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Seasons Greetings from Brainyflix :)

Seasons Greetings, y'all! Just spreading some of the holiday cheer courtesy of our awesome Brainypics users. Enjoy! :)

FYI - Starting on January 1st, you can compete in our 2nd annual vocabulary video contest. It's easy to do!Just pick a word off of our list, make a funny 1 minute video about it, and submit it to the site. More details at
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Week 8 Contest: Brainypics About Brainypics

This week’s Brainypics theme is: Brainypics About BrainypicsWe got this idea from some really funny users. Basically, you create Brainypics with sentences that refer to other Brainypics, you as the creator, the Brainyflix website, etc. We want you to get "self-referential".Why participate? Because between now and Dec. 7, we'll be picking 5 Brainypics vocab flashcards every week which will compete for our $200 Grand Prize. Oh yeah, and we're giving out iTunes songs along the way to our most prolific contributors.You can get started immediately by going to

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Brainypics: Funniest Photo Winners

Here are the 10 "Funniest Photo" Winners. You'll notice that we have an affinity for picking Brainypics where the creators weren't afraid of getting a bit goofy (kinda like us). Enjoy!

Congrats to Maddio28, Drewprice11, Sarahskewl, Countrymusiclover, Isaac12, Bsaia, A. Damitz, B. Rudy, E. Knezz, and C. Vandersnick for these Brainypics. And thanks again to everyone who participated by creating, voting and leaving comments.If you'd still like a chance to win iTunes and compete for our $200 Grand Prize, we've got 3 more weeks of our Brainypics contests left! This week's theme: Brainypics about Brainypics. Click here to learn more. :]
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Brainypics: Grand Prize Winner Announcement

10 weeks and 3,818 Brainypics later (whoa), we have your Grand Prize Winner along with 10 Runners Up, as chosen by our panel of judges.The selection process was very, very, very, very tough... very. But I am sure you will find our prize recipients deserving. Check 'em out:#10 RUNNER UP – babyblue_456

#9 RUNNER UP – elgringoalex

#8 RUNNER UP – kris_kidd

#7 RUNNER UP – drewprice11

#6 RUNNER UP – countrymusiclover

#5 RUNNER UP – jberestovoy

#4 RUNNER UP – Marina

#3 RUNNER UP – matchmanmatt

#2 RUNNER UP – vazquezd

#1 RUNNER UP – bott_geneseohs


Congratulations, JKollar! And thanks again to everyone who got involved. Even though the Brainypics contest is over, is still around for your kids to learn SAT vocab in the most funnestestest way possible. Speaking of which...***WE HAVE OUR 2ND ANNUAL BRAINYFLIX VIDEO CONTEST!***Make a funny or creative video teaching one of our SAT words and compete to win $600 and other goodies. Learn more at:,Jack & NoriThe Brainyflix Crew
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Week 7 Brainypics Contest: Your Funniest Photos

Thus far, we’ve accepted images from everywhere so long as you document the source. But this week, the students are the source!For Week 7 of our Brainypics contest, we want their funniest photos of just about anything: their uncle Mort sweating it up on the dance floor, a mobile pic they took of you stuffing your face in the cafeteria... whatever. Just be original and have fun with it.Get started and go to - We’ve got extra iTunes songs to give out!!! Instead of picking 5 winners this week, we will have 10. Awesome, right?

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Big announcement, everybody:


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 thestuff we've been doing to help you get brainiererer... er.That said, the name change does not mean that we're stopping with thevideos! In fact, we've got our vocabulary video contest happening now:


* 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 songsfor anyone who submits 3 videos.* If you need to boost your grade, ask your teacher if s/he'll give youextra credit for it.For more details and good examples, go,Jack, Nori, and David (Our awesome, new UI designer)
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Brainypics: "Imaginary Conversation" Winners

Good job, everybody! Your students created over 540 Brainypics last week, which beat the previous record by about 100 pics. Wow. And we were quite impressed by those students who were up for the challenge of imagining fake conversations. Clearly, they are as crazy as we are, if not moreso. Hahaha.Here are 5 words to help on the SAT & ACT courtesy of our very deserving winners. Enjoy!

EDIT: In case you didn't understand this Brainypic, Brittney is being fatuous for thinking that fatuous means fat. Get it? Pretty clever!

The creators of these Brainypics were Emilychat, Lsliker, Ben Fiat, Drewprice11 and Dynamofan999, who has been submitting Brainypics for a few weeks now without ever getting picked but finally broke through with persistence and a rad Brainypic :DIf you are bummed that your students did not get picked, don't be! They've got 4 more weeks to earn iTunes and compete for our $200 Grand Prize.This week's theme: Your Funniest Photos. Yep, we want photos the kids have taken, and the photos can be of anything: your dog chasing its tail, the nasty food served in your cafeteria, whateva. Just make it yours and make it funny
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Thank you! Over 900 Brainypics Received in 1 Week!

WOWOWOWOWOWOW.As of midnight last night, students created 900+ Brainypics in one week. 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...

Congrats to Kris_kidd, Quinn, Caleb717, Lizard_king_93 and Babyblue_456 for their contributions.I'll put together a post with all of the Finalists ASAP for you to check out, as our judges git bizaaay!
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Week 6 Brainypics Contest: Imaginary Conversations

Say what?For week 6, we are asking for Brainypics where the sentence is what somebody is saying in an imaginary conversation that is happening in the picture. Just as you 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 kids in their quest for iTunes and those dolla dolla billz.

Good luck!!! >>>>>
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Brainypics Halloween Winners

Thanks to everyone who got their students to create, vote for & comment on Brainypics last week. We received over 450 new flashcards! The kids must really love their vocabulary (or iTunes).Here are the 5 words for the SAT and ACT courtesy of last week's winners: jberestovoy, kody AND CHRIS, soccerrulz_93, vazquezd and libbrown.

P.S. - Don't be disappointed if your students didn't get picked! We are only at the halfway mark, so they have another 5 weeks to try to win iTunes and compete for our $200 Grand Prize.This upcoming week's contest: Imaginary Conversations. Create a sentence which is part of an imaginary conversation that is happening in the picture. Here are some examples of what we mean.Good luck! >>>>>
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Last Day to Participate in Brainypics Contest!

Hi, I'm posting this quick reminder to let you know that tomorrow will be the last day of submissions for the Brainypics contest! Just make a Brainypics flashcard (easy to do, I swear!), and you'll earn iTunes and compete for the $200 Grand Prize courtesy of the good folks at MIT and can participate, and you can submit as many Brainypics as you want. Go ahead and get started at and enjoy your Sunday! :)

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Week 4 Brainypics Winners

Last week was a great turn out for Week 4 of our Brainypics contest. The kids went flat-out bonkers with the TV theme, and we received over 200 new flashcardsThat said, picking the winners was tougher than it'd ever been before. Here are the 5 winners, helping their peers learn tough SAT & ACT vocab: paradox <3, Ben F, jmullooly, Kelly & bott_geneseohs for these flashcards.NOTE: We still have 6 more weeks of Brainypics fun. Next week's theme: what else? Halloween! You can participate by going to

You can see more Brainypics and our original videos here at
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Final Week of the Brainypics Competition :)

Hello teachers! 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 get your kids to Brainypics that are funny and memorable. :] Getting started is easy (of course):
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Week 5 Brainypics Theme: Halloween

We want to celebrate Halloween, Brainyflix-style. We're looking for Brainypics with tricks, treats, great costumes (not so great costumes), pumpkin carving, candy gobbling & more.We'll pick the 5 best Brainypics submitted between Monday and Sunday at noon to compete for our cash prize. Even if your kids don't get picked, remember that they can earn an iTunes song for every 5 Brainypics they create. We have plenty of gifts to go around, so spread the word and get started at

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Week 4 Brainypics Theme: TV (Really)

Each week we try to have a theme for the Brainypics Flashcard Contest. Inspired by a couple of our users for their Brainypics about "The Office" and "Saturday Night Live", we figured we might as well indulge in good ole fashion veggin' time...This week's theme: Grab an image from one of your favorite (or not favorite) TV shows and give us a Brainypic flashcard!!! Go to Brainyflix to participate.:]
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Brainypics Week 2 Winners

Congrats to our Week 2 Winners! They not only receive an iTunes song, but their Brainypics qualify for the $200 Grand Prize competition on DEC. 7.Submit Brainypics this week, and you can compete, too. Our theme for Week 3: GET CREATIVE! Give us Brainypics that are going to stand out and be super memorable. If that means your kids are gonna get goofy, wacky and weird in their Brainypics... LET'S SEE IT! :) Go to And here are the Week 2 winners:

This photo shows Hover Cat at the NADIR of her flight.

Letting your dog into the hot tub is not an EXEMPLARY action.

The cat had to ABORT the mission before he was caught buying catnip.

Though he didn't believe it at first, the player found out the hard way that Yao's armpits are actually quite ACERBIC.

Kagome was nearly killed by a MALEDICTION from the black priestess Tsubaki.

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Brainypics: Week 8 Winners

Hi-yo! Here are 5 tough SAT vocab words, taught by our hilarious winners from last week's "Brainypics About Brainypics" contest. As always, choosing them was very tough cause our users are funnaaaay.

You can thank Elgringoalex, Insomniacmushroom, Ipopstar, Ez Mac + Rice + Anna, and Jberestovoy for the lols. Well done, well done. :]

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Feeling "emoticon sadface" because your students' Brainypic was not picked? Do they still want to win iTunes and compete for our $200 grand Prize?We still have 2 more weeks of competition left! This week's contest: Thanksgiving (what else). Give us your funniest Brainypics with a Turkey Day theme.Get gobblin' at
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Help us win some great technology!

Hello all,My wife and I entered a contest sponsored by the National Parks Foundation to try and win a state of the art camera for our elementary school. Our video is a tongue in cheek look at our trip to Big Bend National Park. We need votes to get the prize! If you've enjoyed my videos I ask that you go to the site, register (it's short and safe!) and vote for our video now through September 23rd. You can vote once a day so vote early and often. Please pass this on to everyone. We really would like this technology for our school. Go to: at the top right and vote on our site.THANKS!DougPS It looks like you can also go and use you Facebook login if you don't like registering.
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