The SnapThought Tool: Reflection, Communication and Assessment

March 3, 2014

BrainPOP's unique SnapThought tool is fundamentally changing the game play experience on GameUp for students and teachers. In this article we will explain how optimal use of this tool provides opport...

Science Games: Prisoner of Echo & My BrainPOP Additional Features

February 14, 2014

Looking to get more from science games? Have your students signed up for individual logins through My BrainPOP? If so, they’ll be able to take snapshots during Prisoner of Echo game play! MyBrainPO...

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 ...

Setting Cooperative Gaming Expectations

January 1, 2013

If you are allowing students to cooperatively play an educational game, make sure you go over expectations for being a good cooperative gaming partner. Explain what it looks like and sounds like to wo...

Reflections and Refraction Lesson Plan: Prisoner of Echo Science Game

August 12, 2012

In this refraction lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students will explore wave interactions (including interference, reflection, refraction, and diffraction) through this online scien...