* BrainPOP ESL is now changed to BrainPOP ELL (ELL stands for English Language Learners).
♦ Primary 1 - 3 ♦ Primary 4 - 6 ♦ Secondary 1 - 3 ♦ Secondary 4 - 6
♦ English Language Education
Introduction: Master essential English skills in authentic context
BrainPOP ELL familiarises students with authentic English via animations and games. Its diversified resources stimulate motivation for self-directed learning, and is ideal for teaching of four domains of language comprehensively.
Features in Learning and Teaching
- Quality resources: grab-and-go teaching plans, ideas and tools are readily available for quick and effective lesson planning
- Authentic contexts: animated stories of Ben and Moby The Robot create authentic and meaningful contexts for language learning
- Interactive activities: help students with different learning styles to understand words and grammar
‘Make-a-map’ fosters critical thinking ability
‘Flash Words’ revises vocabulary interactively
‘Read it!’ enhances reading comprehension skills
‘Write it!’ guides students through writing tasks, with occasional help of graphical organisers
‘Play it!’ revisits grammar knowledge in a fun way
- Tracking learners' progress: ‘My Classes’ page enables teachers to assign tasks to classes and individuals, understand performance of learners, and give timely feedback
- Progressive curriculum design: the platform encompasses 90 lessons in 3 levels, with a placement test that helps learners identify where to start
- Mapping with widely acceptable guidelines/frameworks: TESOL Standards，WIDA Standards and CEFR Levels* mapping as reference
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eREAP 2019/20 Briefing Session
Speaker: Mr Chan Ying-ka, English Teacher, Buddhist Sum Heung Lam Memorial College (BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP ELL)
Speaker: Ms Michelle Wong Suet-yee, English Panel, Tai Po Old Market Public School (BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP ELL)
BrainPOP ELL in English Lesson (Primary school)
Sharing from English teachers
Sharing from students (Primary English)
BrainPOP ELL Refresher Training Workshop and Community Building Activity
Date: 14th November, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Refresher Training Workshop
- Mr Davey Neill, Certified BrainPOP Educator, Shanghai American School
BrainPOP Refresher Training Workshop Review
Speaker: Ms Lesy Wong, English teacher, CCC Kwei Wah Shan College
BrainPOP ELL Training Workshop Review
Date: 24th February, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
1. How do teachers and students log in?
Click ‘LOG IN’ at BrainPOP ELL website. Enter Username and Password in a popup window and click ‘LOG IN’.
2. What support platforms available?
It is preferable to use BrainPOP ELL 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 or Password if necessary and click ‘SAVE CHANGES’.
Learning and Teaching
5. How do I set up a class?
Click ‘MY BRAINPOP’, ‘MY CLASSES’ and ‘+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 for each class. For example, if a teacher is teaching class 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.
After entering the class code, all student activities can be viewed by the class teacher. Moreover, students can submit work to the teacher.
8. Can I distribute assignments to my students?
Assigning quizzes is unavailable in BrainPOP ELL at this moment.
9. 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: Conditional Sentences
Understanding Conditional sentences could be hard for second language learners. This lesson plan shows how teachers could make use of BrainPOP ELL to help students learn the sentence patterns and the uses of conditional sentences in everyday conversation.
Suggested Lesson Plan: What Did You Bring? (Adjs ending in ed/ing)
‘What to learn’ and ‘how to learn’ are both important to students. Here is a sample lesson with a focus on self-learning, using BrainPOP ELL’s MOVIE, VOCAB MOVIE, and PYRAMID GRAPHIC ORGANISER for a better consolidation of knowledge. The THINK-PAIR-SHARE MODEL (TPS) will also be adopted to enrich students’ learning experience.
Suggested Lesson Plan: What Did You Bring? (Past simple tense)
BrainPOP ELL consists of topics in different levels. Teacher can find the topics breakdown below and select suitable content for the students: