Playful Learning with Nick Fortugno

March 28, 2013

In this lecture, game designer Nick Fortugno, CCO of Playmatics and creator of Ayiti: the Cost of Life, inspires us to think beyond games as assessment tools, and consider the fundamental characterist...

Creative Assessment at Quest to Learn School

March 28, 2013

Last Friday, I had the honor of being one of the judges for the the Rube Goldberg Machines Boss Level at NYC's Quest 2to Learn School. With all of debate surrounding assessment, it was refreshing to...

New on GameUp: English Games and Classroom Inc’s The Sports Network 2!

March 14, 2013

BrainPOP is thrilled to introduce a new category of free English Language Arts (ELA) games! When you visit the main GameUp page, you'll now see an "English Games" button which takes you to our growing...

National STEM Video Game Challenge 2013

February 11, 2013

Inspired by the Educate to Innovate Campaign, President Obama’s initiative to promote a renewed focus on STEM education, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition whose goa...

BrainPOP Rolls Out New Educator Resource Pages for Every GameUp Game!

January 30, 2013

Just this week, we've quietly rolled out a new group of support pages on BrainPOP Educators.  We have created game specific  pages to help support your implementation of GameUp games in class! Ever...

New Games on GameUp!

January 30, 2013

Categories: BrainPOP GameUP Gaming
GameUp keeps growing!  Just this week, we've introduced 5 new games, including our first music game, from partner State of Play, called One Man Band. All you do is drag and drop instruments anywher...

EdWeb Webinar: Educational Games for Girls – Collaboration and Context

January 9, 2013

This Thursday, January 10 at 4pm ET,  join our friends at EdWeb for a compelling webinar. Presenters: Victoria Van Voorhis, Founder & CEO, Second Avenue Software, and  Jayne C. Lammers, Assi...

Using BrainPOP’s GameUp to Teach About the Solar System

December 19, 2012

Categories: GameUP Gaming Science
In addition the many movie topic pages on the solar system, BrainPOP also has three dynamic games to help students learn about space in a fun and interactive way! Build a Solar System allows stude...

Guest Blogger Steve Isaacs Shares Tales from the Game Design Classroom

December 3, 2012

Guest Blogger and BrainPOP Educator Steve Isaacs share his methods for incorporating game design into his classroom.  You can find the post in it's original form on Steve's blog, games and learning ...

New Game on GameUp: Center for Game Science presents “Treefrog Treasure”

November 30, 2012

The Center for Game Science (CGS) is part of the department of computer science at the University of Washington. We’re made up of a group of designers, software engineers, artists, and students, inc...