We’re excited to be working with Dundee City Council to provide their schools with free access to BrainPOP UK until June 17th 2016.
To access BrainPOP all you need to do is login to your Dundee GLOW dashboard and find the BrainPOP tiles.
Each tile is matched to a different subject area for the Curriculum for Excellence. Clicking a tile takes you to a page about BrainPOP’s resources with an button to launch the BrainPOP site.
What do teachers in Dundee think about BrainPOP?
“Most of our upper school classes access Brainpop regularly throughout the year. It is often used as an introduction to new topics and concepts, particularly in IDL and health. The young people really enjoy the short videos and the quizzes afterwards. We play the quizzes individual, in groups or as a class. The information is always accurate and often challenging. We use it as part of homework tasks and the children can access BrainPOP from home.
BrainPOP works well alongside our BYOD, groups can work independently and can take notes to feedback to the class. It provides a ‘string to our teaching bow’, and is always a highlight in the class. The follow up activities are often challenging and open up opportunities for discussion.”
Mrs Mathers, P7 teacher, Craigowl primary school, Dundee
”We absolutely love BrainPOP at Rosebank…the children have learned a great deal from it, have watched many of the videos and the teachers have used several lesson plans with great success and engagement. It is so comprehensive, covering a wide range of topics, so we nearly always find a video to enhance lessons.”
Dawn Stanfield, Headteacher, Rosebank primary school, Dundee
“I love BrainPOP – I find the videos are very interesting for the children, covering a wide range of topics and we also used the quizzes and activities that accompanied the films.”
Mrs Young, P7 teacher, Dens Road primary school, Dundee
“BrainPOP has been used at St John’s High School in Dundee for over 4 years. All teachers and students at St John’s access BrainPOP via GLOW, giving instant access for everyone in school and at home. Our pupils enjoy BrainPOP and we have even used it with our senior students. ”
Dave Keenan, Principal teacher of modern studies, St John’s Rc High School, Dundee