Games and Educational Research- A Match Made in Digital Heaven

August 14, 2014

Guest blogger Myra Luna-Lucero, M.A., Ed.M. shares the relationship between games and educational research, and  her experience using GameUp games in that capacity. Myra is a third year doctoral stud...

5 Easy Ways to See What’s New on BrainPOP

July 23, 2014

Want to know What's New on BrainPOP? Here's a way to find out about our movie of the day, spotlight lessons and movie topics, recent movies/lessons/games we've added, and timely BrainPOP resources tha...

Cool Science Careers: Imagine Yourself Role-Playing Science Game

July 14, 2014

Categories: GameUP Science Games
Our partner, Rice University, has another fantastic science game featured on BrainPOP's GameUp! It's called Cool Science Careers: Imagine Yourself, and it's designed to help students in grades 5-8 exp...

Institute of Play Design Pack: Systems Thinking

July 2, 2014

Teachers at Quest to Learn schools and staff at Institute of Play use the tools in this Systems Thinking Design Pack to support teachers and students in building knowledge and skills in systems thinki...

Institute of Play Design Pack: Games and Learning

July 2, 2014

"What if teachers could harness their creativity and knowledge to engage students in new and exciting ways?  What if teachers supported each other in becoming designers of their own games for learnin...

New on GameUp: MedMyst Animal Alert Science Game

July 2, 2014

Categories: GameUP Science Games
MedMyst Animal Alert is a brand new science game from our partner, Rice University.  Designed for students in grades 5-12, MedMyst Animal Alert allows students to take on the role of epidemiologists,...

Playful Assessment: BrainPOP’s Sortify Game

June 20, 2014

Originally Recorded June 2014 Join us as we explore BrainPOP’s Sortify Game. Designed for “playful assessment,” Sortify covers a range of core subjects and is appropriate for lower elementary...

6 new Drafting Board games are now on GameUp!

June 13, 2014

That's right--we've got six new games from the Drafting Board series, created by our incredible partner iCivics. Drafting Board games are designed to allow students in grades 5-12 to explore the proce...

What Makes a Great Educational Game? Peek Into Our Game Evaluation Process and GLS 2014

June 6, 2014

There are a ton of really great games out there - but a lot of them never make it into the classroom. Why is this? The reasons include poor distribution, technical challenges, and a lack of teacher su...

You Make Me Sick Teacher Support Overview

May 19, 2014

This short video provides information on the BrainPOP materials that accompany the You Make Me Sick science game. You’ll learn about our lesson plan, teacher’s guide, customizable game quiz, and m...