Promethean And BrainPOP Announce Integrated Assessments For Learning
Released on: September 08, 2010, 5:09 am
BrainPOP, the award-winning creator of animated, educational
resources, is pleased to announce that its curriculum-based quizzes are
now fully integrated with Promethean’s learner response systems,
ActiVote and ActivExpression.
The integration of ActiVote and ActivExpression, the industry-leading learner
response system, with BrainPOP’s quizzes - including all BrainPOP Jr. (K-3) topics -
makes it easier than ever for teachers to improve learning outcomes by providing
highly individualized instruction and assessment. Linking BrainPOP’s content to
learner response devices opens the door for increased student participation and
higher academic achievement.
Earlier this year, educators in Georgia's Forsyth County Schools piloted the
functionality, which is powered by Promethean’s software developers' kit.
"The ability to gather formative and immediate student responses while using
BrainPOP's dynamic content adds a new dimension to classroom instruction. The
integration of these learner response systems with BrainPOP’s quizzes has been
incredibly well-received by both teachers and students," said Jill Hobson, Director
of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia.
Administering BrainPOP quizzes with ActiVote or
ActivExpression not only engages students but also helps teachers quickly identify
who is struggling and might need extra assistance. By fully integrating BrainPOP
quizzes into Promethean's software development kit, teachers can work assessments
into their lessons in just a few easy steps. The reporting functions allow teachers
to see individual student progress and to view responses in a number of formats.
Student and class results can be printed or downloaded, and then incorporated into
grade books and learning management systems.
"BrainPOP's collaboration with Promethean on the engineering of this new
capability exemplifies our commitment to 21st century learning," said Avraham
Kadar, M.D., CEO and Chairman of BrainPOP. "The pairing of our quizzes with learner
response systems brings a new level of engagement to the classroom, one that is sure
to have a tremendous impact on student performance going forward."
"Our partnership has provided an unprecedented opportunity to demonstrate how
interactive technologies and rich digital content can help real teachers in the
classroom with real education improvement," commented Mark Elliott, President of
Promethean North America. "A digital learning environment empowers teachers with the tools and resources they need to support
today’s student, and, in turn, boost participation and overall academic
BrainPOP quizzes and captivating digital content span Science, Math, Social Studies,
English Language Arts, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music, Health, Reading,
Writing, and English as a Second Language. Educators who subscribe to BrainPOP's
resources and are members of Promethean Planet, the world's largest online community for teachers using interactive technology
and digital content, can access the BrainPOP content and exchange best practices for
About Promethean – Lighting the Flame of Learning
Promethean's aim is to unlock the potential of human achievement in education and
training at all ages around the world. It does so by creating, developing, supplying
and supporting leading edge, interactive learning technology and by encouraging the growth of the world's
largest online teacher community in this
field. In these ways, Promethean is helping bring to life the promise of 21st
century learning, improving engagement and results for learners and teachers alike.
Beyond the classroom, Promethean provides comprehensive training and support and,
with over 600,000 members, the rapidly growing Promethean Planet is the world's
largest online community for users of interactive display system technology,
providing user-generated and premium content, and is a forum for teachers to
exchange ideas and experience.
Headquartered in the UK and listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange
as Promethean World Plc (ticker symbol ‘PRW’), Promethean's technology is today
helping educate over 12 million individuals in over 500,000 classrooms in some 100
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