Educational Games: 5 Ways to Structure Game Play

January 1, 2013

There are lots of different ways you can have students explore online educational games. Here are five general approaches we can recommend to structure game play: Whole Class Game Play: Project the g...

Using Graphic Organizers with Games

January 1, 2013

Some students will prefer to figure out games in their heads, but others may need additional support. When introducing a game to your class, consider offering scratch paper or graphic organizers to he...

Setting Cooperative Gaming Expectations

January 1, 2013

If you are allowing students to cooperatively play an educational game, make sure you go over expectations for being a good cooperative gaming partner. Explain what it looks like and sounds like to wo...

Food Fight Species Cards

December 18, 2012

These Food Fight species cards help students organize and think through game play....

Greek Gods Lesson Plan: Learning About Greek Mythology

December 16, 2012

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology who were also later worshipped, though renamed by, the Roma...

Main Idea Lesson Plan: It’s a Real Life Skill!

December 16, 2012

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use BrainPOP Jr. and/or BrainPOP resources to explore main idea. Students will practice finding the main idea of popular movies, music ...

New Game on GameUp: Simple Machines!

December 14, 2012

In Simple Machines, the newest science game featured on GameUp, there are spare robot parts all over the Museum. It's the job of Twitch to go and collect them. It won't be easy, and that's the problem...

Plant Growth Lesson Plan: What Plants Need Interactive

December 9, 2012

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use a free online science interactive to explore how a plant's environmental conditions affect its growth and development. Students wo...

Digestive System Lesson Plan: Build-A-Body Game

December 9, 2012

In this digestive system lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use a free online science interactive to learn about the organs and organ substructures of the human digestive system...

Structures of a Sugar Maple Tree Lesson Plan: Build-A-Tree Interactive

December 9, 2012

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use a free online science interactive to learn about the structures and substructures of a sugar maple tree. Students work in teams to...