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What is Twig World?

Twig features thousands of high-quality, curriculum-aligned science, maths and geography videos for students aged 11–16, along with worksheets, lesson plans, quizzes and diagrams.

Twig resources are easy to use, slotting into existing lesson plans and being particularly suited to distance learning, with a built-in Assignment feature that lets teachers set homework and view progress. Twig films can be used in a variety of different ways – as an introduction to new topics, to provide visual reinforcement of instruction, or as revision.

Twig allows students to learn at their own pace. Students who find topics difficult can watch videos again, using glossary videos as additional aids, while others can use Twig’s unique Mindmap and the topic extension questions to explore further and extend their knowledge. Onscreen keywords, closed captions and downloadable transcripts make Twig videos accessible to students with additional support needs or those whose second language is English.

Recommended Usage

5 hours.

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Educational Impact

build student knowledge
86%
improve teaching efficiency
83%
improve attainment
80%
reduce teacher workload
75%
reduce attainment gap
64%
Age Range11-13, 14-16
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RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

Access to internet, laptop, mobile device or desktop computer. Username and Password or URL (for integration on VLE). Twig uses an embedded video player, which uses HTML5 Video with a fallback to an Adobe Flash player if HTML 5 video is not supported in your browser. The player supports all the most recent web browsers as listed in the system requirements section. Adobe Flash Player is required to use quizzes on Twig.

Set Up

No installation as it's an online resource.

TrainingLive OnlineDocumentationVideos

PDF user guides, online FAQs, video guides, refresher sessions or demos (1 hour).

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Twig World Reviews

4.3 out of 5

from 33 Verified Reviews

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Linda

Biology and Science Teacher

St Paul's RC Academy, Scotland

Used Twig World for 11 years

Sep 2020

TWIG is fantastic - I use it most days in my lessons.

Linda found Twig World:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Pupils are able to see real life examples.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Mentioning things that they have seen in the clip.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Everybody is able to watch clips in the classroom.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    I love that TWIG has short clips that illustrate what I am teaching.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    A video clip can illustrate a point that might take a long time to describe.
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S Mohan

Teacher of Biology, Chemistry and Integrated Sciences

European school, Mol, Belgium

Used Twig World for 4 years

Sep 2020

Ease of Use, Accessibility, Content suitable for age group wide variety of resources, including experiments

S Mohan found Twig World:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    retaining information
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Yes, they remember more examples because a video can be followed up with quiz or an exercise to reinforce concepts. Easy access also makes it possible for students to revisit videos more frequently to revise.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Weaker students and students with learning difficulties are able to access resources at their own pace and more frequently
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Preprepared lesson plans
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Preprepared and relevant resources
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Garry

Head of Science

Falkland House School, Scotland

Used Twig World for 4 years

Sep 2020

It is quite expensive

Garry found Twig World:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    recap learning
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    supports
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    depends on type of learner.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    plenary time
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    well structured for some units
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Peter Gault

Physics Teacher

All Saints College, Bull Creek, WA, Australia

Used Twig World for 7 years

Aug 2020

Peter Gault found Twig World:
  • Significantly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
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sarah diebelius

Head of Science

ABC, El Salvador

Used Twig World for 2 years

Aug 2020

It is a little expensive for our budget and occasionally there are not videos for particular topics - otherwise 10

sarah diebelius found Twig World:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Our students can struggle with English and the clear videos, well paced and with subtitles really helps them with this
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Pitched at a really good level in comparison to using you tube videos. Can be used for KS3 and KS4 to introduce a topic as well as consolidate a topic
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    supports lower ability by being accessible with their English language abilities. Supports higher ability in accompanying questions
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    we can embed the videos into our lesson planning. The experiment demos are particularly helpful in these times of online teaching
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    stops us having to search for appropriate videos on other resources. we know TWIG will be pitched at right level. Also helps with experiment ideas
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Helen Feakes

Assistant Team Leader - Science

Used Twig World for 5 years

Aug 2020

A great resource which I use at least twice a day.

Helen Feakes found Twig World:
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    The keywords highlighted in each film ensure students understand what they are being told.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    I know that almost all topics I teach have an accompanying TWIG video which I often use to introduce/summarise key information. I look on TWIG knowing this so reduce my planning time.
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    As previous answer - TWIG is reliable and usually has a video I will use in a lesson.
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Bel

Science Teacher

Brisbane Boys College, Australia

Used Twig World for 5 years

Aug 2020

Simple to use, excellent explanations, great variety

Bel found Twig World:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    My students are able to re-watch key concepts and answer questions to revise
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    See previous answer
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Great starters or different visuals
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Showing a short video is often better than me explaining concepts verbally a few times
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Kristen DePass

MS Science teacher

The American School In Japan, Japan

Used Twig World for 9 years

Aug 2020

Twig is hands-down my #1 favorite and most valued teaching resources. I used Twig in my last school (Jakarta Intercultural school) for 8 years, and begged my current team and administrators to purchase a subscription for our students and school. My team immediately understood how the quality, versatility and supportive nature of the ever-expanding video collection could positively impact our classroom environment, and jumped right on board.

Kristen DePass found Twig World:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    .
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    the videography, images, narration is clear, gorgeous, and relatable
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    .
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Kids watch the videos ahead of time and come to class with foundational understanding and excitement for the subject and/or concept.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It enhances the quality of the material/lesson by adding visuals and clear language.
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Angela Travis

Teacher of Mathematics

Used Twig World for 12 months

Aug 2020

Angela Travis found Twig World:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Puts the concept into a real life situation
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
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Paul Nicholls

Head of Science

Merchiston Castle School, Scotland

Used Twig World for 5 years

Aug 2020

It's a good standard, guaranteed quality, consistent style ... although rather expensive

Paul Nicholls found Twig World:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Consolidation of work done in class, structured video research projects
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Well illustrated / demonstrated examples of concepts covered in class
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Individual research tasks / activities mean more time for individual students
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
    Some of the resources provided can be used directly but often we make resources to accompany TWIG resources so it takes as much time as anything else
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Tami

Science Teacher

Uintah Middle School, United States

Used Twig World for 5 years

Aug 2020

I love it! It’s captivating, informative and hits essential targets of learning in 3 minutes. Great for a writing tool, love the quizzes also

Tami found Twig World:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Conversations Discussions
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Background Knowledge / Opportunity for learning different perspectives Discussions Writing Conversations Questions are higher level. Inquiry
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Variety of films for the content I teach, helps with higher level thinking and opens discussion to other scientific ideas. Great for experiments
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Another tool in my tool box to captivate and motivate student learning
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Easy navigation of resources.
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Dr Lois Faux-Newman

Biology teacher

Used Twig World for 3-4 years

Aug 2020

Short video clips and worksheet resources well worth investigating, especially the practical ones.

Dr Lois Faux-Newman found Twig World:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Engaging and relevant to course components
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Direct examples from nature and not necessarily syllabus directed, so this broadens the students
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Some pupils are more stimulated by imagery and context so learning is improved
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Short introductions or re-capping of material immediately engages students back into a particular topic area
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Saves time locating alternative sources
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Rebecca

Head of PSHE

Used Twig World for 6 years

Aug 2020

Rebecca found Twig World:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Clear videos and images
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Clear videos and explanations
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    na
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Good videos
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    easy to use and explains things clearly
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Hugh

Head of Science

Used Twig World for 4 years

Aug 2020

I recommend it all the time. I now share our account with the geography department and they also found it a useful tool during remote learning.

Hugh found Twig World:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    It engages some students who otherwise find concentration a problem. It is also useful for stretching the more able children.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    There are lots of films that sit slightly outside the mainstream syllabus which allows the boys to explore around a given topic. The way the videos are presented, as a web with the most relevant material near the centre, helps the children to focus on core ideas or to spread their wings a little more widely.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    I have not done a comparison, so the honest answer is that I don't know. Twig has become as much a part of my teaching Y5 to Y8 as any other school resource. It was used a lot during remote learning to set tasks for pupils and I use it in class and during private study sessions. I don't use any text books so it is one the ways that I support the notes I produce for the students - I do know that they are always very happy to use Twig.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Again, I have not tested this and 'teaching efficiency' is not a phrase we often use. It is a little utilitarian. At the age group with which we work, there is more emphasis on engaging/enthusing and less on achieving any specific set of goals.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It has been a life saver when one of my colleagues was away from school. It allowed me to set structured lessons around a body of information set by Twig so that follow up tasks could be completed. It removed the need for a specialist to cover the missed lessons and ensured that the students remained confident that they were making good progress. I am sure that it reduced grumbling!
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Jennifer Scott

Head of Science

Used Twig World for Several years

Aug 2020

I used to find Twig a very innovative product and enthused about it to other teachers. There has been no significant updates to it in several years and now it is only just ok. Some of the video clips are good for supporting learning but there is nothing new and I'm not sure I will renew our subscription when it runs out.

Jennifer Scott found Twig World:
  • Slightly improves attainment
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Not significantly reduces teacher workload
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Craig Murray

Head of IT

Bergvliet High School, South Africa

Used Twig World for 5 years

Aug 2020

The content side of Twig is fine, but the backend management part of it is pretty poor and lacking in features. Manually setting up accounts is tedious.

Craig Murray found Twig World:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Learners understand the concepts better by seeing the dedicated short videos
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Students are visual learners in this era and they absorb the contents of the videos better than reading from a textbook
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Teachers appreciate the resources offered by Twig in explaining concepts to the learners
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
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Kay

Science Teacher | Professional Learning Lead

Dulwich College Yangon, Myanmar

Used Twig World for 9 years

Aug 2020

I love it! Videos are organised according to topic so they're easy to find. The subtitles are excellent for EAL students. The length is perfect, the content is correct and the video quality is high. Students really engage with the videos too.

Kay found Twig World:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    We don't really have a way to measure this
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Students gain a clear detailed understanding of the key information
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    Not possible to measure
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    It saves me time looking for videos of youtube which are often poor quality or incorrect. Instead of students listening to my own long-winded explanations they get short, to-the-point explanations accompanied by great visuals.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I don't have to look for videos on youtube. I can use the transcripts to make my own worksheets. I can set videos as homeworks.
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Anjali

teacher

Franconian International School, Germany

Used Twig World for 8 years

Aug 2020

Anjali found Twig World:
  • Moderately improves attainment
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
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Susy Rogers

Teacher - science & math

Caritas College, Australia

Used Twig World for 5 months

Aug 2020

it's easy to use & navigate

Susy Rogers found Twig World:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    student enjoy the clips with real life examples, also helps with experiments as they don't always work out in the lab
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    using the quiz
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    they can go back & revisit a section
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    it's quick & easy to find things
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    students doing quiz, means I don't have to set it up
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Anne-Marie

Teacher Librarian

Lakes Grammar - An Anglican School, Australia

Used Twig World for 8 years

Aug 2020

It's a great resource which is used frequently in the Science faculty.

Anne-Marie found Twig World:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Can't answer this as I don't use it for teaching, I only provide it for my staff.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Can't answer this as I don't use it for teaching, I only provide it for my staff.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Can't answer this as I don't use it for teaching, I only provide it for my staff.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Can't answer this as I don't use it for teaching, I only provide it for my staff.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Can't answer this as I don't use it for teaching, I only provide it for my staff.
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James Holmes

Teacher

St. Monica's College, Australia

Used Twig World for 3 years

Aug 2020

Lots of resources available, need to ensure teachers use the ones that suit them.

James Holmes found Twig World:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Students can learn from short sharp videos htat enhance work already presented.
  • Moderately builds student knowledge
    Students look for Twig to enhance what they have been given on class by repetiton of the aforementioned work.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Visuals are very explanatory for students who do not have focussed atention spans.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Have to be fully prepared to load and present.
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
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Greg Moran

Head of Science

John XXIII College, Australia

Used Twig World for 6 years

Aug 2020

High quality videos that are on topic and searchable, covering all of the concepts we need to cover. The only downside is the recently escalating cost.

Greg Moran found Twig World:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students want me to pause so they can write down the dot points provided in the videos. They see them as important knowledge points to know.
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    The videos are of the highest quality and illustrate concepts using visuals that I can't access anywhere else as quickly and easily.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    We have the links to videos embedded in our OneNotes, so teachers and students can access the videos they want quickly.
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It saves us time in both, searching for videos online, and then checking them to ensure that they cover the concepts and are appropriate. We know the Twig videos are exactly what we need.
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Denise Jenkins

Science Teacher

Nagle Catholic College, Australia

Used Twig World for 2.5years

Aug 2020

Excellent quality videos - to the point

Denise Jenkins found Twig World:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Clear, engaging videos that explain concepts well
  • Significantly builds student knowledge
    Same as beofre
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Same
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Increases student engagement. I can bring class attention back using a twig video
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I can plan a lesson with twig incorporated - I dont have to waste time trawling through dodgy youtube vids
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Nathan Butler

IT Technician

St Lukes Grammar School, Australia

Used Twig World for 5+ years

Aug 2020

I cannot comment on the content, although I hear it is good. I would be far more inclined to recommend if it supported Single Sign On / SAML / AzureAD Integration, instead of IP or link based generic logins

Nathan Butler found Twig World:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    NA - I am IT support and not a teacher
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    As above
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    As above
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    As above
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    As above
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Olivia

Head of maths

ISP, France

Used Twig World for 9 months

Aug 2020

Although interesting and easily searchable, it is quite expensive

Olivia found Twig World:
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Understanding real world implications
  • Slightly builds student knowledge
    Same
  • Not significantly reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency and productivity
    Acts to increase engagement
  • Not reduces teacher workload
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