Newsela teams up with BrainPOP
We’ve joined forces with BrainPOP to give teachers a new way to drive student engagement
Reading is the foundation of all learning. But at Newsela, we know that reading isn’t the only thing that happens in the classroom. That’s why this school year we’re excited to be teaming up with one of our favorite education tools, BrainPOP.
BrainPOP is a leading classroom learning resource that provides students with playful ways to learn new ideas and show what they know. Students learn new concepts by watching animated movies, playing learning games, using creation and reflection tools, and more. The addition of Newsela texts adds differentiated, engaging texts to the mix.
Here’s how it works. When students explore a BrainPOP topic, they can now also access a related Newsela text and quiz at their own reading level to further their understanding of the material. From there, they can apply what they’ve learned from reading on Newsela when using popular BrainPOP features like Make-a-Map or Make-a-Movie.
“I’m excited about what our partnership with BrainPOP means for classrooms,” says Matthew Gross, Newsela founder and CEO. “Combining BrainPOP’s engaging movies and activities with Newsela's reading experience and differentiated text will captivate students across subject areas and ignite curiosity and learning. The two platforms are teacher favorites, and now they can be used together to create a truly engaging experience for students.”
When used in tandem, teachers get the scaffolding tools they need to help students build a deep understanding of the material, and students get a well-rounded learning experience that brings the subject matter to life.
To learn more, check out this recorded webinar showcasing the benefits of BrainPOP with Newsela.