Playing Time Zone X

November 2, 2015

This screencast provides contextual help for playing the GameUP game Time Zone X.  ...

The Educator’s Guide to Teaching with Digital Interactive Models

October 19, 2015

BrainPOP's GameUp features simulations, interactive models, and (of course) games. Each of these three types of resources have a unique purpose and benefit for students: Simulations are Dynamic re...

The Educator’s Guide to Teaching with Digital Simulations

September 21, 2015

All games are not created equal, and many resources that are commonly referred to as games are actually digital simulations or interactive models. The difference isn't just a matter of semantics: e...

Guide to Digital Games and Learning from MindShift

November 19, 2014

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Games and...

Gate Math Game Level Guide

August 15, 2014

This math game level guide PDF explains the topics and skills covered at each level of the free math game Gate.  The game level guide is provided by the game developer, NMSU....

The Sortify Game: A New Experiment in Playful Assessment

April 14, 2014

Sortify is a brand new offering from BrainPOP's GameUp that's designed to be used as a playful assessment. It’s an open-ended tool that is flexible enough to work for all grade levels (K-12) and ma...

Using the “Sorting Organizer” Games Activity in TSN-2

April 3, 2014

This tutorial provides an overview of the "sorting organizer" games activity in The Sports Network 2. This activity covers the Common Core State Standard Reading for informational text 8.3...

Using the “Idea Centralizer” Games Activity in TSN-2

April 3, 2014

This tutorial provides an overview of the "idea centralizer" games activity in The Sports Network 2. This activity covers the Common Core State Standards Reading for Informational Text 8.1 and 8.2....

Multiply the Impact: Martin Esterman’s Newest Math Game

March 27, 2014

Originally Recorded March 2014 We recently welcomed Martin Esterman, 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge winner, for a discussion and to take a look at his newest math game, Multiplication Bloc...

SpaceForce: Instructions for Online Physics Game Play

February 14, 2014

Check out SpaceForce, a physics game using force, motion, and mass to recover lost riches. Use the mouse cursor to highlight any of the objects located in the blue palette window at the top of the lev...