Serious Games into the K-16 Classroom with Victoria Van Voorhis

November 19, 2014

In this video talk with Victoria Van Voorhis of Rochester discusses the challenges in taking serious games and interactive media from the margins to the mainstream across the K-16 spectrum. Her essent...

Guide to Digital Games and Learning from MindShift

November 19, 2014

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Games and...

Making Change and Other Money Skills with BrainPOP Jr.

November 17, 2014

Categories: BrainPOP Jr. Math
Did you know that BrainPOP Jr. now offers a new movie called Making Change Under a Dollar? You can have students use the interactive game to practice making change, or complete the printable activi...

New on GameUp: Game Over Gopher

September 22, 2014

Categories: GameUP Math Games
Game Over Gopher is an engaging and educational game by Math Snacks that allows students to explore plotting functions on a grid. You can use the game to introduce students to the graphing topic or to...

Learn Principles of Ed Tech and Game Design with EdX online MOOC

September 19, 2014

You may be already be familiar with our colleagues at MIT's Education Arcade and Scheller Teacher Education Programs by playing any one of the three Lure of the Labyrinth math games on GameUp! Perhaps...

Video: Teaching with Game Over Gopher Math Game

August 27, 2014

Categories: BrainPOP GameUP Math Games
Follow exemplary teacher, Sharon Johnson, as she uses Game Over Gopher math game with her class. Learn strategies for engaging the class in discussion, game mechanics, and fun complementary learning ...

Avoiding the “Summer Slump” with Math Games

June 26, 2014

Today's guest blogger, Derek Lomas, shares research about the dreaded summer slump and ways to support students from losing progress over the summer. Derek is a  learning scientist at Carnegie Mellon...

Mental Math Lesson Plan: Gate Game

June 23, 2014

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-8, students will use a free math game to construct increasingly large numbers. They will practice skills in mental math, place value, operations (i...

The Sortify Game: A New Experiment in Playful Assessment

April 14, 2014

Sortify is a brand new offering from BrainPOP's GameUp that's designed to be used as a playful assessment. It’s an open-ended tool that is flexible enough to work for all grade levels (K-12) and ma...

Sortify Multiplication Game Discussion Starters

February 28, 2014

Use these Sortify Multiplication Game Discussion Starters to help students reflect on their learning during and after the Sortify: Multiplication game, and expand the discussion to how game play relat...