It’s really important to BrainPOP to involve teachers and kids with what we do in any way we feasibly can. We benefit from listening and our users benefit from sharing. Simple.
We’re exhibiting at at BETT 2010 (Stand S46 on the upper balcony above the main hall) and it occurred to us that it’s a great time to meet some of our existing users, not just potential new ones. Twitter is great to keep in touch with teachers but you can’t beat face to face.
But how completely brilliant would it be if we could not only meet them but work with them too?
That’s when the idea of V.I.Bs came to us. “Very Important BrainPOPpers” who are happy to contribute their valuable time to BrainPOP UK.
So with this in mind we speculatively asked, on our blog and on our Twitter, if any of our users would be kind and brave enough to volunteer to join us on our BETT stand to demo their BrainPOP UK skills.
Well, we’re pleased as punch to say that some of you did. So each day at BETT we will have one or two proper, real life, honest-to-goodness BrainPOP UK teachers ready to wax lyrical about how they use Tim & Moby resources in the classroom. They’re not being asked to be sales people – just to show you how they use BrainPOP UK with their pupils.
Amongst the VIBs in attendance on the stand might meet:
- Ollie Bray (Secondary, Deputy Head, Geographer and 2nd place in Microsofts’ 5th Annual Worldwide Innovative Education Forum Awards)
- Annette Iafrate (Secondary, Classroom teacher, Geography NQT, S1-6)
- Vickie Bacon (Secondary, Maths and Enrichment specialist)
- Tom Sale (Primary, Yr6 Class teacher, ICT subject leader)
- Dawn Hallybone (Primary, Senior ICT Co-ordinator and the winner of the Special Achievement at the Hand Held Learning awards 2009)
- Nicola Stables (Primary, Y3 teacher with Y5 & Y6 experience)
So if you are passing you may be lucky enough to catch one of our V.I.Bs. They’ll be wearing one of our exclusive black “Very Important BrainPOPpers” T-shirts and they’ll have some BrainPOP UK goodies to give out.