at http://www.brainpop.com/.
TechTip – Brain Pop Featured Movie App
By Allie Muur, Instructional Development Services Graduate Assistant
Brain Pop Featured Movie is a free app that can be downloaded in the iTunes store and it was created to stimulate children’s minds with different educational activities, movies and quizzes.
Once you have downloaded the app, the homepage will have different options for you to choose from. There are different cartoon movies that involve different characters such as the robot and pirates featured each week. The quiz option shown is where you can take a quiz about the featured movie.
There is an option to subscribe to get more access of the app. One option is to pay $6.99 a month and it will allow unlimited access to hundreds of movies, quizzes and activities. The upgrade option is $1.99 per month which allows access to four related movies and quizzes to the already weekly featured video. However, if you do not want to upgrade, the app allows multiple opportunities without paying extra.
After watching the featured video, you can choose the quiz option on the homepage and take the featured quiz of the week.
By choosing the subjects at the bottom of the app it will allow for many different options to learn about the subject in a fun and interactive way.
When you enter into an activity or movie that needs an upgrade, this page will appear. It gives an explanation of the application and then you can then decide if you would like to upgrade to be able to enter into it or you can exit out of it and continue to use the free opportunities available. To subscribe, all you have to do is click the subscribe button and enter in the information that is needed.
BrainPOP, Educational Movie, iPad App