Twig Education video learning adds wow factor to STEM
Glasgow-based Twig Education is an award-winning digital media company creating educational content for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) learning. Its digital and print resources are available in more than 60 countries and in 20 different languages.
Twig specialises in high-quality video content, with 3,000-plus videos bridging the gap between the real world and the classroom. Students engage with subjects by seeing them in action – meeting wildlife in a rainforest, going on a virtual trip to the Yellowstone supervolcano or even observing the energy of a supernova.
Combining footage sourced from the BBC, NASA, Getty and others, Twig videos have feature-film production values while getting key learning across in three minutes or less.
Beyond video, Twig produces a range of resources for STEM subjects, from lesson-planning materials and assessment tools to digital interactives and even virtual reality.
“Twig is easy to use – short films, quick, engaging, exciting, informative – and it adds that kind of wow factor that you’re looking for in science.”
Twig has also expanded its core brand with the development of companion sites such as Tigtag and Tigtag Junior for younger students, and Reach Out Reporter (in collaboration with Imperial College London), which presents new topical science films every Thursday.
Teachers report increased student engagement in science through the use of video in and out of the classroom. Students typically spend a lot of time looking at videos on sites like YouTube, so the transition to Twig is natural for them.
“Our students are all so technologically advanced it seems like we can’t keep their attention without standing on our heads or blowing something up,” one teacher said. “Twig plays into the kids’ interests in technology and makes them want to learn more.”
Another said: “Twig is easy to use – short films, quick, engaging, exciting, informative – and it adds that kind of wow factor that you’re looking for in science.”
To learn more about Twig – and see a preview video – visit www.twig-world.com