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, ...

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 ...