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New on GameUp: Sizing Up the Universe

April 6, 2015

Sizing Up the Universe is the latest offering from our games partner, Smithsonian Education. Targeted for students in grades 4-8, Sizing Up the Universe helps kids consider scale with questions such a...

Sizing Up the Universe Curriculum Resources

March 1, 2015

The ideas in these lesson and curriculum resources will help implement an online interactive tool, Sizing Up the Universe....

Sizing Up the Universe Recording Sheet

January 9, 2015

This recording sheet helps students record their thinking before, during, and after activities related to the online interactive tool, Sizing Up the Universe. Check out our Sizing Up the Universe less...

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...

The Ruby Realm Photosynthesis Slideshow

October 1, 2014

Download this free Ruby Realm Photosynthesis game PowerPoint presentation from Possible Worlds! It's designed to be used for 10-15 minutes AFTER game play. Since The Ruby Realm game introduces stud...

Cool Science Careers: Imagine Yourself Role-Playing Science Game

July 14, 2014

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

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...