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Wednesday, August 2 • 9:00am - 10:00am
BrainPOP: Blending Your Classroom Instruction Get there Early

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The BrainPOP Suite offers cross-curricular animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and additional resources for students in grades K-8. Its topics span Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Engineering & Tech, Health, and Arts & Music. BrainPOP also offers GameUp, an educational games portal for the classroom; Make-a-Map, a concept mapping tool; the new Make-A-Movie, and the “My BrainPOP” suite of features, which lets teachers keep track of learning, customize assessment, incorporate gaming into instruction, and provide feedback on learning artifacts. BrainPOP resources support individual, team, and whole-class learning in traditional, blended, and “flipped” settings and are proven effective through science-based research that are aligned to the TEKS. Participants will create My BrainPOP accounts as well as have the opportunity to explore, set up classes and experience BrainPOP as a student. Please bring your own device.

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Vanessa Jones

Technology Design Coach, Austin Independent School District
Vanessa is a Technology Design Coach for Austin ISD. She has worked in the Dept of Technology for over 20 years. She has taught third through six grades. In 2017, she was a finalist for the TCEA Technology Special of the Year Award and was once recognized as Intel's Education 20... Read More →
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Shelley May

Technology Design Coach, Austin ISD
Shelley grew up in Houston, Texas, graduating from Bellaire High School. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and received her B.S. in Education. She later attended the Lawyer's Assistant Program at Southwest Texas State University and after graduation, was a legal assistant... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
JBWS 267
  Blended Learning  Technology