New on GameUp: Code Monkey Teaches Coding to Kids

December 3, 2014

We'd like to offer a special welcome to a new GameUp partner: Code Monkey Studios! Through this partnership, we're able to offer the Code Monkey game to BrainPOP users, and it's a fantastic way to tea...

3 Ways for Using BrainPOP Jr. To Teach Computer Skills to Young Learners

October 27, 2014

BrainPOP Jr. can help you teach and reinforce all sorts of key skills in technology for K-3 students: internet safety, parts of a computer, responsible use of computers, blogs, email, and more! Here ...

6 Free Games for Teaching Kids Computer Programming

September 26, 2014

BrainPOP's GameUp has six excellent free games to introduce students to coding and computer programming. Click on each link below to view our game resources, including related BrainPOP movie topics, l...

Learn Principles of Ed Tech and Game Design with EdX online MOOC

September 19, 2014

You may be already be familiar with our colleagues at MIT's Education Arcade and Scheller Teacher Education Programs by playing any one of the three Lure of the Labyrinth math games on GameUp! Perhaps...

Sketch Racer Computer Programming Game Tips and Tricks

December 6, 2013

In the Sketch Racer programming game, students must connect the visual code blocks in the right order. For example, if they need to move 2 spaces, they may need to connect two ‘Run’ blocks one aft...

Search Shark Internet Search Game: Vocabulary Strategies

May 31, 2013

To get the most from this internet search game, review the meaning of the term “keyword” with students prior to Search Shark game play. You may want to project an internet search for the class to ...

Sharing Information Online Lesson Plan: The Share Jumper Game

March 7, 2013

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online game) to practice identifying the when and hows about sharing information online....

Internet Searches Lesson Plan: Search Shark Game

January 30, 2013

In this internet searches lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online game) to practice identifying keywords that result in relevant informa...