Big announcement, everybody:
***Brainyflix.com is now GotBrainy.com!***
The main reason for this change is that we’ve been doing more than just ‘flix’ for the past few months. So we wanted a name that reflected all the stuff we’ve been doing to help you get brainiererer… er.
That said, the name change does not mean that we’re stopping with the videos! In fact, we’ve got our vocabulary video contest happening now:
***Compete to win $600 by making a funny video about an SAT word***
- We’ve already begun accepting submissions! The deadline is 3/15/2010.
- Anyone can enter, and we’ll have prizes for runner-ups and iTunes songs for anyone who submits 3 videos.
- If you need to boost your grade, ask your teacher if s/he’ll give you extra credit for it.
For more details and good examples, go to http://www.gotbrainy.com/main/contest_rules
To get you in the spirit of the holidays, we thought we’d share some inspired Brainypics with y’all. Enjoy!
choreography (n) - the arrangement of dances
Enervate (v) - To weaken or deprive of strength
Root-doot-doot-doot-da-doot! 10 weeks and 3,818 Brainypics later (whoa), we have our 10 Runners up and our Grand Prize Winner, as selected by our panel of judges. Ooohhh~ The Runners Up shall receive iTunes gift cards, and of course, our winner has won $200 to be split with his or her school.
#10 RUNNER UP – babyblue_456
ABSTAIN (v) - To hold oneself back voluntarily
#9 RUNNER UP – elgringoalex
Avenge (v) - to seek revenge
As of midnight last night, you guys created 900+ Brainypics in one week. Who da man? YOU da man. That’s right. Way to finish strong, everybody! :]
As you’d imagine, picking this week’s winners to round out the Finalists for the $200 Grand Prize was harder than ever, but we found some worthy winners…
CLANDESTINE (adj) - Surreptitious; kept or done in secret
DEFACE (v) - To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of
Hi guys! I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving eating til your bellies bulged.
This is the final week of the Brainypics contest. We’ll be picking the last 5 finalists who will compete for our $200 Grand Prize and win themselves iTunes songs. Ooooohhhhh~
We won’t be setting a special theme this week. Just make your Brainypics funny and memorable. Getting started is easy (of course): http://Brainyflix.com.
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And here are 5 vocab words to help you on the SAT courtesy of last week’s winners. Some were Thanksgiving-themed, others were just flat-out hilarious. All can be enjoyed. :]
P.S. – We had some really great submissions which we had to pass on because there was no source listed. Ooooffffff. Please remember to show the source!
ASPERSION (n) - a curse, expression of ill-will
FABRICATE (v) - To make or create; to invent in order to deceive
Ohai. Here is this week’s Brainypics contest: THANKSGIVING!
Here are some examples I made to get you into the turkey (eating) spirit. :]
Consummate (v) - To bring to completion
Delegate (v) - To hand over responsibility for something
Start making Brainypics at Brainyflix.
Hey guys! Thanks for all of the submissions to last week’s “Your Photos” Brainypics contest. I know it was tougher than usual because you had to take or dig up photos you’d taken before and then turn it into a Brainypic flashcard, but the turnout will still great. We basically matched last week’s record best of 540 pics. :]
This week’s contest: Brainypics About Brainypics. We got this idea from some really funny users. Basically, you create Brainypics with sentences that talk about the Brainyflix.com website, refer to other Brainypics, mention you as the creator of the Brainypic, etc.
Not quite sure what we mean? Check out these examples:
wrath (n): vengeful anger, punishment
assail (v): to attack
Belligerent (adj): Warlike; given to waging war
Good luck, guys, and get started —>>> Brainyflix