Quandary, an Ethics and English Game: Preparing to Play

January 23, 2013

Before playing this ethics and English game, ask if students are familiar with the word "Quandary"? You may want to start the session by asking: “Do you know what the game’s title means? What is a...

Employee Lounge Math Game Collaborative Learning Tips

January 22, 2013

Have students play Lure of the Labyrinth Employee Lounge math game collaboratively in teams or small groups. Ask students to help one another develop strategies for solving the puzzles. Structure the...

Refraction Game Teaching Strategies

January 18, 2013

The Refraction game teaches fractions by adopting three models: laser width (continuous), flow frequency (discrete), and lasers colored by denominator. In later stages of the game, students...

Recent Lesson Plans + Materials

January 17, 2013

Explore The Latest Teaching Resources We have dozens of graphic organizers, hundreds of lesson plans, and fun BrainPOP branded printables, like classroom posters, clipart, worksheets and more! ...

BrainPOP receives KAPi award

January 16, 2013

Every January, the big players in the consumer electronics industry gather in Las Vegas to share the newest innovations and developments. From collossal TVs to networked "smart" home appliances this y...

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

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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...