Executive Command Game Play Strategies

January 23, 2013

Gaining the Support of Congress: The game play strategies key to the Executive Command game is to focus on winning support from Congress for the President’s signature issue that was chosen in the...

Branches of Power Assessment Ideas

January 23, 2013

This game helps students see how the branches of power are interrelated. Use the following questions to spark discussion on the Branches of Power game as to what students learned about the legislative...

Game-Based Learning Lesson Plan Contest

July 10, 2012

Filament Games, the developers of GameUp games You Make Me Sick, Cell Command, and Crazy Plant Shop, is hosting a lesson plan contest!  They are looking for educators who are supporters of game-based...

Presidential Powers and Responsibilities Lesson Plan: Executive Command Game

June 7, 2012

In this Executive Command game lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore presidential powers and responsibilities. Students will also apply knowledge ...

Research to Support Games in Your Classroom

May 7, 2012

How Blogs, Social Media, and Video Games Improve Education Click the link and read the study:  How Blogs, Social Media, and Video Games Improve Education, by Darrell M. West, Vice Presiden...

iCivics’ Pocket Lawfirm Game on iOS

April 4, 2012

Are you a fan of GameUp? Do you love the BrainPOP Featured Movie App? Well then, we've got exciting news.  Our friends at Filament Games and iCivics have introduced the newest version of their most ...

Webinar Alert: Getting Game, an Inside Look at Educational Game Development

December 13, 2011

Categories: 2.0 tools Gaming
Wednesday, December 14th 4:30 PM EDT Duration: 1 Hour From BrainPOP Educators to ed tech conferences everywhere, you’ve heard the buzz about games in the classroom. Now, take a look at the roo...

‘Pedagogical Pain Points’ – Your Input on Educational Games

October 21, 2011

Beth Quinn is Research Director at Filament Games. Prior to joining Filament's team, Dr. Quinn was a professor of sociology, specializing in the Sociology of Law and qualitative methods. She brings ...