BrainPOP is an online educational resource in the form of a website that provides animated videos on a variety of course content for different subjects. It targets Kindergarten to grade 8 students and is available in English and Spanish. This website also supports English as a Second Language learners and hosts a portal for educational games called GameUp. In addition to providing lessons and games, this website supports quizzes to test students on the materials presented. Teachers can employ this website in the traditional classroom setting or to support a flipped classroom.
Avraham Kadar, M.D., is the creator and current leader of BrainPOP. He is a doctor, who specializes in pediatrics and immunology, and who holds the title of Founder for this website. He initially developed this website to convey medical information to children in his care. The website is now also supported by a significant team of individuals with expertise in a variety of subject areas, including education and writing. They coordinate with a variety of individuals, as well, in order to ensure success of the website, such as instructors, parents and Academic Advisors. In addition to these people who assist with content, there are a variety of individuals who assist with animation, gaming and technology. These include full-time animators, as well as partner companies and software developers. The biographies for these individuals demonstrate that they are particularly competent in their fields of expertise, with relevant education and work experience.
Through reading about the entrepreneurs, I have realized that it is not only essential to begin a venture with a specific, feasible and advantageous plan, but to enlist the assistance of qualified individuals who can help develop the plan and ensure its success. It is, therefore, essential to develop and ensure a vast professional network with intelligent individuals form a variety of fields and with different skills and abilities. Additionally, I believe an effective entrepreneur, such as the developer of BrainPOP, needs to be able to convince those individuals to join and assist with the venture. That capability is also essential for ensuring the company is well-staffed.