"Quite possibly the one of the best educational resources out there.
BrainPOP has an uncanny knack of explaining the most difficult concepts in the most understandable of ways".
John Dooris, Head Teacher, Newmarske Primary school
“I love BrainPOP UK – I really mean that! The children (particularly S1, S2 and S3) love it! But I have used it with all year groups.
The great things about the videos is that they are all really short – just enough to capture and engage children. There must be 100s of videos on a diverse range of topics and many of the videos are cross-curricular."
Ollie Bray, Headteacher, Kingussie High School
"North Lakes School has invested in BrainPOP. It’s a superb online resource bank covering an extensive range of curriculum areas.
We particularly value the high-quality short videos which engage and inform the children though their journeys with the BrainPOP characters ‘Tim and Moby’. A particular benefit is its ability to be accessed from both school and home and school and its multi-device compatibility.
It’s a great way to introduce new learning experiences and topics or to extend children’s curiosity in other areas not covered in your curriculum.”
Martyn Soulsby Leadership Team & Computing at School Master Teacher North Lakes School
“BrainPOP is hugely popular in my school community and it is one of our most used online resources.
Our teachers love using it when introducing new curriculum topics. The colourful interface which displays explanatory videos, fun quizzes, information and activities, invites students to explore a vast range of Science, Mathematics, English, Social Studies, Health and Engineering topics.
It is a one-stop-shop for our students when looking for information.”
Siobhan Roulston, Teacher Librarian, Garden International School, Malaysia
"When I was teaching I loved using BrainPOP in my lessons.
The videos, featuring Tim and Moby’s amusing quests to learn more about the world, were a fantastic way of introducing my children to the topics that we were covering (in MANY different subject areas) and the accompanying lesson ideas and resources were always extremely useful too.
The children in my classes also used the videos for independent research and the quizzes helped them to review their knowledge."
Mark Warner, Owner and Creator at Teaching Ideas and Teaching Packs
“I would describe BrainPOP as a ‘child friendly Google’, like having a library there all of the time.
We use it in a number of different ways, but probably the most beneficial way is a blended approach. Pupils may have an electronic device in the classroom with them, it might not be in the IT classroom, but we’ve got a set of iPads or tablets so that they can use it as an immediate resource.
BrainPOP is something we can put across our entire academy for less than the cost of 2 days supply"
Saira Luffman, Principal, Swallow Hill Community College
“We’ve seen a real difference in terms of how children engage with their learning and particularly in them wanting to explore and learn more.
Since using BrainPOP the quality and quantity of home learning has vastly improved. I personally don’t think there is anything better to encourage fun, substantial and real learning.”
Sarah Wright, Longton Lane Primary
“BrainPOP is a fantastic resource that we’ve been using in our school for the past couple of years now.
We find that the children are hugely enthused by BrainPOP. They love the characters of Tim and Moby and find them entertaining and fun! The fact that Tim and Moby ‘deliver’ the content of each movie makes it immediately child-friendly and engaging. From a classroom teacher’s point of view, I find the content of the movies and the related activities to be perfectly pitched for my KS2 children with key vocabulary being clearly explained to make the topics easy to understand for the children.
BrainPOP has a huge amount of cross-curricular content. We use it to enhance our teaching of a wide range of subjects – from core subjects like Maths, English and Science to other subject areas such as History, Art and Computing. I often use BrainPOP to ‘launch’ new topics (such as our ‘Romans’ topic in History at the moment) as the movies provide a really engaging starting point to not only provide key facts and concepts to the children, but to ‘hook’ them into a topic. The children in my class have gone on to produce some fantastic pieces of work from using BrainPOP – it has had a really positive impact on the teaching and learning in my classroom.
When we started using BrainPOP at Lanchester it was primarily to access the excellent animated ‘Tim and Moby’ movies, however there is so much more to BrainPOP than just the movies themselves. The related quizzes, concept mapping tools, games and extra reading materials are great. I often use the activities as part of my whole class teaching and the children enjoy having activities assigned to them either in class (on our school laptops or iPads) or for homework – if it’s a BrainPOP activity they don’t feel like it’s work at all! The BrainPOP team are always adding new features too – we’ve just started exploring the new ‘make-a-movie’ feature which is very popular so far with the children!
I find BrainPOP to be very easy to use – great for busy teachers! The website itself is really easy to navigate and the BrainPOP Educators section provides really clear help with video tutorials and webinars to watch. That’s really helpful if you quickly need to know how to set up your class or how to show the children how to save their BrainPOP work for example. I would have no hesitation in recommending BrainPOP to other teachers – it has been a great addition to the resources we use in school and never fails to engage the children.”
David Mordue, Year 4 Teacher & KS2 Leader, Lanchester EP Primary School