It is great to see Brainpop doing so well in the UK and it is no secret that I have always been a massive fan. This has included the very early days when it was only available in the US at it took me about 5 mins to load a movie on dial up!
Reflecting on this it is great to see how times have changed. Just before BETT 2011 BrainPop UK announced the featured movie App for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It is a free and a must download for both teachers and students, particularly if you are a school with a 1to1 iOS deployment.
Brainpop continues to do what it says on the tin, ‘explain complicated ideas in simple and fun way’.
Apart from the quality of the movies one of the other reasons I like Brainpop is that the featured Brainpop UK movie is always relevant. For example, if the world has a major volcanic eruption Brainpop makes the volcano’s movie free. If the Olympics are on the Olympic movie will be free. Some movies (the really important ones) are always free these include on-line safety, bullying and mourning.
In short, Brainpop has a real commitment to supporting teachers when they might need it the most.
Another Brainpop UK service that people tend not to know about is the POPbox. This enables you to embed the featured movie into your own blog or website. More details about this here but I would like to see this as an optional widget on Glow Blogs – it would be amazing optional feature for school websites.
Keep up the good work Tim and Moby! See you soon!