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...

Join the Gaming in Ed Online Conference This September

July 15, 2014

Join conference founder Steve Hargadon along with BrainPOP's own Allisyn Levy as they co-chair the first Gaming in Ed conference! This is a free event that will be held entirely online, bringing toget...

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?  The BrainPOP team created this rubric to provide a framework by which to evaluate a games merit.  We consider many aspects of a game:...

Teach Coding with Robot Turtles!

May 23, 2014

BrainPOP is known for digital animations and games, but we invited guest blogger Charlotte Fixler to share about a fantastic non-digital board game that teaches principles of coding entitled Robot Tu...

New on GameUp: Go Vector Go Science Game

May 9, 2014

We know there are a lot of incredible games coming out of university design programs. We are so excited to welcome UCLA CREEST onboard as a new GameUp partner with the science game Go Vector Go! In...

STEAM Video Game Design: Tales From Students in the Field!

April 17, 2014

Originally Recorded April 2014 Peek into a STEAM video game design lab with POPstar David Conover and some of his Pflugerville, TX students. They’ll share their unique experiences developing a ...

The Sortify Game: A New Experiment in Playful Assessment

April 14, 2014

Sortify is a brand new offering from BrainPOP's GameUp that's designed to be used as a playful assessment. It’s an open-ended tool that is flexible enough to work for all grade levels (K-12) and ma...

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...

New on GameUp: Multiplication Blocks

March 30, 2014

Categories: GameUP Gaming Math Games
If you've ever played Addition Blocks, you know how fun (and addictive!) it can be to practice adding numbers through a well-designed game. BrainPOP is excited to announce we have a fantastic new offe...