Games 4 Change and the Need for Curators of Educational Games

June 21, 2012

Earlier this week, BrainPOP attended and presented at the 2012 Games for Change conference (G4C12) here in New York City. Since it's debut in June 2011, BrainPOP's GameUp network is making an impact...

Teaching with Games – GLPC Case Study: Joel

June 20, 2012

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center released new research from the Games and Learning Publishing Council initiative about teaching with games. They conducted a series of case studies and a national survey, Te...

Defending Gaming and Gamification in Educational Settings

December 22, 2011

Categories: Gaming News
Here is a interesting excerpt (cross post) In Defense of the Term “Gamification” as used by Learning Professionals from the  Kaplan Kapp Notes Blog on Game Based Learning and Gamification: "...S...

Using “Text Adventure” Games (Interactive Fiction) to Improve Literacy

December 9, 2011

Interactive Fiction (IF), also known as "text adventures", is a type of game where the player interacts with the game world primarily via text. Written descriptions of a location are displayed, and t...

Michigan State University’s Educational Games for Middle Schoolers

August 5, 2011

  We were thrilled to read this article, featuring our partners at MSU, creators of Life Preservers, a science game we're featuring on GameUp, . The MSU team  shares, "We designed the game to ...

Design Corps Boot Camp

August 3, 2011

Perhaps the coolest camp ever, I recently had the opportunity to visit Learning Games Network's summer program, Design Corps Boot Camp, at MIT. The camp offers middle school teachers and students th...

Globaloria: Engaging Students in Flash Game Design to Enhance STEM Skills

July 25, 2011

I learned about an an innovative program that is engaging young people in Flash game design at the Games 4 Change conference in NY. We are very interested in this space because BrainPOP has launched a...

Games in the Classroom? That’s Right! Introducing … GameUp

June 26, 2011

Games? In the classroom? Seriously? Yes. For students, games are where it’s at. We are beyond excited to share our newest development, GameUp™ As teachers, we know that games  – good gam...

Games 4 Change Festival 2011

June 15, 2011

We're gearing up for the Games for Change Festival coming up on in NYC on June 20 - 22. This is an event we're big fans of and have been attending for years! Games for Change is the leading global ...

Meaningful Fun: Why Video Games Should be Used in the Classroom (Part 1 of 3)

June 13, 2011

Video games get a bad rap.  Parents ban their children from ever playing them, social critics bemoan them for their violence, and teachers view them as brain-killing devices par excellence. And yet, ...