We can hardly believe it either but schools across the country are about to get noisy again. Scottish schools are already back for Autumn term and it’s not long until the rest of the UK head back too.
But take heart! We’ve done our very best to make the dramatic plummet back to life on earth (a.k.a. reality) a little easier.
Here are three reasons we hope make you shout, bring it on!
1. Announcing the new UK Webinars Programme 2012/2013
Starting in September, we’re going to be hosting webinars covering topics as basic as ‘An Introduction to BrainPOP’ to more advance topics like ‘Using BrainPOP with Google Apps’.
Attending a BrainPOP UK Webinar is a simple and fun way to increase CPD credits from the comfort of your own home. Professional development in your PJs if you like
The first date for your diary is 24th September where Jude will give you ‘The BrainPOP Basics’: Whether you’re new to BrainPOP or a seasoned stalwart, join us for this introductory session. We’ll take you through the basic features of the site but also take a closer look at tools you might not use regularly but may prove beneficial. We’ll use examples of real classroom practice and you’ll be more than welcome to share with other attendees.
We’ll be adding more information about how to sign up soon.
2. Creative Writing inspiration
Our Creative Writing spotlight is getting a lovely wax and polish up for September. We’ve spent a good deal of time putting together an English topics collection to help your students plan and structure their writing. Movies, POPquizzes, and activities should provide students with the essential knowledge and skills for all types of writing and storytelling.
We’ll be including freebies for you to download and use in class or at home and we’ll be running a writing competition too.
View all spotlights.
3. A topic to ease you in
Wondering what movie to check out right this very minute when you’re full of back to school highs and woes? We’ve got just the ticket.
Tim and Moby give your students some sound advice on how to start the new school year in style in our Back to School topic. They’ll begin by learning how to stay safe on the journey to school, and then get some tips about what to do at lunchtime, how to behave in lessons, and why it’s always wise to be nice to teachers.
They’ll also see how to get organised, how to set up a good place to do homework after school, and why staying up late is totally over-rated.
Other helpful movies to watch this time of year:
Still got the back to school blues?
Just think – it’s not long until another school break…