Planet Mechanic Science Game: Now on GameUP!

February 27, 2014

The Planet Mechanic science game is a fun way to allow students to explore the planets in our solar system and their specific properties. Players have the ability to experiment with a planet orbiting...

Science Game: Prisoner of Echo Dictionary Tips

February 14, 2014

At the beginning of this science game, you can click on Game Dictionary to access a list of important vocabulary words in The Prisoner of Echo, and their definitions. You can ask students to define a ...

Reach for the Sun Teaching Strategies

September 4, 2013

Use these teaching strategies to enhance your students' experience of the Reach for the Sun game: How realistic is the game's representation of being a plant? Encourage students to explore this questi...

Executive Command Essential Questions

May 31, 2013

How and why are governments established? What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of the checks and balances system? What are the benefits and problems of being in charge of the exec...

Executive Command Game Trailer

May 31, 2013

Check out this thirty second Executive Command game trailer video from Filament to see the game in action!...

Games For Change Award Nominations go to GameUp Partners Filament and Learning Games Network!

May 14, 2013

Congratulations to GameUp partners Filament Games and Learning Games Network for their nominations in the "Best Gameplay" category at the annual Games for Change awards this June. LGN's game,  Quanda...

BrainPOP Heads to SXSWEdu

March 1, 2013

Categories: Conferences GameUP Gaming
Heading to the SXSWEduConference and Festival, March 4-7 in Austin? Be sure to check out Got Game? Learning Through Play. Seriously. Taking place on Monday, March 4 at 3:00 PM, it features our very...

Branches of Power Essential Questions

January 29, 2013

What is power? How does our country’s court system affect the lives of citizens? How are our government’s and court’s practices related to (and influenced by) time, location, an...

You Make Me Sick: Preparing for Gameplay

January 24, 2013

When preparing for gameplay, set a purpose for learning by letting students know what they’ll be able to accomplish by playing the game: Explain some of the ways that people can avoid bacter...

Preparing to Play Supreme Decision

January 24, 2013

Make sure learners have the background knowledge when preparing to play Supreme Decision. Students should know: What the Constitution and the First Amendment are The job of the Supreme Court, ...