We’re back! And almost recovered!
We had an amazing week at BETT 2015 in London.
We welcomed teachers from across the globe to our stand, to learn more about BrainPOP, and meet Moby. Especially meet Moby!
— UKEd Magazine (@UKEdMag) January 24, 2015
— Jonathan Rochelle (@jrochelle) January 24, 2015
— Lisibo (@lisibo) January 23, 2015
Some of our (non-Moby related) highlights!
Tim’s school has subscribed to BrainPOP for a number of years, but we’re still privileged to welcome them to our stand. We were also very honoured to have been selected as one of their recommend resources in their arena presentation. To present in front of 800+ teachers would make any adults’ knees quake, so seeing how confident and engaging they were at such a young age was very humbling. As Tim rightly points out in their blog “the children…were simply phenomenal“.
We’ve always provided space and technology to teachers that want to share their practice (for free) to others. This year we welcomed Julia Skinner who presented on her “100 Word Challenge“, a hugely successful weekly creative writing challenge for children under 16, and Mark Anderson on “Creative tools to give your classrooms a learning boost!”. You can see Mark’s slideshow on his (extremely useful) ICT Evangelist blog.
Both educators have shared so much with the community over the years, and we were more than happy to play host. Hopefully TeachMeet Takeovers can continue going forward.
Google Goes POP!
Piers Casimir-Mrowczynski, Head of Computer Science at Beechwood Park school, presented “Google Goes POP!” about BrainPOP and Google Apps for Education at the Google Teacher Theatre to a packed house. He highlighted how he used our Google integration to deliver a lesson about ‘Cloud Computing“. It was awesome and we’ll be blogging his presentation very soon.
Collaborations & Integrations
The educational technology community has taken a leap into the cloud. And this means opportunities for companies to work better together to the benefit of schools.
- We were proud to work alongside the E2BN/Think IT team (BrainPOP is a partner on their new framework). We also popped up on many of the partner stands and demonstrations including NetSupport, GBM Digital (Apple resellers), and Airhead (congrats on the BETT Award!). If you want to know more about this exciting framework please contact E2BN.
- BrainPOP UK was one of 3 apps mentioned by Google in its launch of their new Google Play For Education UK store “…Google Play for Education, a content store designed just for schools that puts thousands of educator-approved apps like Book Creator, Pocket Code and BrainPOP at teachers’ and students’ fingertips“.
- Did you know BrainPOP UK is a Unify partner? We worked alongside them to show how BrainPOP can be seamlessly accessed via Unify.
- On the Samsung stand you could try the BrainPOP UK, ESL, and Jr apps on the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education, their new 10″ tablets designed for schools.
Same time next year? It’s a date.