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...

Blockly Essential Questions

December 6, 2013

Categories: Teacher Resources
What are the fundamentals of computer programming? How do you create a program? How are algorithms used in coding? How can you use computer programming to complete a task? How is computer p...

Tynker Lost in Space Computer Programming Game

December 6, 2013

Visit the lesson ideas page to find resources for Tynker: Lost in Space, a free online computer programming game....

Computer Coding Lesson Plan: Blockly Maze Game

December 6, 2013

Categories: GameUP Lesson Plan
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore computer coding, algorithms, and programming....

Puppy Adventure Tips and Tricks

December 6, 2013

Puppy adventure is a game where players guide Pixel the puppy home by solving a series of programming puzzles.  Students solve each puzzle by programming Pixel to reach the goal using the provided vi...

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...

Logo Programming Game Lesson Plan: Turtle Academy

December 6, 2013

In this logo programming game lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including the Turtle Academy online programming game) to explore the popular computer pro...

Tynker 15 Block Challenge Computer Programming Game

December 6, 2013

Categories: Computer Science GameUP
Visit the lesson ideas page to find resources for 15 Block Challenge, a free online computer programming game....

Creative Programming Lesson Plan: 15 Blocks Game

December 6, 2013

Categories: Lesson Plan
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to learn about creative programming. Through the game Tynker: 15 Blocks Challenge, st...