“I Have a Dream” at 50: Teaching the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

August 27, 2013

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by their character." -Martin Luther King, Jr. It was a call ...

Construct-A-Saurus Science Game

August 22, 2013

Visit the lesson ideas page to find resources for the Construct-a-saurus, a free social studies and science game....

Curriculum Connections for the 2013 Presidential Medals of Freedom

August 9, 2013

Every year, the President of the United States confers Presidential Medals of Freedom on a number of highly accomplished Americans who have had profound effects on society. Yesterday, President Obama ...

New Games on GameUp: Checks and Balances & Branches of Government

August 7, 2013

Categories: GameUP
We’ve added two new games to GameUp from our friends at Sheppard Software - Checks and Balances & Branches of Government! Designed for grades 3-8, Checks and Balances guides students in explori...

TSN-2 and My BrainPOP: Additional Features

August 2, 2013

Categories: GameUP Gaming My BrainPOP
TSN-2 and My BrainPOP work together! Have your students signed up for individual logins through My BrainPOP? If so, students will be able to take snapshots during TSN-2 game play with the SnapThought...

Online English Game: The Sports Network 2 Teacher’s Guide

July 28, 2013

Download this handy PDF from our partner, Classroom Inc., to help students organize their thinking while playing the online English game The Sports Network 2. You can find more ideas for supporting s...

Teaching with Games

July 23, 2013

Teaching with games "allows me to hit multiple learning styles in the same lesson in a much easier way than the normal classroom environment." ~David McG, from Best Practices for Using Games &...

How Kids Play Games: Teachable Moments in Refraction and Treefrog Treasure

June 21, 2013

Guest blogger Eleanor O'Rourke of the University of Washington shares her reflections on a study of how children and adults play two of GameUp's games, Refraction and Treefrog Treasure. Adults and ...

Educational Games and Engaging Students With GameUp: Battleship Numberline

June 21, 2013

In this educational games webinar, Director of BrainPOP Educators, Allisyn Levy, welcomes Dixie Ching of Numbaland for a discussion of the award-winning math game, Battleship Numberline. Visit GameUp...

GameUp and Becoming a BrainPOP Star!

June 19, 2013

Guest Blogger Jenny Brandon is a Technology Teacher at Lauderdale Middle School, Ripley, TN.  She is also the Technology Liaison for the West Tennessee Writing Project, an Ed.S. Instructional Lead...