We are committed to learning more about the world of educational gaming.  Here are some of our favorite game-based learning resources from our GameUp partners, thought leaders and organizations we admire.

Academic Research on Game-Based Learning with BrainPOP's GameUp

BrainPOP has participated in the following studies about Game-Based Learning.

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The A-GAMES project (Analyzing Games for Assessment in Math, ELA/Social Studies, and Science), a collaboration between the University of Mic...
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The A-GAMES project (Analyzing Games for Assessment in Math, ELA/Social Studies, and Science), a collaboration between the University of Mic...
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BrainPOP teamed up with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop to lead a research project, Teacher Attitudes about Digital Games in ...

Additional Academic Texts on Game-Based Learning

This is a collection of research that BrainPOP recommends reading to better understand the value and impact of Game-Based Learning.

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Project Tomorrow has collected the viewpoints of over 3 million students, educators and parents – the Speak Up dataset represents the larg...
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October 20, 2014 Lori Takeuchi, Ph.D. and Sarah Vaala, Ph.D. conducted a national survey among nearly 700 K-8 teachers.  The report reve...
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NMC Horizon Report 2014 K-12 Edition Games and Gamification  Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years "Games and game-based le...
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Originally published in the Games + Learning + Society 2012 Conference Proceedings 8.0, this research represents a partnership between Carne...
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This article, by John Richards, Leslie Stebbins and Kurt Moellering, 2013, explores the current reality of the games market. It draws a K-12...
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Written by Darrel M. West, this article discusses how blogs, social media and video games can foster education. The author argues the use of...
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Written by Cynthia Chiong, Ph.D. in December 2009, this report is from a Research & Design Workshop at The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at S...
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This paper is from The Education Arcade by Eric Klopfer, Scot Osterweil, and Katie Salen with contributions by Jason Haas, Jennifer Groff an...

Blog Posts on Game-Based Learning

The following blogs and posts share great ideas about game based learning from BrainPOP and beyond!

Brain Points: A Growth Mindset Reward Structure Boosts Player Persistence in Refraction By: Eleanor O'Rourke Psychologist Carol Dweck ha...
These 5 articles help demonstrate just some of the many beneficial values of game-based learning. Five Video Games Your Middle Schooler S...
BrainPOP's unique SnapThought tool is fundamentally changing the game play experience on GameUp for students and teachers. In this article ...

Our Favorite Books on Game-Based Learning

Here are some classic texts on game-based learning and game design.

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Written by James Paul Gee (2007), this article explores 16 learning principles that are incorporated in good learning games. The author argu...
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This is a book review, published on the Journal of Children and Media, written by Amy Shirong Lu (2012) on 'Video Games and Learning: T...
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Written for game designers, interaction designers and game scholars, "Rules of Play" is a pioneer in offering a theoretical model for unders...