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Learn Principles of Ed Tech and Game Design with EdX online MOOC

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You may be already be familiar with our colleagues at MIT's Education Arcade and Scheller Teacher Education Programs by playing any one of the three Lure of the Labyrinth math games on GameUp! Perhaps...
Gaming in Education

Free Online Gaming in Education Conference Begins Monday September 15!

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BrainPOP is excited to partner with the Learning Revolution Project for the first annual Gaming in Education Virtual conference.  From Building a Local Community of Game-Based Learning Professionals...
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Back to School 2014 with BrainPOP

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Labor day has passed, and school is back in session!  Here are some ideas for using BrainPOP during the first few weeks of school. 1) Set up My BrainPOP with your students. Did you know that your s...
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New On BrainPOP: Note-Taking Skills

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Just in time for back to school, we introduce our newest movie topic page - Note-Taking Skills. Start the year with this one and prompt students to use best practices for watching BrainPOP movies  al...
Summer Slump and Math Games

Avoiding the “Summer Slump” with Math Games

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Today's guest blogger, Derek Lomas, shares research about the dreaded summer slump and ways to support students from losing progress over the summer. Derek is a  learning scientist at Carnegie Mellon...
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What Makes a Great Educational Game? Peek Into Our Game Evaluation Process and GLS 2014

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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...
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Teach Coding with Robot Turtles!

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BrainPOP is known for digital animations and games, but we invited guest blogger Charlotte Fixler to share about a fantastic non-digital board game that teaches principles of coding entitled Robot Tu...
ISTE 2014 BrainPOP!

Registration is Live for the POPup! Classroom at ISTE 2014

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We're thrilled to be serving as one of ISTE's 2014 sponsors! As part of that sponsorship, we will be hosting a “POPUp Classroom," where we’ll lead a series of professional development sessions. Th...
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Make Your Own BrainPOP Animation

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Interested in making your own BrainPOP animation? Emily Smith leads "The Hive Society" a 5th grade Language Arts teacher at Cunningham Elementary in Austin TX. This year alone her student "scholars" ...
Most Significant Impact Game Award 2014

Games for Change Most Significant Impact Game Award Winner – Mission US

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We're so excited to congratulate our partner, WNET THIRTEEN and Electric Funstuff for Mission US - A Cheyenne Odyssey, recipient of the prestigious Most Significant Impact Game award at the 2014 Gam...