Why Use Playful Assessments?

May 7, 2015

Originally Recorded April 2015 “Assessment” is a word we tend to associate more with “boring but reliable” than “engaging for students.” But it may be time to rethink that. We welcome K...

Guest Blogger Matt Farber Reflects on Playtesting Educational Games

December 18, 2014

Earlier this week, we shared Steve Isaacs' (@mr_isaacs) reflection on a playtesting session focusing on an educational game that’s currently in development at BrainPOP HQ. Matt Farber (@MatthewFarbe...

Guest Blogger Steve Isaacs Reflects on Playtesting Educational Games with Students

December 15, 2014

When creating features, educational games, and other projects at BrainPOP, we strive to incorporate the teacher and student voice in all parts of the process. Recently our User Testing Lead, Katya Hot...

Prepping for an Hour of Code

December 7, 2014

Learn how to work an “Hour of Code” into your day during Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14. CSEdWeek aims to show kids the importance of computer science – which 90 percent of schoo...

BrainPOP at WISE – World Innovation Summit for Education

November 20, 2014

Earlier this month, BrainPOP had the unique opportunity to join an international conversation about creativity and learning at this year’s WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar. Dr. Kari Stubbs, BrainPOP's VP...

GameUp SnapThought Step Guide

August 14, 2014

This step guide will walk you through the process of using the SnapThought tool to help students reflect on key moments of certain games on GameUp....

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...

An Overview Webinar: The Ins and Outs of BrainPOP

May 9, 2014

Originally Recorded May 2014 Whether you’re a BrainPOP overview newbie or a veteran in need of a refresher, we’ve got you covered. Join us for this overview webinar exploring the ins and outs o...

“Read all About it” in our December Newsletter

December 19, 2013

Extra! Extra! The December 2013 edition of our newsletter has hit the stands. Get the latest on our holiday offer; the slew of new Tech & Science games on GameUp; the ways we supported CSEdWeek; r...

Good Video Games, Good Learning Games

November 1, 2013

Written by James Paul Gee (2007), this article explores 16 learning principles that are incorporated in good learning games. The author argues educators could make use of these principles to make lear...