Math Game Teacher Resources and Assessment Strategies for Employee Lounge

February 28, 2014

The screencast outlines teacher resources and assessment strategies for using the “Lure of the Labyrinth Employee Lounge” math game on BrainPOP’s GameUp.  How are you using this game for assess...

It’s Here! SXSWedu Announces 2014 Playground Schedule

February 6, 2014

We’re absolutely thrilled to share the newly unveiled official schedule for the SXSWedu 2014 Playground, which we're co-sponsoring with Xerox. The SXSWedu Playground is an interactive learning sp...

Teacher Support and Assessment Materials for Planet Mechanic

January 31, 2014

Check out this brief screencast to learn about the teaching and learning assessment materials available for the Planet Mechanic...

Do I Have a Right? Teacher Support and Assessment Ideas

January 31, 2014

Check out this brief screencast to learn about assessment ideas and teaching and learning resources available for the Do I Have a Right? game....

Planet Mechanic Assessment Ideas

January 22, 2014

Draw a picture and/or write a few sentences to explain why you think Earth has different seasons. What season is it in the Southern Hemisphere when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere? Venu...

Discovering Digital Tools for Learning With Graphite.org

November 15, 2013

Pinpointing the best digital tools for your students can be pretty overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s Graphite.org, a free service from the non-profit Common Sense Media. Through rigorous ratings and...

SnapThought™, a Photo Reflection Tool

October 18, 2013

This screencast illustrates a new photo reflection tool which changes game play in the classroom. Learn how students can take screenshots and write comments on key moments of certain games on GameUp. ...

Brain Points: A Growth Mindset Reward Structure Boosts Player Persistence!

October 17, 2013

Brain Points: A Growth Mindset Reward Structure Boosts Player Persistence in Refraction By: Eleanor O'Rourke Psychologist Carol Dweck has made an interesting discovery. She and her colleagues have...

CSI Flight Adventures: Flight School Assessment Tips

October 7, 2013

After playing the CSI Flight Adventures game, allow students to print out a record of their flight school exercises and how they did on the flight missions. Have students talk about their results with...

BrainPOP’s FYI Feature- The Perfect Informational Text Resources to Support Reading Comprehension

August 22, 2013

BrainPOP’s 2013 Teacher in Residence, Mike Jones, shares some of his favorite teaching strategies to support reading comprehension using informational text in BrainPOP’s FYI feature. In my 7th gr...