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We love the fact that BrainPOP is such an engaging learning tool, across all year levels and covers a broad range of topics.The video is the ‘hook’ at the start of the lesson and from there we can get more inquisitive with the students - they particularly love doing the quizzes.We really like how the content in each video is so thorough and it’s such a great starting point for when you’re looking to teach a new subject or area and you don’t know where to start. It’s also a great way for me to get a whole assessment of the class from the start and helps navigate the learning across a subject.There are so many subjects covered, which makes it an easy reliable tool. The BrainPOP videos are perfectly age appropriate and I’ve never come across another resource in my career that compares.
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.
BrainPOP has a great catalog of materials that are tied directly to classroom content and they are presented in such a way that they are easily accessible by whichever age range you need ... the students LOVE it.They love the interaction. They love the activities. Teachers love the organisation and how it’s tied to standards.
I love BrainPOP – 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.
…an educational goldmine…a powerhouse resource and standard bearer for quality.
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.
We absolutely love BrainPOP at Rosebank. The children have learned a great deal from it, have watched many of the videos and the teachers have used several lesson plans with great success and engagement. It is so comprehensive, covering a wide range of topics, so we nearly always find a video to enhance lessons.
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.
I work in a special school and have to say that the introduction of BrainPOP this year has been huge. The children love it and it is used for consolidating learning as well as new learning. The students work through the quizzes themselves and gain a massive amount from it. Some students have great difficulties understanding concepts but putting them in an animated way has opened doors they never knew were there before.
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.
The animation is high quality and the content engaging for the children. The range of topics covered is extensive and in line with the new curriculum and as such the videos have been used across lessons as well as whole school assemblies and workshops e.g. online safety.
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.
BrainPOP is a great way to enhance your classroom. I love the activities, games, and extension activities offered to students. My favorite feature is Make-a-Map, for concept mapping. It teaches students to organize their thoughts in a way that works for their ability and learning style, and will ultimately help with brainstorming and writing as well.
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.
I just love BrainPOP! I am an ICT coordinator so am promoting it through the school a lot. My Head Teacher has been using it during assemblies too, which is fabulous. We’ve only just acquired an interactive whiteboard in the hall and to have the Head using it is really great for the kids.Congratulations to everyone on such a brilliant site.
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.
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