Teachers say the most wonderful things about BrainPOP

Genuinely, we can't show you all the nice comments we've had over the years.

So here are some of our favourites.


Quite possibly the one of the best educational resources out there. 

BrainPOP has an uncanny knack of explaining the most difficult concepts in the most understandable of ways.”

John Dooris, Head Teacher, Newmarske Primary school,
Redcar, Cleveland

"The BrainPOP videos are extremely popular in school and the children love Tim and Moby!

The animation is high quality and the content engaging for the children. The range of topics covered is extensive and in line with the new curriculum and as such the videos have been used across lessons as well as whole school assemblies and workshops e.g. online safety.

My class have enjoyed the quizzes associated with the videos and I particularly like the way their individual attempts at quizzes can be easily printed out as evidence."

Jade Wallace, Year 6 Class Teacher,
Fell Dyke Community Primary School

“I just love BrainPOP!

I am an ICT coordinator so am promoting it through the school a lot. My Head Teacher has been using it during assemblies too, which is fabulous.

We’ve only just acquired an interactive whiteboard in the hall and to have the Head using it is really great for the kids.

Congratulations to everyone on such a brilliant site.”

Soo Coates, ICT coordinator,
St Gregory's RC primary school, Tyne & Wear

"We decided to go for BrainPOP because it's really child friendly content, there's a huge array of different videos for everyone to look at and use, the ability to take a quiz as part of assessment for learning. The content is relevant, really fun and creative, the children can relate to it."

Mr Sale, Year 6 teacher and ICT Subject leader, Blackpool

"North Lakes School has invested in BrainPOP UK. It’s a superb online resource bank covering an extensive range of curriculum areas.

We particularly value the high-quality short videos which engage and inform the children though their journeys with the BrainPOP characters ‘Tim and Moby’. A particular benefit is its ability to be accessed from both school and home and school and its multi-device compatibility.

It’s a great way to introduce new learning experiences and topics or to extend children’s curiosity in other areas not covered in your curriculum”


Martyn Soulsby Leadership Team & Computing at School Master Teacher North Lakes School, Penrith Cumbria

"The highest return I've had on homework is when it's BrainPOP homework. Because they love the characters in it they focus all the way's brilliant!"

Mrs Addison, Year 3 teacher, Hampshire

‎"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 have to admit it, I love Tim and Moby, two wonderful characters who explain lots of things in really clever, simple, and entertaining short movies to children.

They are, in my opinion, simply the best at explaining things and my classes LOVE them.”

Tim Handley, Assistant Principal, Norfolk,
Maths author, MaST and NCETM PD Lead

Sit down, and have a nice cup of tea.


You deserve it.

Swallow Hill community school, Leeds


“I would describe BrainPOP as a ‘child friendly Google’,” says Saira Luffman, Principal, “like having a library there all of the time.

We use it in a number of different ways, but probably the most beneficial way is a blended approach. Pupils may have an electronic device in the classroom with them, it might not be in the IT classroom, but we’ve got a set of iPads or tablets so that they can use it as an immediate resource.

(BrainPOP) is something we can put across our entire academy for less than the cost of 2 days supply. I urge Principals, encourage Principals, to take out a trial. It’s much more in-depth than you’d think at first sight.”

BrainPOP has a great catalog of materials that are tied directly to classroom content and they are presented in such a way that they are easily accessible by whichever age range you need ... the students LOVE it.

They love the interaction. They love the activities. Teachers love the organization and how it’s tied to standards.”

Matt Harris, Deputy Head of School for Learning Technology, British School of Jakarta

Very rarely does a website actually completely fulfil my criteria as a teacher; but I am excited to say that BrainPOP has managed to be both educational and entertaining at the same time!”

Vickie Bacon, Head of Enrichment,
Hurstpierpoint College, West Sussex

“My class are loving BrainPOP UK, an amazing resource/portal/world of information!

It’s just a brilliant, brilliant resource.”

Hugh Meenagh, ICT Co-ordinator/Y7 Teacher, Christ The King school, Omagh

"Visual aids are very important for pupils. We used BrainPOP's World War I video to use as stimulus to get (students) started, (another time) we used the 'Frankenstein' video to supply context. We also used 'Martin Luther King' video to explain "adversity".

BrainPOP's a fantastic resource, I love it, I could use it daily. Easily."

Miss Purdon & Mrs Healy, Calderglen High School, East Kilbride

“The fact that BrainPOP uses seasonal themes and makes the most of anniversaries and other important dates means that they are always able to deliver something relevant and interesting to a group of students with diverse interests and educational needs.

We all know how good it feels to be able to rely on a resource because we always know the quality is second to none.”

Mark Anderson, former Assistant Headteacher at Sir Bernard Lovell School, Gloucestershire (@ICTevangelist)

BrainPOP is hugely popular in my school community and it is one of our most used online resources.

Our teachers love using it when introducing new curriculum topics. The colourful interface which displays explanatory videos, fun quizzes, information and activities, invites students to explore a vast range of Science, Mathematics, English, Social Studies, Health and Engineering topics.

It is a one-stop-shop for our students when looking for information.”

Siobhan Roulston, Teacher Librarian,
Garden International School, Malaysia

I use BrainPOP UK all the time in my lessons because I find that the animation holds the pupil’s interest and really helps them to learn the topic as the videos are colourful, informative and educationally relevant.

I often use the keywords during the videos to prompt discussion and introduce a new topic and the quiz at the end is useful to help sum the lesson up. I couldn’t live without it!”

Sally Mills, Head of the Science department, Glenthorne High School, Surrey

BrainPOP’s a truly unique resource that’s clear, concise, and heaps of fun.

I think it’s a brilliant classroom tool for engaging kids, and encourage our staff to use it whenever possible.

We are a 1:1 iPad school, and the BrainPOP app is already on their ‘essential downloads’ list.”

Ian Pittman, Head of Digital Learning & Innovation at The International School @ ParkCity

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