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BrainPOP

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    BrainPop (styled BrainPOP) is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of sciencesocial studies, English, mathematics, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. BrainPop is used in more than 20% of U.S. schools and also offers subscriptions for families and homeschoolers. It is also used in schools in Mexico, France, Spain, Israel and several other countries, where it offers videos in local languages that are designed for students in those countries. BrainPop is available by subscription but has some free content, including a movie of the day, several free movies from each topic area, educators materials, including lesson plans, and an extensive library of educational gamescalled GameUp. Its free smartphone and tablet application accesses BrainPop's free and subscription content.

    The videos and other materials are designed to engage students and assist teachers and home schoolers; they are aligned to state education standards. Most of the videos feature the characters Tim and Moby. In addition to BrainPop.com for older children, the company offers BrainPop Jr. for younger children (grades K-3), BrainPop Español, BrainPop Français, BrainPop ELL for non-native speakers learning English, BrainPop Educators, a free site for teachers and parents to post materials and interact with BrainPop and each other, GameUp and My BrainPop, a tool for students and teachers to record learning accomplishments. The sites are owned by FWD Media, Inc. and its affiliates, based in New York.

    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Information, Communication and Productivity
      Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
      T-MS-ICP-U-1 appropriate terminology, proper keyboarding, computer operations and applications assist to gain confidence in the use of technology.
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Information, Communication and Productivity
      Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
      T-MS-ICP-U-2 technology (e.g. keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, hardware, scanners, digital and video cameras) is used effectively and efficiently to accomplish a task.
     
    • BrainPOP MP3
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Information, Communication and Productivity
      Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
      T-MS-ICP-U-3 technology is used to communicate in a variety of ways.
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Information, Communication and Productivity
      Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
      T-MS-ICP-U-4 productivity tools are used effectively and efficiently to accomplish a task.
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Information, Communication and Productivity
      Skills and Concepts – Information
      T-MS-ICP-S-I1 use a variety of technology (e.g., probeware, handhelds, digital and video cameras, scanners) to collect, analyze and present in all content areas
     
    • BrainPOP MP3
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Information, Communication and Productivity
      Skills and Concepts – Information
      T-MS-ICP-S-I2 recognize, discuss and use terms/concepts related to the protection of computers, networks and information (e.g., virus protection, network security, passwords, firewalls, privacy laws)
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Information, Communication and Productivity
      Skills and Concepts – Information
      T-MS-ICP-S-I3 use proper keyboarding techniques, optimal posture and correct hand placement (e.g., continue appropriate finger reaches and building speed)
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Information, Communication and Productivity
      Skills and Concepts – Communication
      T-MS-ICP-S-C1 use technology to communicate in a variety of modes (e.g., audio, speech to text, print, media)
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Information, Communication and Productivity
      Skills and Concepts – Communication
      T-MS-ICP-S-C2 select and use appropriate technology to collect, analyze and share information
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Information, Communication and Productivity
      Skills and Concepts – Communication
      T-MS-ICP-S-C3 use online collaboration and interactive projects (e.g., email, videoconferencing) to communicate with others (e.g., experts, mentors)
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Information, Communication and Productivity
      Skills and Concepts – Communication
      T-MS-ICP-S-C4 use a variety of electronic formats (e.g., web publishing, oral presentations, journals and multimedia presentations) to summarize and communicate results
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Information, Communication and Productivity
      Skills and Concepts – Productivity
      T-MS-ICP-S-P1 use productivity tools to complete content assignments and projects
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Information, Communication and Productivity
      Skills and Concepts – Productivity
      T-MS-ICP-S-P2 construct and publish information in printed and digital formats (e.g., printed reports, resumes, brochures, charts, multimedia presentations, videos and websites) for authentic audiences
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
      T-MS-SESI-U-1 collaborative and interactive projects use technology to enhance learning.
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
      T-MS-SESI-U-2 acceptable technology etiquette is essential to respectful social interactions and good citizenship.
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
      T-MS-SESI-U-3 ethical use of technology is necessary to ensure safety, privacy and legal issues.
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
      T-MS-SESI-U-4 technology is used in occupations as a basic skill to be successful and productive in a global society.
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
      T-MS-SESI-U-5 assistive technology supports learning to ensure equitable access to a productive life.
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Safety
      T-MS-SESI-S-S1 explain the importance of safe Internet use (e.g., iSafe skills)
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Safety
      T-MS-SESI-S-S2 apply safe behavior when using technology
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Ethical Issues
      T-MS-SESI-S-EI1 describe intellectual property issues related to technology
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Ethical Issues
      T-MS-SESI-S-EI2 practice responsible (e.g., virus protection, passwords) use of technology adhering to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) as well as other state and federal laws
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Ethical Issues
      T-MS-SESI-S-EI3 model ethical behavior relating to security, privacy, passwords and personal information and recognize possible consequences of misuse
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Ethical Issues
      T-MS-SESI-S-EI4 use legal and ethical practices when completing digital projects/school work and credit all participants for their contribution to the work
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Ethical Issues
      T-MS-SESI-S-EI5 investigate basic issues related to responsible use of technology and describe personal consequences of inappropriate use
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Human Issues
      T-MS-SESI-S-HI1 use appropriate behavior related to computers, networks, digital information (e.g., security, privacy, passwords, personal information)
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Human Issues
      T-MS-SESI-S-HI2 use proper social etiquette with any technology (e.g., email, blogs, IM, telephone, help desk) while collaborating with peers, experts and others
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Human Issues
      T-MS-SESI-S-HI3 use technology to engage in interactive projects in the classroom
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Human Issues
      T-MS-SESI-S-HI4 describe how societal expectations drive the acceptance and use of new products and systems
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Human Issues
      T-MS-SESI-S-HI5 investigate how the use of technology affects humans in various ways (e.g., safety, comfort, choices and attitudes)
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Human Issues
      T-MS-SESI-S-HI6 explore how technology is used in different occupations
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Safety and Ethical/Social Issues
      Skills and Concepts – Human Issues
      T-MS-SESI-S-HI7 engage technology to support learning (e.g., online courses, online assessments)
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
      T-MS-RIPSI-U-2 technology supports critical thinking skills used in inquiry/problem solving to make informed decisions.
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
      T-MS-RIPSI-U-4 technology is used to analyze real world data through inquiry/problem solving in order to produce results.
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Enduring Knowledge – Understandings
      T-MS-RIPSI-U-5 technology problem solving strategies is applied to innovative design for authentic, creative and real-world applications.
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Skills and Concepts - Research
      T-MS-RIPSI-S-R1 demonstrate an understanding of the strengths and limitations of the Internet
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Skills and Concepts - Research
      T-MS-RIPSI-S-R2 apply a research process model (e.g., Big6, Research Cycle) to conduct online research
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Skills and Concepts - Research
      T-MS-RIPSI-S-R3 locate and collect information from a variety of electronic resources (e.g. search engines, CD- ROM, online periodical databases, Virtual library/online catalogs, interactive video conferencing) and correctly cite sources
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Skills and Concepts - Research
      T-MS-RIPSI-S-R4 evaluate the accuracy and appropriateness of electronic information
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Skills and Concepts - Research
      TMS-RIPSI-S-R4a organize information that is collected using a variety of tools (e.g., spreadsheet, database, saved files)
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Skills and Concepts - Research
      T-MS-RIPSI-S-R5 communicate results of research and learning with others using the most appropriate tools (e.g., desktop-published or word-processed report, multimedia presentation)
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Skills and Concepts – Inquiry/Problem-solving
      T-MS-RIPSI-S-IP1 use appropriate technology and strategies to solve content-specific problems in the real-world
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Skills and Concepts – Inquiry/Problem-solving
      T-MS-RIPSI-S-IP2 determine which technology is useful and select the appropriate tool(s) (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) to inquire/problem- solve in self-directed and extended learning
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Skills and Concepts – Inquiry/Problem-solving
      T-MS-RIPSI-S-IP3 apply strategies for identifying and solving minor hardware and software problems
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Skills and Concepts – Inquiry/Problem-solving
      T-MS-RIPSI-S-IP5 explore how inquiry/problem-solving impact science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) (e.g., design, programming, robotics)
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Skills and Concepts – Innovation
      T-MS-RIPSI-S-I1 use technology to express creativity in all content areas
     
    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Skills and Concepts – Innovation
      T-MS-RIPSI-S-I2 design, develop, publish and present original, innovative products (e.g., Web pages, video, robotics, online content)
     
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    Kentucky
    Academic Standards > Technology (2006)
    Grades 6-8
      Research, Inquiry/Problem-Solving and Innovation
      Skills and Concepts – Innovation
      T-MS-RIPSI-S-I4 describe how technological innovation often results when ideas, knowledge or skills are shared within a technology
     
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