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...

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

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 “Circuit of Sustainability” and ...

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...

Guest Blogger Caryn Swark Shares Tips and Tricks for Game Design in the Classroom

March 24, 2014

Most games – card, board, or video – require students to think, solve problems, create, and adapt. But why not go a step beyond playing games and have students actually create games? Game design r...

The Impulse Science Game: Teaching Laws of Motion

March 10, 2014

You can use GameUp's Impulse game to help students learn about Newton’s first and second laws of motion and his law of universal gravitation. Developed by our partner, EdGE at TERC, Impulse scienc...

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...