There were so many great tips and inspiration on how to use your SMART or Promethean whiteboard software with BrainPOP that we wanted to direct you to the Elluminate recording of the webinar (download it then skip to around 16 mins to get started) and Danny’s excellent 19 page eBook, which you can download below.
Trust us, it’s free and well worth your time to own.
Wednesday 21st November at 16:00 – 16:45 BST: Making your Interactive Whiteboard POP!
In this session, Danny will demonstrate hints and tips for making the most of using BrainPOP with the whiteboard tools available to you. Focusing on both Promethean and SMART tools, Danny can walk you through the very basics to some neat little tricks that even surprised us!
Danny Nicholson is an approved BrainPOP UK trainer with over 15 years teaching and training experience and has delivered training in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools all over the UK and overseas. He is an experienced trainer on both Promethean and SMART interactive whiteboards.
This webinar would suit any teacher who’d like a refresher or an introduction to using a whiteboard in the classroom.
How do I sign up for a webinar? Keep an eye on this page for the live links. These will take you to Eventbrite where you can register quickly and easily. You’ll receive an email confirmation from Eventbrite including the link to the webinar which you click when the time comes.
I’m not a BrainPOP subscriber, can I still participate? Of course! Our webinars are open to anyone interested in sharing best classroom practice and innovations in education. We do, however, recommend you take out a free trial in advance of any webinars so you can fully participate and contribute to any discussion: Take out a free trial. If you’ve considered taking out a trial or subscribing, the webinar could be just the guide you need to inform your decision.
Do you take webinar topic suggestions? Happily! Post comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to the list for consideration.
Are you using Promethean ActivExpression and ActiVote Learner Response Systems in your classroom? If so, we’ve got some news for you!BrainPOP UK POPquizzes are now seamlessly integrated with Promethean’s Learner Response Systems, making it easier than ever for you to engage students. Your students will be able to vote and then see their results, cumulatively and individually. You can set timed quizzes and export class results.
It’s really rather cool. Here’s a little getting started guide:
You’ll find more information on the Quiz Integration tab of the BrainPOP UK Partner Resource page on Promethean Planet. We’ll also be doing a follow up post telling you how to get the most from the integration.
With all of our products being accredited by Promethean as “Promethean Enabled,” BrainPOP UK have partnered with Promethean to bring you even more resources. It’s well worth your while trying out the resources available on our Partner Resource page, all designed for use on an interactive whiteboard.
The resource pack
The resource pack offers a set of appropriate cross-curricular resources for UK schools that you can use to create your own flipcharts and enhance your web-based lessons. It includes images of Tim & Moby, other fun visuals, graphic organisers and more.
The flipcharts available are good examples of how to integrate BrainPOP UK resources, ACTIVstudio software, and Promethean Learner Response Systems to create lessons that will engage, motivate, and inspire students. Links to BrainPOP UK and related activities are provided. We’ve added two flipcharts so far which are related to our latest Spotlights – Healthy Living and Digital Citizenship.
Got a tip or resource of your own for using BrainPOP with interactive whiteboards? Please share it with us.
Last week Moby and The BrainPOPpers went to Glasgow to the Scottish Learning Festival 2010 to talk about the wonderful world of BrainPOP to Scottish teachers.
Glasgow's Armadillo building
We had a blast – the teachers were so friendly and welcoming. LTScotland is currently integrating a new curriculum – the Curriculum for Excellence – so it was a particularly interesting time to be there.
Here are our Top 5 moments at SLF 2010…
1: Meeting lots (and lots) of Scottish teachers on the XMA Apple stand. Our resident Scottish BrainPOP UK Ambassador, Kim Conway, was demoing BrainPOP UK, showing off our Curriculum for Excellence tagging and giving out our very special Scottish Moby badges. Which we ran out of they were so popular. We’ll have to get more for next year.
Moby gives the thumbs up to SLF 2010
Kim Conway demoing Brainpop UK
Moby gets the girl(s)
2: Meeting Scottish fans and putting faces to Twitter names! We have been lucky enough to make a number of friends up in Scotland in the last 12 months, but most of them were virtual. This time though we could say hi in the flesh and they could get to meet Moby. You can read Jenny’s (on right) account of SLF 2010 on her blog “Student ponderings“.
Moby meets Ann Marie and Jenny at SLF 2010
3: Demoing BrainPOP UK on the Promethean stand. The crowds gathered in large numbers to see Eylan Ezekiel showing off BrainPOP UK resources, including a sneak preview of the Active Expression POPquiz integration, with Promethean ActivInspire and Learner Response Systems. And, because we know how tiring exhibitions can be, the crowd were offered an apple or a cupcake. Can you believe it – the cupcakes proved more popular!
Moby watching the Promethean demo
4: Sponsoring the TeachMeet. We are always proud to be asked to be involved, in any way, large or small, with a TeachMeet. This year the famous SLF TeachMeet took place in the famous “Armadillo” building opposite the Exhibition hall. Moby was chuffed to be asked to wave people into the hall, although the security guards wouldn’t let anyone take any photographs (boo!).
It was this time last year that we premiered our very first TeachMeet movie and we were more than happy to create a brand, new revised version that incorporates some of the changes that TeachMeet has gone through in the last 12 months. Afterwards most of us headed off to the TeachEat to sample some famous Glaswegian curry. Moby didn’t come to that – he had to be in bed. He’d had a long day.
Our new TeachMeet movie premieres at TeachMeet SLF 2010!
We’ll be demoing BrainPOP UK on XMA Stand F15. Come and meet our BrainPOP UK Ambassador for Scotland, Kim Conway, and see BrainPOP UK demoed on a shiny new MacBook. Kim can show you how to use our Curriculum Matching Tool, Deep Beep, to find topics to match Curriculum for Excellence.
Also, if you register your interest with an XMA represntative and you could be in with a chance to win an iPod!
At midday on both Wednesday and Thursday, take advantage of the offer of a sit down by popping along to Promethean Stand C10.
You’ll get to learn how to use BrainPOP UK with Promethean ActivInspire and Learner Response Systems with fun voting activities and lesson ideas. And, because we know how tiring exhibitions can be, we thought you might appreciate a sugar boost to keep you going; an apple or a cupcake, it’s up to you!
Watch oot, Moby’s gonnae be aboot!
Throughout the festival, Moby will be popping along the XMA and Promethean stands. He’s got some exclusive SLF badges to give you so make sure you say hello.
Remember he’s a real poser too so have your cameras ready for a snapshot with him.
We were happy to sponsor #TMSLF2010 this year with the added bonus of a big orange robot at the front door. If you’re in to TeachMeet SLF10 at 5:30 please give him a wee wave when you walk in, he loves the attention!
Feel free to come and say hello to any BrainPOPpers you spot at the festival this year – we’d love nothing more! If you want to meet up and can’t find us, tweet @BrainPOP_UK. We’ll soon find one another.
A sneak preview of a very cool new way to bring BrainPOP UK quizzes and Promethean tools together.
You will also have a chance to win a full annual subscription to BrainPOP UK!
So come and say hi. You don’t have to be a Planet member but it’s well worth signing up to be part of the frankly staggeringly huge community of almost 500,000 people and check out the 16,000+ resources compatible with their ActivBoards (or even other IWBs using the Flipchart Viewer).
At BrainPOP UK, we are huge fans of Promethean, mainly because they ‘get’ that teachers should be the focus of what we both do. Promethean have been at the forefront of building communities around their customers and their products in the UK. They have demonstrated that this helps teachers get great value from their investment from both the hardware and software solutions.
We are proud to stand with Promethean at BETT2010 and hope to see you there.