Serious Games into the K-16 Classroom with Victoria Van Voorhis

November 19, 2014

In this video talk with Victoria Van Voorhis of Rochester discusses the challenges in taking serious games and interactive media from the margins to the mainstream across the K-16 spectrum. Her essent...

Guide to Digital Games and Learning from MindShift

November 19, 2014

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Games and...

Participate in UCLA’s Game Based Learning Research Study

November 14, 2014

Our friends from UCLA's CRESST are conducting a game based learning research study about building science and social emotional skills with "Go Vector Go" and "Spaceforce;" 2 games featured on BrainPOP...

Free Online Gaming in Education Conference Begins Monday September 15!

September 15, 2014

BrainPOP is excited to partner with the Learning Revolution Project for the first annual Gaming in Education Virtual conference.  From Building a Local Community of Game-Based Learning Professionals...

Games and Educational Research: A Match Made in Digital Heaven

August 14, 2014

Guest blogger Myra Luna-Lucero, M.A., Ed.M. shares the relationship between games and educational research, and  her experience using GameUp games in that capacity. Myra is a third year doctoral stud...

What Makes a Great Educational Game? Peek Into Our Game Evaluation Process and GLS 2014

June 6, 2014

There are a ton of really great games out there - but a lot of them never make it into the classroom. Why is this? The reasons include poor distribution, technical challenges, and a lack of teacher su...

GameUp Video Game Evaluation Rubric

June 3, 2014

How does BrainPOP evaluate and choose games to put onto GameUp? BrainPOP's GameUp team created this rubric to provide a framework by which to evaluate a games merit. We consider many aspects of a game...

What Video Games Can Teach Educators

April 7, 2014

Last week, guest blogger Caryn Swark shared her tips and tricks for game design in the classroom. Now, she's taken to her own blog to explore the benefits of video games for educators. With an interes...

Participate! Digital Games and Family Life Survey

January 9, 2014

The following post comes from our friends at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center   -   Are you a parent of a child age 4-13 who uses digital games? If so, you are eligible to take a digital games and...

Game-Based Learning Design Workshop

December 20, 2013

"The single best opportunity for innovation in education is to gather teachers together in professional development programs that are pedagogy-centered, so that they can hone their teaching techniqu...