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BrainRush
by BrainRush
GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Higher Education
PRICING PLANS / Freemium
PLATFORMS / Web Browser

Instructional game authoring tool and library for all subjects

Overview

SUMMARY

BrainRush consists of short, modular learning games (or “BrainRushes”) to teach foundational knowledge about a variety of subjects. The product can be used for any K-12 student and is free for teachers (though premium features are available for a monthly license.)

GOALS

BrainRush consists of short, modular learning games (or “BrainRushes”) to teach foundational knowledge about a variety of subjects. The product is designed to address the issue of students’ varying level of background knowledge and mastery of a particular subject. BrainRushes are game-based, and thus keep students engaged in active learning.

BrainRush can be used for any K-12 student.

APPROACH

Upon signup, teachers can use any of the company’s 4000+ BrainRushes, which are available for a variety of subjects. Teachers can also create their own BrainRushes or customize those already available to them. BrainRushes can also be assigned to individual students, who may need special learning plans.

As students participate in BrainRushes, the system tracks their progress and adjusts difficulty to keep students learning. Teachers can also monitor the activity and progress of all students.

BrainRushes can be tagged to indvidiual Common Core standards. Teachers can find activities that address particular standards using a built-in search function.

IMPLEMENTATION

BrainRush is a browser-based tool that requires internet access to be used; although no native apps are available at this time, the tool can be used on a mobile device browser.

To use in the classroom, teachers sign up for an account and create a “virtual classroom.” BrainRushes can then be assigned to students who sign up for the classroom.

PRICING

Basic content on BrainRush (e.g. the large library of standards BrainRushes, assigning BrainRushes to students) is free for all teachers.

Teachers, administrators, or districts may purchase a premium subscription. The subscription includes access to AP and SAT prep questions, as well as more detailed reporting functionality. A premium subscription currently costs $9.95/student/month, though pricing is still fluctuating due to the recent launch of the product.

WHO IS USING IT

As of early 2015, BrainRush was being used by more than 50,000 students in over 500 schools around the US.

EDUCATOR REVIEWS

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School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, Project Based School, College Prep School, 1:1 Devices

I honestly can't think of much I would changed. I really loved this website!
1. I love how teachers have the option to create games, but I think it would be great if the students also had that option. This will be fun and promote critical thinking. I think the students would love playing each ...

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EDUCATOR REVIEWS

Teacher Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, Low Income Population, Project Based School, College Prep School, 1:1 Devices

I honestly can't think of much I would changed. I really loved this website!
1. I love how teachers have the option to create games, but I think it would be great if the students also had that option. This will be fun and promote critical thinking. I think the students would love playing each ...

Teacher Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
School Type: High School, Low Income Population

I would ask the company to make the same game at varying levels of understanding so that students who already understand the concept could play a more advanced version to challenge themselves. I would also have them make partner/collaborative games so that students could work together to master a...

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Audience

For Teachers For Teachers
Post-Secondary Post-Secondary

Characteristics

Assessment Assessment
Content Discovery and Curation Content Discovery and Curation
Core Curriculum Core Curriculum
Learning Dashboard Learning Dashboard
Lesson Planning Lesson Planning
Supplemental Supplemental

Subject Matter

All Subjects All Subjects