♦ Primary 4 - 6 ♦ Secondary 1 - 3 ♦ Secondary 4 - 6
♦ English Language Education ♦ Mathematics Education ♦ Science Education ♦ Technology Education ♦ Personal, Social and Humanities Education ♦ Arts Education ♦ Liberal Studies for Senior Secondary Levels
Introduction: Develop autonomous learners using animations
With an extensive use of inspiring animations and gamification elements, BrainPOP attracts students to explore knowledge in a cross-curricular perspective.
The platform is suitable for traditional, blended, and “Flipped” and self-learning; and supports different classroom dynamics.
Features in Learning and Teaching
Interesting animations: learners can explore new knowledge with Tim and Moby The Robot in their daily life stories, in a wide range of topics such as biology, technology, engineering, economy, culture, geography and world history
Quality resources: grab-and-go teaching plans, ideas and tools are readily available for quick and effective lesson planning
Diversified activities: teachers can design lessons with flexibility
'Sortify' trains up classification ability, allows learners' to create their own games, and submit 'SnapThought' screencaps for teachers to assess their performance
'Make-a-map' fosters critical thinking ability through concept map creation
'Make-a-movie' allows learners' to present their thoughts through movies
'FYI' provides affluent reading materials for further exploration and project-based learning
Tracking learners' progress: 'My Classes' page enables teachers to assign tasks to classes and individuals, know their performance and give timely feedback
Interactive quizzes: with 'Quiz Mixer', teachers could create quizzes or edit those made by teachers around the world, and experience the power of sharing
Flexible quiz modes: teachers could customise quiz modes for diversified learning needs
Class quiz (one trial on each question)
Review quiz (proceed only when answer is correct)
Choice (learners choose their preferred mode)
1. Sharing from teacher (implementation strategies)
2. BrainPOP in English Lesson (Secondary school)
3. BrainPOP in History Lesson (Secondary school)
4. Sharing from English teachers
5. Sharing from History teacher
4. Create a class
5. Tracking Student Activity
BrainPOP Refresher Training Workshop and Community Building Activity
Date: 13rd November, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
School Experience Sharing - Mr Chan Yu Hin (Leung Sing Tak College),
Refresher Training Workshop - Mr Davey Neill (Certified BrainPOP Educator, Shanghai American School)
BrainPOP Refresher Training Workshop Review
Date: 15th December, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Speaker: Mr Wu Chi Ho (ICT teacher, CCC Kwei Wah Shan College)
BrainPOP Training Workshop Review
Date: 22nd February, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
1. How do teachers and students log in?
Click ‘LOG IN’ at BrainPOP website. Enter Username and Password in a popup window and click ‘LOG IN’.
2. What support platforms available?
It is preferable to use BrainPOP on web browsers.
3. What are the steps to add new teacher or student accounts?
Talk to the eResource Administrator (BrainPOP administrator) at your school.
For administrator, after logging in, click ‘ADMIN DASHBAORD’, and click ‘Manage Individual Account’ to add accounts. Please refer to this Video Guide for more details.
4. How do I edit my profile and password?
Click on your Username on the top right hand corner. Click ‘Settings’. Edit First Name, Last Name, email or Password if necessary and click ‘SAVE CHANGES’.
Learning and Teaching
5. How do I set up a class?
Click ‘MY CLASSES’ on top menu bar and click ‘+New class’. Enter ‘Class name’ and ‘Class code’ and click ‘CREATE CLASS’. Share the class code to your class.
6. Do all teachers need to set up a class?
It is recommended teachers open a ‘class’ on BrainPOP for each class to capture learning data. For example, if a teacher is teaching classes 2A, 3C and 5D, then the teacher should open three classes and distribute the three different codes for each class.
7. Why do I have to set up a class?
Without a ‘Class code’, students are unable to access the platform. Therefore, teachers must set up a class to obtain and distribute a ‘Class code’ for each class. Teachers can give assignments to each class and all student activities can be viewed, including self-learning activities.
8. What do I do with a ‘Class code’ given by a teacher?
As you login for the first time, it will land you on a ‘MY BRAINPOP REGISTRATION’ page, where you are required to enter a ‘Class code’. Enter necessary information like ‘Security question’, ‘Answer’, ‘Security image’ and most importantly the ‘Class code’. Then, click ‘CREATE ACCOUNT’ to proceed.
Teaching resources could be found here to help teachers kick off using eResources in learning and teaching, and experience the benefits.
Suggested Lesson Plan: Media Literacy
We use social media almost every day. It is a world flooded with information, and some are unsubstantiated. Join Tim and Moby with your students to grow the awareness and skills to distinguish between fact and opinion.
Suggested Lesson Plan: Social Media
Social Media has become essential to our daily life. Despite the fun to share our lives with friends and family, inappropriate use will bring impacts such as privacy concern, which should not be underestimated. Here is a sample lesson on BrainPOP – Social Media to discuss the advantages and impacts of using social media, and to organise ideas with the mind map tool MAKE-A-MAP.
Suggested Lesson Plan: Energy Skate Park: Basics
With the tight daily schedule, teachers seldom have time to sit down and discuss with students on a topic deeply. Here is a sample lesson making use of GAMEUP and SNAPTHOUGHT in BrainPOP to motivate students to ponder and help them develop personalised learning strategies.
Suggested Lesson Plan: New Year’s
To achieve effective learning, there is always a need of quality resources to mix’n’match with the curriculum of different subjects, and that is where a resourceful eLearning platform comes in handy. Here is a sample lesson, which has incorporated BrainPOP’s film, FYI and MAKE-A-MAP to demonstrate deeper learning with the use supplementary resources.
BrainPOP consists of content in different subjects. Teacher can find the topics breakdown in each subject below:
- Arts and Music
- History and Culture