About BrainVentures

  Teachers – Here’s the Easy-to-Use Answer for At-Home Learning Adventures  

 What is a BrainVenture? 

Starting with a driving question – How do gorillas live in the jungle? Why is St. Patrick’s Day called St. Patrick – BrainVentures take a child on a visually guided, scaffolded, learning adventure. BrainVentures give a child choices of learning activities, engage a child in constructing animations, videos, photo albums, stories and in exploring simulations. From music to math, from science to the arts BrainVentures light a child’s imagination and increase the child’s understanding of the world. BrainVentures are fun – providing engaging educational opportunities outside of school – and free!

 Why Should a Teacher Choose BrainVentures over all the Other Free Offerings? 

BrainVentures are crafted by classroom teachers specifically for the current situation – closed schools – and for supporting learners developing essential knowledge and skills – at home! No need to wade through the thousands of offerings; our “BrainVenture-a-Day” Program saves teachers time by delivering a vetted, high-quality instructional resource to their email InBox. Just distribute the BrainVenture, via Google Classroom, email, Schoology, etc. – to students – and watch them learn and see their parents smile.

How to use BrainVentures

How to share BrainVentures

 About the Google Permissions 

Google is asking you to “allow” the Collabrify Roadmap Dashboard to: “See, edit, create, and delete all of your Google Drive files.”
First things first: that sentence was written by Google and Google requires that exact sentence to be displayed.
In giving permission to the Collabrify Roadmap Platform to “see, edit, create, and delete all of your Google Drive files” a user is trusting the Collabrify Roadmap Platform, written by developers in the employ of the University of Michigan’s Center for Digital Curricula, to do no nefarious actions (e.g., spy on your files, delete your files) with respect to files in a user’s Google Drive.

A statement from the Co-Director of the Center for Digital Curricula Elliot Soloway: “I hereby attest to the following: to the best of my knowledge, the Collabrify Roadmap Platform does nothing nefarious with respect to files in a user’s Google Drive. I hope that now you will move ahead to give the Collabrify Roadmap Platform the permission it needs in order to effectively support you as you use the Collabrify Roadmap Platform. That said, should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.”

For more information about why Google permissions are needed and to see our privacy policy, click here.