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...

Cool Science Careers: Imagine Yourself Role-Playing Science Game

July 14, 2014

Categories: GameUP Science Games STEM
Our partner, Rice University, has another fantastic science game featured on BrainPOP's GameUp! It's called Cool Science Careers: Imagine Yourself, and it's designed to help students in grades 5-8 exp...

New on GameUp: MedMyst Animal Alert Science Game

July 2, 2014

Categories: GameUP Science Games
MedMyst Animal Alert is a brand new science game from our partner, Rice University. Designed for students in grades 5-12, MedMyst Animal Alert allows students to take on the role of epidemiologists, m...

More Citizen Science Lesson Ideas

June 6, 2014

Game Learning Society (GLS) has provided 5 additional lesson plans for the Citizen Science game. Visit their site to view and download the following PDFs: Citizen Science - Cause and Effect Lesson...

What Makes a Great Educational Game? Peek Into Our Game Evaluation Process and GLS 2014

June 6, 2014

There are a ton of really great games out there - but a lot of them never make it into the classroom. Why is this? The reasons include poor distribution, technical challenges, and a lack of teacher su...

New on GameUp: Go Vector Go Science Game

May 9, 2014

We know there are a lot of incredible games coming out of university design programs. We are so excited to welcome UCLA CREEST onboard as a new GameUp partner with the science game Go Vector Go! In...

Cool Science Careers: Imagine Yourself Game Lesson Plan

May 6, 2014

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-8, students explore cool science careers by using an online game to take on the role of a scientists in the fields of Neuropsychology, Toxicology, ...

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...

Solar System, Seasons and Tides Lesson Plan: Planet Mechanic Game

January 21, 2014

In this solar system lesson, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore the seasons, tides, equinoxes, eclipses, and other aspects of the...