Guest Blogger Matt Farber Reflects on Playtesting Educational Games

December 18, 2014

Categories: General
Earlier this week, we shared Steve Isaacs' (@mr_isaacs) reflection on a playtesting session focusing on an educational game that’s currently in development at BrainPOP HQ. Matt Farber (@MatthewFarbe...

Guest Blogger Steve Isaacs Reflects on Playtesting Educational Games with Students

December 15, 2014

When creating features, educational games, and other projects at BrainPOP, we strive to incorporate the teacher and student voice in all parts of the process. Recently our User Testing Lead, Katya Hot...

Using Games in the Classroom

December 3, 2014

Katrina Schwartz's blog post for  MindShift on November 24, 2014 entitled, "Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom" brings to light the many barriers to implementing game-based ...

Serious Games into the K-16 Classroom with Victoria Van Voorhis

November 19, 2014

In this video talk with Victoria Van Voorhis of Rochester discusses the challenges in taking serious games and interactive media from the margins to the mainstream across the K-16 spectrum. Her essent...

Guide to Digital Games and Learning from MindShift

November 19, 2014

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Games and...

3 Reasons Classroom, Inc. Loves Partnering with BrainPOP’s GameUp

October 17, 2014

Categories: GameUP Gaming Gaming News
It's been a true honor for us at BrainPOP to present Classroom, Inc.'s After the Storm: Day One and The Sports Network 2 on GameUp. Not only are the games of the highest quality and incredibly valuabl...

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 STEM
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...