It started with a chat.
A teacher from Menston Primary took some time to talk to a BrainPOPper at our stand at the BETT exhibition in January.
He liked what he saw so he took out a free trial to explore the product and see if it was a useful and valuable resource for his school. So far, so normal.
But how he and his class went about evaluating BrainPOP UK was rather special.
He turned BrainPOP over to his Year 3/4 class and asked them to express their opinions about our resources. Essentially he created a lesson out the evaluation and kindly sent us the results as he thought it might interest us. We’re so glad he did as you will see below.
To start with he used a tool called “Primary Pad” to request written expressions of their favourite BrainPOP movies, Tim & Moby, what they learned and how they felt about BrainPOP. Primary Pad is a wiki – it lets multiple people contribute to the same document, in real time. It’s collaborative writing.
Here’s some of their quotes:
- “hi we have just watched the calculator video it is really good you should watch it .We would love to have brain pop on the computer.this is really usefull for doing homework because if you are learning about floods there is a video for floods and it tells you lots of things so you will have a good peace of homework.”
- “we watched the video about new year celabratoins it was really good it was good to find out how different couyntries celabrate new year and what they do on new years night because different countries celabrate in differet ways. We found out that in china they all wear red and they dance with a chinease dragon and they have chinease lantans and have a big dinner party.”
- “WE FOUND THAT COCO~BEEN TREE LIVES IN AMERACA AND A FEW OTHER COUN eWE WATCHED A CHOCOLATE VIDIEO AND IT MADE OUR MOUTHS WARTER I LOVED IT!!!!!!!llllll”
- “The good bit about the drawing is that it shows you what order to draw the things in!!! It also tells you if you can use pens,pencils,chork,crayons or paint to draw.The cartoons of Tim and Moby are really funny and cool! It tells you neally everything you want to know about the thing that you search for and it is good that you have a choice of what type of quiz you do.”
But wait. It gets even more awesome.
He then asked his two of his pupils to use an audio recording tool called “Audioboo” to interview each other about their experience of BrainPOP. He sent us the MP3 and we just LOVED it. In fact, we thought it was so great we animated it (with the school’s and parents permission). You can see it embedded below.
Thank you to Menston Primary for sharing your experiences of BrainPOP with us, and special thanks to the two pupils who recorded their interview.