Using Games in Learning Centers

January 1, 2013

Using games in learning centers not only helps your students learn; it can help you better assess their learning! GameUp and GameUp Jr. work exceptionally well as work station or learning center activ...

Track Game Progress with Graphs

January 1, 2013

If you’re using educational games over a period of time, ask your students to track game progress with graphs. Whenever a game is played, direct students to record their scores and a variable that s...

Games As Homework

January 1, 2013

Categories: Teacher Resources
Have students use GameUp games as homework wherever they can access a computer with Internet access! You can give students a special goal to reach, or even offer them extra credit if they show you a ...

Educational Games: 5 Ways to Structure Game Play

January 1, 2013

There are lots of different ways you can have students explore online educational games. Here are five general approaches we can recommend to structure game play: Whole Class Game Play: Project the g...

Setting Cooperative Gaming Expectations

January 1, 2013

If you are allowing students to cooperatively play an educational game, make sure you go over expectations for being a good cooperative gaming partner. Explain what it looks like and sounds like to wo...

Setting the Stage for Game Play

January 1, 2013

Coaches know the importance of a good pre-game talk, and so should you. What you say to learners can help them immensely as they begin to learn through game play. Here are some examples: "The...

Setting Up Rules and Expectations for Game Play

January 1, 2013

When students are playing a game, they often won't behave exactly the same way they do when they are taking a test or listening to a lecture. Students might be completely engrossed in what they are do...

Lesson Ideas for Using BrainPOP to Teach About Holidays

December 5, 2012

BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer lots of seasonal movie topic pages. Here are some ideas for using Brainpop to teach about holidays:...

Guest Blogger Steve Isaacs Shares Tales from the Game Design Classroom

December 3, 2012

Guest Blogger and BrainPOP Educator Steve Isaacs share his methods for incorporating game design into his classroom.  You can find the post in it's original form on Steve's blog, games and learning ...

Happy Thanksgiving from BrainPOP

November 20, 2012

Searching for some last minute lesson plans to help students understand Thanksgiving?  Look no further than BrainPOP Educators Thanksgiving lesson plan and teaching tools page for some useful teachin...