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Free Hour of Code Collection – Movies, Games, and Support

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This National Computer Science Education Week, we’re encouraging and supporting your participating in the Hour of Code movement! A special collection of movies, games, and teacher support materials ...
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10 Ways Game-Based Learning Can Enhance Your Curriculum

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Have you been wanting to try out game-based learning in your classroom? Here are ten ways games can enhance your curriculum and help students meet standards: 1. Make repetition more engaging (and e...
Helping to Build a "Nation of Makers"

Helping to Build a “Nation of Makers”

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We’re so proud to announce our involvement with the National Week of Making, celebrating the builders, creators, designers, and problem solvers among us! Running today through June 18th, the Nationa...
Hour of Code at BrainPOP

Hour of Code and BrainPOP

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Celebrate Computer Science Education Week  by working an "Hour of Code" into your schoolday! Running, December 8-14, CSEdWeek aims to highlight the importance of computer science, which 90 percent of...
Free Games for Teaching Computer Programming to Kids

6 Free Games for Teaching Kids Computer Programming

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BrainPOP's GameUp has six excellent free games to introduce students to coding and computer programming. Click on each link below to view our game resources, including related BrainPOP movie topics, l...
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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...

Tynker Around With Programming

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Originally Recorded February 2014 Experience the ways Tynker teaches kids basic programming as they build animations, games, interactive projects, and more. And, take a look at the ways you can use B...
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Guest Blogger: Doug Bergman Shares His Reflection on Using GameUp Games in Computer Science

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Thinking about using games in computer science? Check out what blogger Doug Bergman has to say! Doug Bergman is a teacher at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina. He’s been teaching for ...