If you run a self hosted WordPress blog then you can now add an official POPbox plugin to your sidebar as a “widget”.
- Extract the brainpop-uk-learning-video file into your wp-contents folder.
- Enable plugin (Plugin screen)
- Drag widget onto your sidebar (Appearance > Widgets dashboard)
- Go and refresh your blog and see it working! You can see our WordPress widget just over there in the top right >>
Our POPbox WordPress plugin will allow you to showcase the free featured movie of the day in your blog sidebar. At significant points in the movies key vocabulary is displayed. Each movie is built in Flash, can be zoomed to fill the screen and lasts between 2.5-5 mins – a time span that is perfect for attention grabbing. They can be rewound/fast forwarded with no streaming pauses (as movies always pre-load).
Q: Is this the official BrainPOP UK Plugin?
A: Yes. It has been developed in partnership with the wonderful http://primaryblogger.co.uk who run a free, easy to adopt WordPress Blog service for UK Primary School teachers, pupils and classes.
Q: What if I don’t have a WordPress blog?
Q: Can I choose the movie it shows?
A: No. But the movie regularly changes at least a few times a week and is hand picked by the BrainPOP UK team.
Q: Is there anyway to resize the plugin to be less or more than 300px?
A: Yes! You can choose a size from 200px up to 350px. We chose these sizes because they repsent a fair cross section of sidebar widths. We’re not planning on releasing any different sizes in the near future.
Q: Can I request a movie to be shown in the POPbox?
A: There’s no harm in emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest a featured movie, but remember that the featured movie is the same for everyone.
Q: How do you choose which movies to show?
A: Featured movies are often linked to significant occasions (Martin Luther King movie on August 28th) cultural events (World Cup movie) or to help schools explain world events (Floods movie during the recent flooding in Pakistan). If you want to pick and choose from all our movies to show to your class and kids then you will need to subscribe to http://www.brainpop.co.uk
Q: What age range is BrainPOP UK aimed at?
A: BrainPOP UK is aimed at 7-14 year olds. But you’re never too old to learn!
Q: What subjects will the POPbox cover?
A: BrainPOP UK is cross curricular and covers Science, Humanities, Maths, English, PSHE & Citizenship, Art and Design & Technology.