Tim and Moby playing video learning games

Teaching with games "allows me to hit multiple learning styles in the same lesson in a much easier way than the normal classroom environment." ~David McG, from Best Practices for Using Games & Simulations in the Classroom Guidelines for K–12 Educators (PDF) 

You've probably seen first-hand how absorbing digital games can be for young minds. What if you could re-create that level of engagement in the classroom? By bringing the world of game-based learning into education - through GameUp - we're doing just that.  Educational games add a new way to captivate students and help them learn in a manner that's meaningful for them.

Quality Learning Games

  • Motivate and provide goals
  • Encourage participation
  • Foster creative, interactive problem-solving
  • Strengthen critical and systems thinking
  • Pose adaptive challenges
  • Spark inquiry
  • Require very little prep by busy teachers

Game Screencasts

Watch this games overview video about BrainPOP's GameUp and discover the amazing games from award winning partners that we've curated for s...
Teaching U.S. Government? You'll love the iCivics games on BrainPOP's GameUp. This screencast shares best practices for getting the most of ...
This video documents a play testing session for BrainPOP's GameUP game, "Guts and Bolts," while providing tips and tricks for teachers who w...

Explore Teaching with GameUp

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center released new research from the Games and Learning Publishing Council initiative.  They conducted a series of vi...
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center released new research from the Games and Learning Publishing Council initiative about teaching with games. They ...
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center released new research from the Games and Learning Publishing Council initiative about teaching with games. They ...