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  • Past
  • Present
  • Future
Past
BrainPOP was founded in 1999 by Dr. Avraham Kadar as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients.
Present
Today we’re a trusted learning resource covering all core subjects, reaching millions of learners around the world.
Future
Expanding our learning tools to help kids create, construct, and collaborate as they explore and contribute to their world.
BrainPOP Jr.® (K-3)
Gently encourages young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas.

STEM • Social Studies • Reading/Writing • Health • Arts
BrainPOP®
Our flagship resource, for upper elementary and middle schoolers.

STEM • Social Studies • English • Health • Arts & Music
BrainPOP ESL®
Proficiency-based English language learning program appropriate for all ages.

Vocabulary • Grammar • Listening • Reading & Writing
"BrainPOP is an essential engagement tool that allows both students and teachers to be involved in the learning process."
— Vanessa Jones
Instructional Technology Support Specialist
Austin ISD, Texas
"BrainPOP has really evolved by increasing the depth of knowledge needed to answer quiz questions, and playful assessments that allow students to explain their reasoning while playing a game."
— Amanda Smith
Assessment Development Program Specialist
Fulton County (GA) School System
"Whether it is having students infer Moby's beeps or having students map out their understandings with the Make-a-Map tool, BrainPOP is great at reinforcing skills and concepts students are learning."
— Jesse Sosa
Instructional Technology Specialist
Round Rock ISD, Texas
"My teachers love BrainPOP for its refreshing humor and layered instruction. And the variety of supporting material (concept map tool, activity sheets, quizzes, and even GameUp) provide students with additional ways to connect to the concept."
— Nicole Yemothy
STEM Teacher
Getty's Middle School, Easley, SC
"BrainPOP and GameUp play the important role of trusted digital media specialist … providing a level of curation that is a great starting point for using games in the classroom."
— Dr. Barry Fishman
Professor of Learning Technologies
University of Michigan
"The addition of documentary resources goes beyond any textbook and extends my students’ learning in a relevant and meaningful way."
— Lisa DiGangi
8th Grade teacher
Evesham Twp, NJ
"BrainPOP is a wonderful differentiation tool and reaches a wide range of students. Interactive assessments such as built-in games are the most useful because they serve to immediately engage students."
— Keith Sweeney
Instructional Content Facilitator
Indian Trail, NC
"From a teacher’s perspective, SnapThought provides an amazing portfolio piece -- kids writing in their own words about what is happening inside a game."
— Kara Carpenter, Ph.D
Co-founder of Teachley
"Using the Make-a-Map tool has pushed my students to think in ways that go beyond expectation … not just to demonstrate knowledge, but to research and make cross-topic connections. It’s our favorite element of BrainPOP."
— Nili Bartley
Technology Specialist
Hopkinton, MA
"The class summary view provides the perfect snapshot to quickly sort through data and differentiate instruction on the fly."
— Cathie Gillner
7th and 8th grade teacher
Pittsburgh, PA
"The Admin Dashboard allows me to easily manage the staff and student accounts at my school, and is especially useful when I need to quickly add a new student to a class."
— Nikki Vradenburg
4th and 5th grade teacher
Bozeman, MT
"With the Mixer, I can customize my own quizzes, and that allows me to differentiate for both kids on level and those with special needs."
— Mike Jones
7th grade science teacher
Normal, IL
"Playing a role in the BrainPOP certified educator program has been really exciting for me … moving forward, it’s important for me to understand the newest tools and be able to work with other teachers to use them."
— Steve Isaacs
7th and 8th grade teacher
Basking Ridge, NJ
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