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Winners for “Brainypics About Brainypics”

Hi-yo! Here are 5 tough vocab words to help you on the SAT, taught by our hilarious winners from last week’s “Brainypics About Brainypics” contest. As always, choosing them was very tough cause you guys are funnaaaay.

The homeless man needs the $200 Grand Prize from Brainyflix to avenge his family.

Avenge (v) - to seek revenge

Choose this Brainypic for the $200 prize... or the Mudkip will die! (And THAT, my friends, is how to properly use pathos.)

Pathos (n) - Quality of being able to evoke pity or sympathy

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Teaching With Contests

I’m writing this brief post to let you guys know about a website called Teachingwithcontests.com. It is… exactly what it sounds like.

The site will post student contests that you can get involved in… such as ours. :]

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Week 6 Brainypics Contest: Imaginary Conversations

Say what?

For week 6, we are asking for Brainypics where your sentence is what somebody is saying in an imaginary conversation that is happening in the picture.  Just as you get to pick the word, picture and sentence, you get to come up with the conversation, too. The sillier, the better, of course. :]

A little confused?  Here are some examples I came up with to help you in your quest for iTunes and those dolla dolla billz.

using VEHEMENTLY in a sentence

The youngster screamed at his pencil VEHEMENTLY, "Write! Write like you've never written before!!!"

VEHEMENTLY – (adv) marked by intense force or emotion

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Your Big, Bad, Biggity Boo Halloween Winners

Isn’t the title of this blog post AWESOME?… Oh, shut it. ;]

Thanks to everyone who created, voted for & commented on Brainypics last week. We received over 450 new flashcards! You guys must really love your vocabulary (or iTunes).

Here are 5 words you should know for the SAT and ACT courtesy of last week’s winners:

Using LEWD in a sentence

Who would have though that jack-o-lanterns would behave in such a LEWD way?

LEWD – (adj) Obscene or indecent; characterized by lust or lasciviousness

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Free Video Resource at NextVista

Here is a website that may be of interest to your Social Studies. Nextvista.org offers an online library of free videos to help you learn about other parts of the world and connect to people from lands very, very far away. Enjoy!

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Thank You, Youth Voices

Last night, I had the fun opportunity to sit and chat with Paul Allison and Susan Ettenheim of YouthVoices. We talked about Brainyflix and what we’ve been up to this past year (whoa it’s been that long) and more generally, happenings in education and technology.

Please check out their site. I think their forums and podcasts are pretty interesting. Kids speak openly and freely with their peers on the issues that matter to them, much more-so than other websites, and anyone can participate. For sure, those are things that Brainyflix can stand behind.

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You Need A Pencil?

We’re always on the lookout for free resources to help you prep for the SAT or ACT or whatever standardized tests you kids do for fun. 😛

Here is one we’ve been in touch with called INeedAPencil, which provides 60 lessons in math, reading, and writing, hundreds of practice questions, and other features, such as an SAT score projector. Chekkit out.

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